I just set up an interview with Mark Staker at the Church History Library. He’s an expert on Kirtland. We’ll be talking about Black Pete for #BlackHistoryMonth, as well as the history of Kirtland. Do you have any questions you’d like me to ask him?
It’s #BlackHistoryMonth and we’ve been discussing #BlackMormonHistory, but of course there are other marginalized groups, and I wanted to share a few quotes from my most recent podcast with Dr. Paul Reeve. Lately President Trump has been in the news with his Muslim ban/not a ban on immigration into this country. Paul Reeve wrote an Op Ed in the Deseret News saying Trump’s Muslim ban looks like Mormon ban. I interviewed Paul in January, and here are some quotes from the podcast. (Click here to listen on Stitcher.)
Continue reading How Did Joseph Smith deal with Muslims?
Mormons are familiar with stories of persecutions in Missouri back in the 1830s. Why were Mormons so persecuted? It turns out that the people of Missouri were concerned that Mormons were trying to start a Slave Rebellion. On the other hand, Joseph Smith was known to be against the abolitionist movement. Could both positions be true? We asked these questions to Dr. Paul Reeve of the University of Utah and he gives his answers which may surprise you. Here are a few excerpts from my interview with Paul.