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487: An Outsider’s View of Joseph Smith — Alex Beam’s “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church”

AlexBeamIn this episode we interview Alex Beam: author of “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church.” Alex provides an extremely insightful and compelling “outsider’s view” of Joseph Smith’s final years in Nauvoo, along with his murder and legacy.

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422-423: John Hamer on Returning to Mormonism Through the Community of Christ

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In today’s episode we interview John Hamer, who left Mormonism and religion/belief altogether with no intent to return (after graduating from BYU). We explore how John’s relationship with his partner, Mike, helped him to discover his love for Mormon history, the Mormon historians community, and the John Whitmer Historical Association. This path ultimately led John to become baptized in the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) on April 6, 2010 — the 150th anniversary of the Reorganization and the 180th anniversary of the organization of the church.

How does an ex-Mormon who had left faith altogether rediscover the value of religion within a Joseph Smith tradition church? This is John Hamer’s story.

You can talk to John directly at his facebook group “Latter-day Seekers” or follow the SaintsHerald blog.

405: Brian Hales Pt. 4 – Reconciling Belief with Polygamy

In part 4 of a series on Joseph Smith’s polygamy, Brian Hales explains the foundations of his LDS beliefs, and how he maintains belief in the face of detailed knowledge regarding Joseph Smith’s polygamy.

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403: Brian Hales Pt. 2 – 12 Myths Regarding Joseph Smith’s Polygamy

Hales_JSP1In this episode Dr. Brian C. Hales discusses 12 myths regarding Joseph Smith’s practice of polygamy.

  1. Joseph Smith had a reputation as a womanizer.
  2. The Joseph Smith – Fanny Alger relationship was not a plural marriage.
  3. Joseph Smith’s polygamy was all about sex, in other words, “multiply and replenish the earth.”
  4. Joseph Smith had no children by his plural wives.
  5. Joseph Smith had sexual relations with 14 year olds.
  6. John C. Bennett was a polygamy insider in Nauvoo.
  7. None of Joseph Smith’s plural marriages were non-sexual “eternity-only” sealings.
  8. Joseph Smith’s teachings allow sexual polyandry.
  9. Some of Joseph Smith’s marriages included sexual polyandry.
  10. Joseph sent men on missions so he could be sealed to their wives.
  11. Joseph Smith threatened to destroy the reputation of any woman that turned him down.
  12. Emma Smith never supported plural marriage.

  • Click here to obtain the PowerPoint presentation for this podcast.
  • Click here to purchase Brian’s new books entitled “Joseph Smith’s Polygamy Vols. 1-3″
  • Click here to check out Brian’s website called “MormonFundamentalism.com”
  • Click here to check out Brian’s website called “JosephSmithsPolygamy.com”

Also, Brian C.Hales will be speaking about his research and signing copies at Benchmark Books (3269 S Main St #250, Salt Lake City) on February 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and at Pioneer Book (858 S State St, Orem) on March 9th at 7:00 pm.

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402: Brian Hales Pt. 1 – A Refutation of Grant Palmer’s Treatment of Sexual Allegations Against Joseph Smith

In this episode Dr. Brian C. Hales refutes Grant Palmer’s podcast and article on sexual allegations against Joseph Smith.

  • Click here to obtain the PowerPoint presentation for this podcast.
  • Click here to listen to Grant Palmer’s podcast outlining his interpretation of sexual allegations against Joseph Smith.
  • Click here to read Grant Palmer’s discussion of these allegations.
  • Click here to purchase Brian’s new books entitled “Joseph Smith’s Polygamy Vols. 1-3″
  • Click here to check out Brian’s website called “MormonFundamentalism.com”
  • Click here to check out Brian’s website called “JosephSmithsPolygamy.com”

Also, Brian C.Hales will be speaking about his research and signing copies at Benchmark Books (3269 S Main St #250, Salt Lake City) on February 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and at Pioneer Book (858 S State St, Orem) on March 9th at 7:00 pm.