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

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

Lifelong member John Stanley dives deep to decipher the differences between LDS doctrine, practices and culture and, where necessary, debunks some myths and misconceptions.

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    But Where are Your Horns?

    Bill and John tackle another persistent myth: Do people really think that Mormons have horns? Where did this idea even come from, what does it imply, and what can we do to stop this rumor?

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    John takes on a myth that cropped up sixteen years ago, one that surrounds that tragic events in New York City on September 11, 2001.

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    Green Jello

    Are you hungry? John sure is. He endeavors to create the most clichéd Mormon meal he can make. Join him and his family to learn about and enjoy traditional latter-day dishes.

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    Moon Men

    John and Bill have been thinking about eclipses lately. What did the early prophets think about the moon and the sun? Did Joseph and Brigham believe in men on the moon?

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    Is This the Place?

    John and Bill take a field trip to the mouth of Emigration Canyon, to the very spot where Brigham Young first laid eyes on the Great Salt Lake Valley and proclaimed, “This is the Place!” … or did he?

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    A handful of various Mormon myths about round jewelry. Was WWJD just a rip-off of CTR? What is the Church’s actual stance on earrings? What is a prairie diamond, and what eternal principle should we learn from Joseph Smith’s personal jewelry?

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    Gull Darn It!

    Were the early Saints' crops really spared from a ravenous swarm of crickets by an even more ravenous flock of birds? Bill and John investigate this and other avian miracles.

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    Founding Fathers

    Is there a connection between Latter-day Saint doctrine and the Declaration of Independence? John and Bill seek the truth surrounding the Mormon view of the framers of the United States government.

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