2006 Revised Edition

The Mormon Conspiracy


Many of those who have corresponded with me by e-mail have requested periodic reports concerning my research into Mormonism and especially news about my book, The Mormon Conspiracy. Following is a report on my continuing research on Mormonism and the most recent news on the success of this book.

The Mormon Conspiracy has exceeded my expectations and in a little more than one and one-half years, we have sold out of the first printing. The popularity of the this book has been increasing every month with additional sales each month.

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Following is the Afterword that is included in the revision.


In the short two years since completion of the first printing of The Mormon Conspiracy, I have corresponded with hundreds of Mormons and non-Mormons by e-mail about my book. From this correspondence, and discussions with both critics as well as supporters, it was evident that some aspects of Mormonism needed further elaboration. The internet, with its e-mail and website components, provides ordinary citizens opportunity to investigate the truth and share their opinions about a wide array of topics and events. While powerful organizations, such as the Mormon Church, may gain control of a large share of the public media, the internet is also a powerful organization in itself, since it is easily available and affordable and can counteract self-serving and untruthful public media. It is a tool available world-wide that has the potential to give a greater voice to individuals in controlling and promoting their own interests and welfare, and limits the power of those who attempt to control people by religious or other means. The internet is a free-thinker’s medium in which one can explore and discover the truth. Public media, on the other hand, can become the mind-controller’s medium unless safeguards are made to insure that both minority and majority viewpoints are presented.

Since the first printing of my book, I have read several investigations and reports on Mormonism. With this information, and the e-mails received from almost every state in the United States and many foreign countries, I have compiled the following information to supplement the conclusions that were discussed in the first printing.

Lack of Scientific and Logical Backing For Mormon Beliefs and Doctrine.

Many Mormons accept the fact that there is no scientific or logical proof regarding the truthfulness of that which is taught by church leaders concerning Mormonism. However, many still believe that the truth is received from an emotional experience that “God tells me it is true.” Countless Mormon believers have told me to read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, and God will tell you it is true. The good feeling that they receive from praying and reading Smith’s Book of Mormon provides them with their testimony “I know that the Book of Mormon is true.” However one of their own, Grant M. Palmer, (An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins) questions this emotional response as verification that it is the truth. In his book, Palmer, who has spent his lifetime working within the Mormon Church Educational System as a teacher and supervisor of teachers in CES, questions the value of the emotional experience of feeling good about the Book of Mormon, as a basis for determining the truth of this book.

A handful of Mormon believers have tried to show the authenticity of Mormonism by offering “scientific and logical” proof that Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon is true by trying to show that it is a factual history of the ancient Indians of Central and South America. They have attempted to show that Smith’s book is authentic since studies comparing the Book of Mormon with other ancient writings show that Smith’s word usage and writings correlate favorably with these ancient writings. This, they claim, would show that Smith did indeed translate from the ancient golden plates when writing his Book of Mormon.

A few devout Mormons have disputed DNA and archaeological studies that clearly show that Smith’s Lamanite (Indian) ancestors emigrated from Eastern Asia. They argue that the DNA of Joseph Smith’s Lamanites has disappeared in the centuries following the time period of Smith’s book. These arguments are prominently placed in official Mormon Church internet websites. The official Mormon Church website focuses primarily on providing church-sponsored “research” that contradicts factual research that disproves Mormon beliefs and teaching.

Concerning Mormon Church-sponsored “research,” Raymond Richards writes: “Each field of scholarship has its own pseudo-scholars. Geography has its flat earthers. Biology has its creation scientists. Archeology has it believers in ancient astronauts. Medicine has homeopaths. Physics has inventors of perpetual motion machines. Astronomy has astrologers. Historians have holocaust deniers - and the Mormon church. There are other religious groups from the United States with false and dangerous ideas - 7th-day Adventists, Christian Scientists, and the cult of Jehovah’s Witnesses - but none of them has the millions of members or billions of dollars of the Mormon church. We must take the Mormons seriously. ….When a religion claims to be the supreme fount of fact, when it contradicts research and opposes freedom of inquiry, then it should be challenged by academics. Although students are often victims of this church, we should fail students who use unsound methodology to believe in pseudo-scholarship, such as Creationism or the Book of Mormon as history. If we grant degrees to incompetent students, then universities are a joke.” (Raymond Richards, paper presented at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand)

Control of the Public Media

In my book, I reached several conclusions based upon my research into Mormonism, one being that Mormon Church authorities are buying up radio and television stations, newspapers and other media in order to gain control of public media outlets. If total control of such media could be achieved, this would be very dangerous to our American democracy since it would hinder the free flow of information. I had thought that all people, including Mormons, would be opposed to allowing one group or one organization to be in control of the public media. But much to my surprise, Mormons enthusiastically and almost gleefully supported their church leaders gaining control. “We trust our church leaders to promote high morals and wouldn’t it be nice to remove the immoral literature that we are now receiving through the media.”

Mind Control

In his book: Combatting Cult Mind Control, Steven Hassan list four components of Mind Control, control of behavior, control of thoughts, control of emotions and control of information. This is accomplished, according to Hassan, by unfreezing, changing and refreezing. The control of members by the use of these four components is accomplished in many ways, including the large number of social activities promoted by the church, the testimonials at church meetings, the teaching visits in the homes, satellite programs beamed into local ward houses by higher authorities of the church, periodicals such as the Ensign, faith-promoting books from the Church’s publishing house and television programs from church-owned stations.

What is it that causes people to believe in magical and mystical organizations such as the Mormon Church, an organization basing its beliefs on a fairy-like story of Joseph Smith’s golden plates and his translation of these plates (with God’s help) in writing the Book of Mormon? How is it that an organization is able to attract and keep members whose donations allow it to build a 50 billion dollar empire? I believe that Larry and Tammy Braithwaite, former members of the church, have put forth a credible answer to this question in their book, Journey to the Center of My Soul. This is the concept of The Pattern, (a method of fear and control that the Mormon Church uses to keep members) The Binder, (Church leadership binds “us heart and soul to the perpetual requirements of being a good Mormon”) and The Bound (“We gradually give up questioning the doctrine and history of the Church that seemed vague and troublesome and try to concentrate on doing all we could to be worthy of the larger, eternal blessings.”)

The Double-Bind is then employed that confuses and denies the Bound the ability to “think or feel rationally.” For example, whereas church doctrine (D&C 93:36) teaches The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth, church leaders say You will remain silent on those [doctrines] where differences exist between you and the Brethren. (Bruce McConkie’s Letter, Feb. 19, 1981)

“What The Pattern does, in effect, is turn the independent rational mind around so that the Bound reflects only the mind of the Binder, as a mirror. It creates a whole new orientation of the world, a conversion from the logical to the illogical-- the real to the unreal -- the truth to lies.”

This concept is explained further: “In the real world, nature provides us with an open system of trial and error, awareness and learning. Exercising our own bodies, senses, minds and self-direction allows us to reach for the stars, to see a greater range of possibilities and fulfill ourselves by being true to ourselves. In contrast, The Pattern, or upside-down world of Mormonism, took away our individuality. We became part of the mass known as the Latter-day Saints. We were instructed several times a week about what to think, what to believe, how to behave, what to read, how to dress and how to spend our money.”

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church was a master at using The Pattern in sidestepping any questions or problems that he faced in his leadership of the Church.

One example of Smith’s use of The Pattern is when he told Oliver Cowdery and Hiram Page that he had a revelation from God that they should go to Toronto, Canada and sell the copyright of his Book of Mormon. After returning in failure, these men asked Smith why their mission had failed since it was a revelation from God. Smith went into another room for a few minutes and returned saying that the whole thing had merely been a test to see if they would do all things whatsoever the Lord commanded them. (It’s not God or Joseph that messed up, it was Hiram and Oliver, who needed to be tested, who failed.)

The Reinforcing of mind control by church leaders

Following are some of the answers to the questions given by Church officials in order to reinforce mind control, that transfers faults of the Church, Joseph Smith or Church leaders to rank and file members: