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November 9, 2017

Episode 76 – Blasphemers Beware

On this episode, we take a look at the avalanche of acts and ordinances that were being passed in Nauvoo to establish some semblance of a real operating city. Joseph Smith and his favored elites had a lot of work to do and were in the process of forming new committee and organizations on a daily basis to answer the myriad needs of the burgeoning community. Once again, we find speculation to be the sole ruling factor in the formation of any Nauvoo business or agency. Jo even passed an act against intolerant speech against people of faith, we can’t have those atheists building a church in Nauvoo now, can we? After that we’ll get into part 2 of my conversation with Jack Naneek of the Mormon Awakenings podcast, where we really discuss some hard issues with the church’s stance on LGBTQ+ people and the value churches give society. Patreon subscribers be sure to check your feed. There’s an exciting announcement with Ryan McKnight as a separate episode over there and patrons of the show get to hear it a week early.

Links:
History of Blasphemy Laws
https://ffrf.org/outreach/item/20813-we-swear-blasphemy-laws-still-on-the-books
Maryland Blasphemy Law
http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000388/html/am388–824.html
Charles Lee Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lee_Smith
Constitutional Convention
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/
Mormon Awakenings Podcast w/Jack Naneek
http://www.mormondiscussionpodcast.org/category/episodes/mormonawakenings/
Holy Crap Vlogcast guest spot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZsKerih3fg

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