March 10, 2016

Special Edition Episode 18 – Zelph on the Shelf’s Tanner Gilliland and His Poem

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On this episode, we have a discussion with the mastermind behind epic poem “Mormonism and Me,” Tanner Gilliland, or as some may know him Zelph on the Shelf! He gives us his timeline in the church, and offers his perspective of the Mormon church. The second half of the interview is spent deconstructing Tanner’s amazing poem “Mormonism and Me,” to really understand the inspiration behind such grammatical wizardry. Check out the YouTube video to really get a feeling for the emotions portrayed in the poem.

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Twitter @NakedMormonism
Outro music Jason Comeau


Mormonism and Me by Tanner Gilliland (Zelph on the Shelf):

Milk and Strippings story:

The Milk & Strippings Story, Thomas B. Marsh, and Brigham Young

Isaac Laney stories:
Latter Day Saints Millennial Star volumes 35-36 page 764 – President Brigham Young and George A Smith gave the eulogizes at his funeral.

Wilford Woodruff, Fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: History of His Life and Labors, as Recorded in His Daily Journals, page 416 gives an account of the dream as recorded by Elder Woodruff and Taylor.

Mormonism Unveiled: Including the Remarkable Life and Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop, John D. Lee; (written by Himself) and Complete Life of Brigham Young, Embracing a History of Mormonism from Its Inception Down to the Present Time, with an Exposition of the Secret History, Signs, Symbols and Crimes of the Mormon Church. Also the True History of the Horrible Butchery Known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, page 80-81 gives an account of Isaac being shot and being hidden under the floor boards of a cabin. I found several others but they were almost identical to this account.

The Mountain Meadows Massacre, page 17 He was nearly beaten to death by agents of the priesthood in Parawan because he sold onions to the Baker-Francher party of Mountain Meadows Massacre fame.

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