Faith Promoting Rumors - Exploring Latter-day Saint Myths and Culture

Are We Mormons or Not?

Episode Summary

John and Bill browse the history of the Church and study the age-old debate: Should we Latter-day Saints call ourselves Mormons?

Episode Notes

John and Bill browse the history of the Church and study the age-old debate: Should we Latter-day Saints call ourselves Mormons?

Audio Credits:

"The Church of Jesus Christ", by Janice Kapp Perry, played on violin by Misha Stanley

Audio version of Doctrine and Covenants 115:4, available at lds.org

Audio excerpts from the April and October 2011 sessions of General Conference, available at lds.org

Audio excerpt from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), by Paramount Pictures

"Share a Little Bit of Yourself" TV spot (1985), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Audio excerpts from "Handbook 2: Administering the Church" from the Church's official website lds.org

Quotation of George Q. Cannon from the Millennial Star, voiced by Curtis Cluff

Audio excerpt from the video "Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration", available on the Mormon Channel, goo.gl/Nebqbo

Reenactment from the Hearings Before the Committee on Territories in Regard to the Admission of Utah as a State, 1889; read by Jon McMurray and Cody Simonsen

Reenactment of a segment of the Proceedings before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the United States Senate on the Matter of the Protests Against the Right of Hon. Reed Smoot, a Senator from the State of Utah, to Hold His Seat, 1906; read by Jon McMurray and Cody Simonsen

"Mormons" (parody of "Royals" by Lorde), performed by the Fishers 1st Ward Young Women, recorded by Thomas Wyninger

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