Watchdogs unmoved by Nauvoo councilwoman threats on posted comments
Nauvoo Councilwoman Beverly Reynolds told the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) to take down her Facebook comments on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) or face a lawsuit, the ECW's John Kraft posted on the group's Illinois Leaks website recently.
"After receipt of the message, I reviewed her Facebook comment and the contents of the article, and determined there was nothing written in the article that wasn’t said by Reynolds on Facebook," Kraft wrote. "The article will not be taken down."
"Those of us who love Nauvoo and the people here need to do something for sure to stop this," Reynolds posted, according to the ECW. "Fast back to the 1800's: people like this would be tarred and feathered and run out of town. And back to the 1840's: You and I know what happened then. It could happen again."
The posting was a response to fellow Councilwoman Brenda Adkisson, who had referred to "newcomers" and unwelcome guests in Nauvoo.
Most Mormons were driven out of Nauvoo by 1846, two years after founder Joseph Smith was killed by a mob. Their temple was burned and a tornado completed its destruction. Smith's widow and son, Joseph Smith III, remained in Nauvoo. In recent years, the church temple was rebuilt and a number of Mormons returned.
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60 N. Bluff St. P.O. Box 85
Nauvoo, IL 62354
Edgar County, IL, United States