Monthly Archives: January 2013

Senior missionaries called to care for for-profit business: The Elk Ranch

Tending the Flock (Deseret News. July 10, 2000). Is the Church Sacrificing Principle for Profit With Hunting Preserves? (Mormon Matters. September 24, 2009). “And surely, blood shall not be shed, only for meat, to save your lives; and the blood of every … Continue reading

Posted in Church Finances | 1 Comment

Battlestar Galactica and Mormonism

Observations on the correlation between Battlestar Galactica and the LDS Church.

Posted in Humor and wit | Leave a comment

“Mormons have Horns” already a rumor in 1842. “Because they wore hats in the 1950s” explanation officially debunked.

Joseph Smith Diary, 31 December, 1842 (emphasis added): As Gen[eral] Law came to the head of the stairs, Some men observed, “There goes [Joseph] Smith the Prophet and a great looking man he is.” And (said another) “As damned a rascal … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Humor and wit | Leave a comment

Ann Rowley Biscuit story from conference – second hand, no original document

Ann Jewell Rowley Autobiography: 1807-1888 In Conference, from the pulpit in 2012, and yet demonstrably has no good source. Pure hypocrisy for FAIR/The Maxwell Institute not to call out apostles who use this kind of bad source in Conference, but to … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics | Leave a comment

Horse Skull Hoax known by FAIR/The Maxwell Institute, not corrected or removed

Our Collective Responsibility: The Ethics and Practice of Archaeological Collections Stewardship, ed. S. Terry Childs, Washington, D. C.: Society for American Archaeology, 2004 In this case those conclusions are testable. In 2002 I was contacted by Dr. Stephen Jones of … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics | Leave a comment

Prayer circles in your home

Local stake and ward prayer circles were organized and conducted until May 3, 1978, when the First Presidency announced that all prayer circles should be discontinued except those performed in a temple as part of an Endowment ceremony (See Spencer … Continue reading

Posted in Current issues | Leave a comment

Wildcat banks and the Kirtland Safety Society: Another FAIRLDS farce

FAIR’s Description: 4.1 Wildcat Banks An almost amusing claim by some critics is that the Safety Society was a wildcat bank. It seems likely this claim is based on the expectation that most readers today don’t know what a wildcat … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics | Leave a comment

Tax-exempt status and black people: How the government can change God’s mind

The following is a list of websites that address the loss of tax exempt status. I don’t know that there is a smoking gun that would convince a member, but the crowd here should be able to read and enjoy: … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Satan is author of Republican Party: Wilford Woodruff

May 24, 1892: “I was called upon by two City Councillors and one Baptist minister. A card from Joseph F. and John Henry Smith was read and published in the stand and against the speech of Moses Thatcher saying that … Continue reading

Posted in Early Church History (1800s), Humor and wit, Politics | 4 Comments

Treasure Hunting Guide featuring Joseph Smith

Posted in Early Church History (1800s) | Leave a comment