Sorry — that’s a bait-and-switch title. Sort of.
I think we’ve talked about William Jarman before, the man who spent a few years in Utah as a Latter-day Saint, then returned to England and engaged in one of history’s foulest long-term campaigns against Mormonism. He gave lectures, sometimes dressed in temple robes, filled with lurid tales of murder and sex slavery among the Mormons. He attracted audiences to his lectures with posters and handbills, like this one:
It was Jarman – and others like him – and handbills like this – and others like them – that prompted a new era in LDS public relations and led, not too indirectly, to new opportunities and responsibilities for Latter-day Saint women.
The Church has produced a short video (under 9 minutes) telling the story of – well, click here to see the story. And then I hope you’ll come back to Keepa to leave a comment about your reaction to that video.