We start out jabbering about gay rights, and how some prominent businesses have taken sides in support of or opposition to gay marriage.
We spend most of the episode preparing to talk about the Mormon Church and how it got started. We give some basics about the modern church, and talk about Joseph Smith’s life prior to his involvement founding one of the largest and most enduring new religious movements in America.
The discussion will continue in the next episode, as we follow Joseph across the country and explore how his movement grew and changed with time.
Some additional reading/notes from the episode:
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