THE MORMON CHURCH ON TRIAL - Transcripts of the Reed Smoot Hearings

THE MORMON CHURCH ON TRIAL - Transcripts of the Reed Smoot Hearings

By: Paulos, Michael Harold (editor)

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Brand New! ; Contrary to popular folklore, the LDS temple ceremony was not performed or recited in the U. S. Senate chambers during the 1904-06 challenge to Reed Smoot's election from Utah. Nor was it entered into the Congressional Record. The committee investigating Apostle-Senator Smoot's qualifications wanted to know if temple participants promised to avenge the blood of the martyred prophet Joseph Smith and whether that vengeance was sworn upon "this generation" or upon "this nation, " the former being considered a matter of religious dogma and the latter possible treason against the United States. However, Senators did want to know about the LDS Church's controversial practice of polygamy, especially since 1890 when the practice was formally abandoned. Surprisingly, Church President Joseph F. Smith admitted that he had fathered eleven children by five wives since 1890. Asked about his role in receiving revelations for the church, Smith replied that he had received none thus far. Other questions probed the church's involvement in politics, including action taken by the church against Apostle Moses Thatcher for saying that "Satan was the author of the Republican Party. " ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 746 pages

Title: THE MORMON CHURCH ON TRIAL - Transcripts of the Reed Smoot Hearings

Author Name: Paulos, Michael Harold (editor)

Categories: Anti-Mormon,

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Signature Books: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 37135

Keywords: The Mormon Church On Trial Michael Harold Paulos,