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Mormon Media Observer: It always comes back to Joseph Smith
MR says: In a Pew study, more people knew that Joseph Smith was Mormon than could identify the first four books of the New Testament.It might come as a shock to MSNBC commentator Lawrence O'Donell, but many Latter-day Saints might well see O'Donell's mean-spirited remarks late last week about the Prophet Joseph Smith as evidence, ironically, that Joseph was a prophet.
In "The History of Joseph Smith, the Prophet," published in the late 1830s, Joseph wrote that Angel Moroni appeared to him and said "that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people."
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