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Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as Mormons, commemorate the day on which their founder, Joseph Smith, and his brother, Hyrum, were murdered in the city jail in Carthage, Illinois, in 1844. Joseph had announced his candidacy for presidency earlier that year; as the mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith saw to it that the press used to print the opposition newspaper was destroyed. Threats of mob violence followed, and Smith and his brother were jailed for treason. A mob of men stormed the jail on June 27 and killed them, thus elevating them to the status of martyrs. More...
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When we despair of the religious intolerance in the Middle East, perhaps we should humbly remember some of the religious bigotry in the history of the United States (and the religious wars in Europe). During World War II, the United States could have allowed more religious refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to enter this country, but it refused.
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170th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith


In 1903, the church bought Carthage Jail and later restored it to look as it did on that fateful day. The jail celebrates the lives of Joseph and Hyrum, and visitors can view a life-size statue that pays tribute to the martyrs.


http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605870/170th-anniversary-of-the-martyrdom-of-Joseph-and-Hyrum-Smith.html?pg=2
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I did not know about this part of the Mormon history, although I must admit that my knowledge of the Mormons is not that great. I found something interesting in the article where it states that Smith saw to it that the opposition newspaper was distroyed. I found that funny because the same thing happens today in different ways with politicians trying to destroy their opposition in underhanded ways. I guess not that much has changed after all.
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