Myriad are the reasons for disgruntled individuals leaving the Church. All the way from an argument over cream, to the misspelling of a name on a mission call. What about Norman Brown? What was his reasoning for leaving the Church?
a. His horse died on the way to Missouri
b. He didn’t get called to the mission of his preference
c. He didn’t get the calling he wanted
d. He wasn’t allowed in the Kirtland Temple dedication even though he help build it
The copper angel of the East Temple tower arrived today. It is 12 ft. 6 in. long.
L. John Nuttall Diary Excerpts, (Salt Lake City; Pioneer Press, 1994)