Dr. King, President Lincoln, and Joseph Smith

Genesis 562

On June 27th, 1844, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. was assassinated.  He was, at the time, running for the presidency of the United States.  LDS missionaries, unaware of his death, carried his platform for weeks afterwards as part of their proselytizing efforts. The winner of the 1844 election was James Polk, a slaveholder who made gains in territory but gave a de facto nod to slavery. He was succeeded by yet another slave holder—Zachary Taylor, who survived only part of his term … [Read more...]