Church vs State Corruption, Deceit, Power, and Influence on the Road to Statehood
How involved is the LDS church in Utah politics? Has it always been this way? In a recent LDS Conference talk, we learned about President of the Seventy, B. H. Roberts and his run for an 1895 congressional seat. At odds with the brethren over the church’s interference with the election, he was suspended from ecclesiastical office and eventually forced to sign The Political Manifesto of 1895 or face excommunication. Mormonish Podcast cohosts Rebecca and Landon are joined again by church history buff, Master Peace (Ron Yorgason), as we delve deeper into the ongoing conflict between church and state as Utah struggled to gain statehood. We can’t believe some of the information we uncovered, and neither will you!