Year of Polygamy: Federal Legislation of Utah Polygamy, Episode 53

Men in suits fighting over "protection of innocent women", Which is the Prophet and which is the Prosecutor ?
Men in suits fighting over “protection of innocent women”, Which is the Prophet and which is the Prosecutor ?
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Join Lindsay as she interviews Perry Porter about the legislation and laws surrounding Mormon polygamy.

 

Links mentioned in this podcast:

Perry’s chronology of polygamy site

Dialogue: Politicians, Mormons, Utah, and Statehood

Religious duty arguments

 

Article of marriage (Footnotes below by Perry Porter)

According to B. H. Roberts] History of the Church, Vol.2, p.246, Footnotes

It should be observed that this “Article on Marriage” presented by W. W. Phelps, and also the one on “Government and Laws in General,” presented by Oliver Cowdery, were not presented as revelations and were not published as such at the time, but were expressions of course, of the belief of the Saints at that period on those subjects. It should also be noted that these two articles were presented and acted upon in the absence of the Prophet who was at the time visiting saints and preaching in Michigan.

For those that think of revelation and the D&C as a seamless flow of information from God there is this:

Apparently the changes in the printed revelations troubled a certain few of the brethren. At a meeting of the High Council at Far West, April 24, 1837, David W. Patten charged Lyman Wight with teaching false doctrines, among others that “the book of Doctrine and Covenants was a telestial law; and the Book of Commandments (a part of the revelations printed in Jackson county) was a celestial law.” Wight was censured for these teachings, and directed to acknowledge his error to the churches where he had preached. 78 H.C., 2:481-82.

Peter Crawley, BYU Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4, p.502-503

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Year of Polygamy: Obscure Polygamous Women and Paula Kelly Harline, Episode 52

Join Lindsay as she chats with author of The Polygamous Wives Writing Club, Paula Kelly Harline about her book, her opinions on the practice of plural marriage, and the voices of obscure Mormon frontierswomen.

 

Links mentioned in this podcast:

 

Buy the book here and support the voices of LDS women!

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N.O.W. 19 Carson

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N.O.W. (Narrating Ordain Women) is a project of FMH in an effort to create understanding of people who have posted their profile on Ordain Women.

Carson shares his thoughts about  the potential of women’s ordination in the LDS church.  If you would like to post your profile for O.W., please contact them here.

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N.O.W. 18 Zachary

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N.O.W. (Narrating Ordain Women) is a project of FMH in an effort to create understanding of people who have posted their profile on Ordain Women.

Zachary shares his thoughts about  the potential of women’s ordination in the LDS church.  If you would like to post your profile for O.W., please contact them here.

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Year of Polygamy: Amelia Folsom “The Favorite Wife,” Episode 51

 Join  Lindsay as she discusses the famous woman married to Brigham Young, dubbed as “Brigham’s Pet,” Amelia Folsom, said to be his favorite wife.

Links mentioned in this podcast:

 

The Tyranny of Mormonism: Or An Englishwoman in Utah; an Autobiography

 By Mrs. T. B. H. Stenhouse, Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

Devotees and Their Shrines: A Hand Book of Utah Art

 By Alice Merrill Horne

 

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Episode 116: Youth in Zion

Join Lindsay and Jerilyn as they talk with two recent graduates of the LDS’s Young Women’s Program, Annie and Grace about their experiences and opinions on the efficacy of the LDS Youth Program.

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Year of Polygamy: Marriage to Brigham Young, Episode 50

 

Join Lindsay as she interviews former LDS Church archivist and former State of Utah archivist Jeffery Johnson about the women married to Brigham Young.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

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Year of Polygamy: Emma Lee French, Episode 49

Join Lindsay as she talks about Emma Batchelor Lee French, a favorite wife of John D. Lee of Mountain Meadows Massacre fame.

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Excerpt from Emma Lee:


When the soldiers arrived about noon the next day, the commanding officer didn’t seem surprised to find John absent. The captain just shook his head and asked the three of us who were outside if we knew why the army wanted to arrest our husband. When we didn’t answer, he said, “John D. Lee is a murderer.”

He went on to tell us that John’s Mormon Militia and Indian allies had slaughtered over 120 unarmed men, women and children. He said they had killed almost everyone in a wagon train that was passing through southern Utah on the way to California.

He asked us if we were proud of the way John had participated in the bloodbath at Mountain Meadows, and of the way the head of our household and his cohorts had slaughtered everyone except the tiniest of their children. . . .

That was it. I couldn’t listen to any more of the government man’s hateful lies. I turned and made my way down to the creek as fast as my pregnant belly would allow. When I got there, I bent over and splashed water on my face over and over again. I wanted the water to wash away the memory of what I had just heard. But it didn’t.

My distress turned into dizziness, which made me fall on a jagged rock and bruise my unborn baby. John came back and comforted me after I gave birth to a stillborn son a month later.

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Links mentioned in this podcast:

Will Bagley’s: “ONE LONG FUNERAL MARCH”: A REVISIONIST’S VIEW OF THE MORMON HANDCART DISASTERS

Courageous Emma Lee Endured Many Hardships in Pioneer Utah

Emma Lee by Juanita Brooks

John D. Lee family site

 

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Episode 115: Finding God Again Through Science

 

Join Lindsay and Jerilyn as they interview Sarah Collett, contributor at the A Thoughtful Faith Podcast about how she turned from atheism to theism through her love of science.

 

Books mentioned in this podcast/ Sarah’s Book Recommendations:

A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience

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Year of Polygamy: Southern Utah Polygamy- Orderville, Santa Clara, Cedar City and Violence, Episode 48

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Join Lindsay as she discusses interesting Southern Utah communities that practiced plural marriage including Orderville and the United Order, Santa Clara and Cedar City.  TW: This post contains strong themes of violence.

 

Links mentioned in this post:

Leonard J. Arrington’s Book, Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints

Mormon Polygamous Families, Life in the Principle by Jesse Embry

John A. Peterson, “Warren Stone Snow, a man in between : the biography of a Mormon defender,” Master’s Thesis, BYU (1985) 112.

Deseret News Article Mentioning Henry Jones

The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn

John D. Lee’s Confession in MORMONISM UNVEILED, or THE LIFE AND CONFESSIONS of the Late Mormon Bishop JOHN D. LEE

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