Monday, May 30, 2016

The Mormon Underground

All are familiar with the Underground Railroad that was used free black slaves in the south and mid Atlantic states. The LDS Church had a similar organization. Who was to be protected by the “Mormon Underground?”
a.                  The Danites during the Missouri persecutions
b.                  General Authorities during the Missouri persecutions
c.                   Polygamous families from Federal raids in Utah
d.                  Joseph and Hyrum Smith after the Nauvoo Expositor was destroyed
Yesterday’s answer:
c.   Bishop
Elijah F. Sheets holds the record for the longest tenure as a Bishop at 48 years. He was the Bishop of the Salt Lake City Eighth Ward.
Richard Neitzel Holzapfel et. Al., On This Day in the Church (Salt Lake City: Eagle Gate, 2000), 55.

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