The Mormons Convene Online

In the spring of 1820, a teenage boy went into the upstate New York woods to ask God which church he should join. Joseph Smith, in his telling, was shocked by the response. A brilliant pillar of light revealed “two personages.” One pointed to the other and identified him as “My Beloved Son.” Jesus Christ then told Smith that he should not join any church, “for they were all wrong.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds its semiannual conference this weekend, though it will be an all-digital affair. The crowds…

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