Exonerating Emma Smith is long-overdue. It impacts all Mormon factions of Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo-based church. These include the LDS, RLDS, FLDS, Strangites, Rigdonites, Church of Christ, Snuffer movement, etc. Using pro-LDS artifacts to debunk LDS claims against Emma, members and former members of these factions can now assess their “history” more accurately, and perhaps find healing through this more reasonable, artifact-based approach to Mormon history. Compiled by a seventh-generation LDS member with former familial ties to the top patriarchy, this work evolved from one poignant question: As God’s elite and chosen people, having the one and only true church led by Christ, why are LDS communities plagued with abnormally high dysfunctional statistics? These consist of child physical and sexual abuse, spousal and female abuse, along with Utah’s three pronounced epidemics: pornography, prescription drug abuse, and teen suicide. For forty years, the author has struggled with the church’s evolving doctrines, spawned by its ever-changing history. Yet, in 2017, the church announced a third comprehensive rewrite of its “official” history, proclaiming it will be “transparent, honest, and forthright.” Only through these elements can Emma find exoneration, which would inextricably exonerate Joseph of polygamy, polyandry, pedophilia, Freemasonry, and more.
Ronald Meldon Karren is a non-ideologue, eclectically-centrist problem solver with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. Corroborating with some of the nation’s leading physicians and CEOs, Karren has helped devise better alternatives to broken systems and industries. In Where Your Money Went and How to Take It Back, he systematically remedies several aspects of corrupt Wall Street and inefficient banking sectors. With this same tenacity and audacity, he confronts the errant LDS history and narratives, which through self-diagnosis, he feels is the root cause of the failed LDS culture and of its statistically-failing people.