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 continue our examination of Mormon polygamy by walking through more than a century of plural marriage history affiliated with Mormonism. We begin with the Second Manifesto of 1904 and discuss the rise of the Council of Friends and the resulting Fundamentalist Mormon sects which arose from the Council’s leadership. We finish the last half hour with a quick deconstruction of the modern FLDS and Warren Jeffs.


Utah Becomes a State

Constitution of Utah

Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage

Second Manifesto 11904

Reed Smoot Hearings

Kidnapped from That Land: The Government Raids on the Short Creek Polygamists

John Taylor 1886 Polygamy Revelation

Council of Friends

Lorin C. Woolley

1933 Final Manifesto

Leslie Broadbent

John Yates Barlow

Bradley’s Kidnapped from that Land

26 Jul 1953 Short Creek Raid

Rulon Allred

Timeline of Polygamist Mormon Sects

Kingston Group

Apostolic United Brethren

United Effort Plan

Utah and Arizona withdraw from UEP

Most Fundamentalist Groups

Rulon Jeffs

Warren Jeffs

Warren Jeffs Apprehended

SPLC Classifies FLDS as Hate Group

Warren Jeffs child-sex tapes

Warren Jeffs renounces prophetic claims

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