September 17th

Sept 17, 1843 - Joseph Smith instructs the Sunday congregation that it is wrong to have "men among women, and women among men," and segregates the congregation by gender.

Sept 17, 1846 - Mobs drive remaining Mormons from Illinois after a week of artillery bombardment in the so-called Battle of Nauvoo.

Sept 17, 1854 - Apostle Wilford Woodruff records in his journal the details of a confrontation between Brigham Young and Orson Pratt regarding Brigham Young's Adam-God doctrine: "Brother Pratt also thought that Adam was made of the dust of the Earth Could not believe that Adam was our God or the Father of Jesus Christ President Young said that He was that He came from another world & made this brought Eve with him partook of the fruits of the Earth begat children & they ware Earthly & had mortal bodies & if we were faithful we should become Gods as He was. He told Brother Pratt to lay aside his Philosophical reasoning & get revelation from God to govern him & enlighten his mind more..."

Sept 17, 1902 - Emmeline B. Wells, editor of WOMAN'S EXPONENT and later president of Relief Society, writes, "Sister Walden told Em's [Emmeline B.'s granddaughter] fortune in her hand also Anna Henderson's."

Sept 17, 1925 - Heber J. Grant writes: "Had I had any knowledge of what is known as the Pari betting system I never would have consented to go to the races the opening day. . . . The racing that is now being conducted is licensed gambling under a state law. The law was passed during my absence from the city and I regret exceedingly that it ever got on the statute books, and I am humiliated to think that I attended the races the first day." Four days later First Presidency letter states: "The Church has been and now is unalterably opposed to gambling in any form whatever."

Sept 17, 1988 - LDS church joins VISN television network (Vision Interfaith Satellite Network) sponsored jointly by different religious organizations; renamed "Faith and Values Channel."

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