July 6, 2017

Episode 57 – Sign of the Times and Spiritual Tokens

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On this episode, we cover July to November of 1839. We start with a discussion about how scarce documentation is for this blackout period of Mormon history and what that means for historiographies which cover this time period. After that, Jo tells us how we can tell if a spirit is from God or the devil, which hearkens back to his magic roots. After that we take an extract from Bloody Brigham Young’s manuscript history to follow the travel of the Twelve as they made their way closer to boarding a ship for England. After the history, we debut an exciting new segment to leak off the church and then we get into some of the church’s new face of homophobia and discuss just how new their stance on the LGBTQ community really is…. Spoiler alert, the church is still led by a bunch of red-scare bigoted octogenarians who are on the wrong side of history.

Autobiography of Benjamin F. Johnson
Lance Owens Joseph Smith and the Kabbalah
Rosicrucianism in America
Ephrata Cloister and the Whitmers
Manuscript history of Brigham Young
Savannah’s testimony
Mormon and Gay
Face 2 Face with Jeffrey R. Holland
Ryan McKnight and Mormon Leaks

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