Mormon expulsion perhaps spurred by land grab, Education Week speaker suggests

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  • DTanner Memphis, TN
    Jan. 13, 2014 9:11 a.m.

    A Scientist: What a ridiculous comparison to make-that the effort of the Church to find land for its 10k+ members when it was forced to re-locate by "taking advantage of..laws" to the lawless efforts by the citizens of Missouri who forced the Mormons from their homes in order to take advantage of a potentially beneficial law.

    I can't figure what "Science" teaches that perverted logic?

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    The Mormon movement was, itself, a deliberate "land grab", taking advantage of homesteading laws (supported by the upstate NY political party - the Free Soil Party), and using those consecrated assets to capitalize the Kirtland (anti)Banking scam in lieu of silver or gold.