Today in Church History - Jan 22

On this day in Church History ...

Brigham Young teaches, "What is spoken in a prayer Circle should never be Named out of the Circle not [to] a wife or any body els[e]. If there is any thing to be said I will say it. I Could preach all about the Endowments in Public and the world know nothing about it. I Could preach all about Masonry & None but a mason know any thing about it. And the ma[in] part of Masonry is to keep a secret." (1)
-- 150 years ago - Jan 22, 1860

Brandywine, Pennsylvania. In response to false rumors, Joseph Smith wrote a letter to the editor of the Chester County Register and Examiner relating the Churchs beliefs concerning civil governments. (2)
-- 170 years ago - Jan 22, 1840

[U.S. Religious History] Jerry Falwell attended a prayer breakfast at the White House prayer with Jimmy Carter. Falwell would later claim, incorrectly, that he asked Carter why there were "well known practicing homosexuals" on his staff and received the answer that Carter considered himself the president of all citizens. (3)
-- 30 years ago - Jan 22, 1980

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,

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