Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nauvoo Expositor

Want to learn more? Get a copy and read it for yourself. Find out the truth about Joseph Smith and the "Nauvoo Expositor. Ask yourself why Joseph was taken to the Carthage Jail in June 1844? It wasn't false charges as the Mormon Church likes to promote. In the U.S. you cannot destroy a newspaper just because you don't like it and get away with it - even if you are the Mayor. There's this little legal idea known as freedom of the press.


  1. Hi Helen,

    Thank you for your comment over on my blog.

    FWIW, one of my ancestors provided an affidavit in the Expositor. I'm actually in the process of writing a historical fiction book that looks at what happened in Nauvoo from 1840-1846 - a view that neither Mormon nor anti-Mormon Sunday Schools teach their students.

    My readers during the process have spanned the gamut from non-Christians to polygamous fundamentalists. It's been an interesting journey. My aim is to be neither polemical nor apologetic, but to portray the events in a manner that leaves one understanding both Thomas Sharp/Austin Cowles and Joseph Smith.

    Ultimately, I don't expect my book to change anyone's religious views. Although I wouldn't mind if it caused a few fundies to question the basis of modern polygamy.

  2. Meg,

    When doing your research, be sure to review Appendix One to my new book "When Salt Lake City Calls." It is a reprint of the front page of the Quincy Whig dated July 24, 1844. It is one of the most insightful commentaries I've ever seen that fully lays out what was causing the friction between Mormons and non-Mormons. The information in this article takes away the smoothly polished Mormon PR story that it was just "religious persecution"; no it wasn't! The real reason for the friction and conflict was the Mormon Church leadership's refusal to abide the local, state, and federal laws.

  3. This is for my beloved husband Rocky, I must say everytime I've seen this video it brings back many wonderful memories, we shared together in Nauvoo...
    I'm surprised no one has yet to pick up the fact, I am standing on your right side...odd and a tad bit funny :)

  4. You are both missed a lot in Nauvoo and by many in the surrounding area.

    Have you given any thoughts to returning?


Rocky and Helen Hulse

Rocky and Helen Hulse
Defending Christianity From Mormon Doctrine