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 give Willard Richards his very own NaMo Nickname and read his whitewashed history of Jo’s arrest and court hearing in June of 1841. Jo had found some way to squirrel himself out from under nearly every legal trouble with which he was accused since he’d started the religion 11 years prior to this and his lawyers saw it fit to stick with the trend. We discuss how the trial of the prophet was seen by local periodicals and the Warsaw Signal’s reaction to the increasing political power wielded by Jo and the church. After that we have on Gottfried to discuss Isaiah in the Book of Mormon from a nuanced perspective and finish up with a very brief listener mail segment spurring a much-needed correction.


Missouri Joint Fact-Finding Committee report

Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship by Reg Ankrom

Times & Seasons June 1841

Warsaw Signal 1841 archive

Calvin (Charles) Warren, Esq.

1841 Growing Conflict in Illinois

Joseph Smith and the Criminal Justice System

Nauvoo Charter

1841 articles Missouri News Articles

1841 Quincy Whig

MyBoM Episode 190 - Gottfried Comment

Isaiah Variants in BoM

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Music by Jason Comeau
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