Monday, September 24, 2012

White And Delightsome Racism In Mormonism


[1]    3 Nephi 2:15, Book of Mormon, Current Edition
[2]    2 Nephi 30:6, Book of Mormon, pre 1981 edition
[3]    1 Nephi 12:23, Book of Mormon, Current Edition
[4]    Improvement Era, December 1960, pp. 922-23, Spencer W. Kimball
[5]    Black Ban Lifted by Spencer Kimball, June 8, 1978, D&C Official Declaration 2, No Apology Given
[6]    Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 10, page 110 (March 8, 1863)
[7]    Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, page 290-291 (October 9, 1859)

Friday, September 21, 2012

LDS Patriarchal Blessings

LDS Patriarchal Blessings

LDS Patriarchal Blessings

Patriarchal Blessings
Patriarchal blessings are given to worthy members of the Church by ordained patriarchs. Patriarchal blessings include a declaration of a person's lineage in the house of Israel and contain personal counsel from the Lord. As a person studies his or her patriarchal blessing and follows the counsel it contains, it will provide guidance, comfort, and protection.
(See Explanation at

Members receive a written copy and consult the text regularly throughout their lives.  For many, it is used as a guide to help make decisions for an entire lifetime.

The strange lettering is written in the Deseret Alphabet, a script developed at BYU under the direction of the Prophet Brigham Young.

This satirical panel was used by permission of the anonymous author (not created by Mormon Infographics.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Joseph Smith's First Vision and His Conflicting Accounts


LDS owned Joseph Smith Papers

[A] 1832 - "The Lord" | ‘First Vision', from History, 1832, Joseph Smith Letterbook 1, pp.2,3
[B] 1835, Nov 9 - To Minister | Joseph Smith's Journal November 9-11, 1835
[C] 1835, Nov 14 - To Erastus Holmes | History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 312 | Also found in Joseph Smith Journal November 14th, 1835
[D] 1838 - Adopted as "Official" | Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith — History, 1:7-20
[E] All 10 Versions compiled @
[F] All Journal Entries @

See Also:

Watch the BYU-TV Documentary on the First Vision Accounts

  1. Part I
  2. Part II
  3. Part III
  4. Part IV
  5. Part V
Here is a formatted PDF doublesided ready to print.

Apologetic Response

Change Log

06/20/2012 Fixed an error in the 1835 Jewish Minister account.  Mistakenly had Joseph's age listed as 17 when it was actually 14.  I actually fixed this error about a month ago when I had hard copies made and t-shirts but I forgot to update the website here.  That was an oversight and I apologize.

A special thanks to the folks at FAIR for pointing this out.  I welcome any and all future input.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Wives of Brigham Young; Visualized

Multiple Source References:
"Wives of Brigham Young", Jay Deuel,
"Brigham Young's Wives", Utah Lighthouse Ministry,
"List of Brigham Young's Wives". Wikipedia entry with multiple sources,'s_wives

*The black cameo silhouettes were created by mormoninfographics for presentation purposes.

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See Also:
The Many Wives of Joseph Smith; Visualized

Monday, September 3, 2012

Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man!


[1] LDS Hymnbook, "Praise to the man", 1985, Hymn #27

1. Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.
2. Praise to his mem’ry, he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest be his ever great name!
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins,
Plead unto heav’n while the earth lauds his fame.
3. Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.
Ever and ever the keys he will hold.
Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.
4. Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man.
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.
Millions shall know “Brother Joseph” again.
Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872

♬♪ Praise to the Man - Joseph Smith ♫♭

[2] Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p 154
      "Joseph holds the keys, and none of us can get into the celestial kingdom without passing by him."

      “I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a
      whole church together since the days of Adam... Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast
      that no man ever did such work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day
      Saints never ran away from me yet.”

[4] Consent, Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p.289-291
      "No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the
      consent of Joseph Smith"

[5] Psalm 9:11 NIV
      "Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion;
       proclaim among the nations what he has done."

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