The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we jump into early spring of 1840 with Elias Higbee in Washington D.C. still advocating on behalf of the Mormons. Jo gets back to Nauvoo after having abandoned the Mormons during a very harsh winter to speak with the U.S. government to get some kind of recourse for the Saints’ suffering in Missouri. Rigdon is laid up with sickness and won’t respond to letters while in his fragile state. Jo holds a general conference to handle the issues in Nauvoo which had cropped up in his absence and we’re finally introduced to one of the most infamous characters in all of Mormon history as he finally makes his way into our historical timeline. After that, I’ll be speaking with Mark Naugle so he can tell us a little of his story and the social impact of people officially leaving the church in droves. Check out the Sunstone presentation video!

Links:

Smith-Entheogen Sunstone Presentation
https://youtu.be/t9OCSkqec5A

BoM editions
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Book_of_Mormon_Editions_(1830-1981)

John Cook Bennett (Brokeit)
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-cook-bennett
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-john-c-bennett-25-july-1840/2
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-john-c-bennett-15-august-1840/2

Mark Naugle and QuitMormon
https://quitmormon.com/
https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/84101-ut-mark-naugle-3415436.html

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