Joseph Smith’s Polygamy Fireside 1.13.2018

This is an audio recording of a Fireside held in Southern Utah on January 13 2018 on Joseph Smith’s polygamy.  We share the accounts of the plural wives of the Prophet Joseph Smith in their very words.  Going through multiple accounts one begins to see a pattern appear.  Religious pressure, rhetoric to each women that […]

Mormon History Podcast: 008: By Your Deeds

Today, I discuss how some people feel the Church holds families hostage. I share a couple of Historical stories that show where the Church itself has caused the hostage situation. I also talk about Women in the church. Resources for this episode: Jedediah Grant “Joseph ask for your Wife” Letter from James Glover to his […]

288: Lucy Walker and Spiritual Experiences

Today we tell the story of Lucy Walker, plural wife of the prophet Joseph Smith.  We tell her story and then spend time exploring who has spiritual experiences, whether they can be trusted specifically when one us under stress, pressure, and sleep deprivation.  Then we explore the spiritual experiences of those of other faiths and […]

278: Temple Lot, Hedrickites, RLDS, and Carnal Intercourse

Today we discuss at length the Temple Lot Case.  Why the RLDS (Community of Christ) and Hedrickite (Church of Christ) branches were bickering and fighting, why the LDS branch got involved, How the case got resolved, and most important what we learn about Mormonism from those who testified.  Fake Deeds, Cease and Desist Orders, Dodged Questions, […]

Radio Free Mormon: 005: Make Way For Milk Strippings

Today “Radio Free Mormon” continues with its newest episode “Make Way For Milk Strippings”.  This episode delves into the apostasy and separation of Thomas Marsh from the Church.  The story we have been told is that Marsh stuck up for and defended his wife over her feeling that a verbal agreement with a neighbor over milk […]

203: The Life and Trial of John W. Taylor

Today we talk about an episode few in the Church know about… the life and Disciplinary trial of former Apostle John W. Taylor. Brother Taylor continued polygamy after the 1890 manifesto and even after the 1904 second manifesto and today we talk about his trial searching for insights into this episode in Church history of […]

166: Handshakes and Drawn Swords II

Today we revisit our episode from a short time ago, “Handshakes and Drawn Swords”.  We talk about the discussion that has ensued and rebuttals apologists have made that has come about because of it.  While apologists argue this perspective is absurd, I argue that it still has a seat at the table.

141: Handshakes and Drawn Swords

Today’s episode deals with Section 132 of the D&C.  We talk about the introduction of polygamy, the angel with the drawn sword, and Joseph’s adherence with the revelation.  While Critics accuse Joseph Smith of creating section 132 to fulfill his sexual needs and while apologists proclaim the revelation is from God and that criticism should […]

037: Brian Hales : Polygamy

We sit down with Brian Hales, LDS author of “Joseph Smith’s Polygamy”  We ask him the hard questions fast and furious and does a great job answering them.  We discuss polygamy, Polyandry, Joseph’s withholding the knowledge of the practice from the public and even general membership. Brian’s Book can be found at Greg Kofford Books […]