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The Wives of Joseph Smith Visit Manti

The annual Christian outreach at the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah concluded about 2 weeks ago. During this year’s outreach, 34 women, dressed in pioneer clothing, each took on the identity of a wife of Joseph Smith. This was … Continue reading

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Mormon (Church-Sponsored) Mocking

On July 7th (2011) Politico drew attention to a local news report in Memphis that showed man-on-the-street interviews about Mormon teachings. The context of the relevance for the news report was the presidential campaign; this was one report in a … Continue reading

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Is free speech just for the rich?

MRM associate Randy Sweet and I decided to head to Provo—home of the LDS Church-owned BYU Cougar football team—to hand out our Brigham Young million dollar bill tracts before the game on Saturday, October 23. Wouldn’t you know it! For … Continue reading

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The House that John Built

John Patten, Jr. and Candace Smith were newlyweds when John built their home in Manti, Utah. Constructed in 1854, the Patten home is now a museum that “stands as a symbol for the same industry, faith and hope” as does … Continue reading

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News coverage of Manti street issue begins

See: ABC 4 #1 ABC 4 #2 Deseret News FOX 13 Salt Lake Tribune. See earlier blog post here. In one of the videos the Mormons were quite forthright: they wanted the LDS Church to buy the street so they could … Continue reading

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ACLU of Utah Letter to Manti City Council

The LDS Church wants to shut down the main free speech forum traditionally used during the Manti Pageant. I assume there are some other more legitimate reasons they have for attempting to purchase the land, but I doubt they are … Continue reading

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The Stories of the Wives of Joseph Smith

This movie requires Flash Player 9 Consider the fact that Mormons told the women in the visual illustration that they were lying, since “Joseph Smith only had one wife.” The LDS Church lies by 1) not educating the common Mormon … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith did WHAT?

For those of you confused what what you’re seeing, watch the video on this blog post. Yes, we Christians are crazy “fools” to the world in order to love people with the truth and point them to the true Jesus … Continue reading

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Visually Illustrating Joseph Smith’s Wives to Provoke Thought and Start Evangelistic Conversations at the Manti Miracle Pageant

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Protestors at the Mormon Miracle Pageant

I’m back from a quick trip to Utah. While there I toured Temple Square, Brigham Young’s Beehive House, and the cemetery where Mr. Young and several of his wives now lay. I went to Zion’s Bookstore (which now has a … Continue reading

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