Official blog of Mormon Missions Midwest Outreach.
Friday, April 24, 2009
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. The State of Illinois Constitution guaranteed: The right of a “free press, and freedom from illegal search and seizures without evidence of committing a crime.” The Nauvoo Expositor was telling the truth about Joseph’s polygamy and teaching the plurality of gods. By Illinois law, Joseph as Mayor of Nauvoo, broke the law when he ordered The Nauvoo Expositor destroyed because he was angered by the paper exposing the actions he was trying to hide!