Let Them Worship How, Where, or What They May? A Latter-day Saint view of Religious Freedom
Interreligious Insight : A journal of dialogue and engagement
World Congress Of Faiths
"The phrase, 'Let them worship, how, where, or what they may,' was written in 1842 by LDS Church founder Joseph Smith Jr., due to the request of a man named John Wentworth, editor of the Chicago Democrat. Wentworth wanted to know about the basic beliefs of the Latter-day Saints and as a result Joseph wrote the early history of the LDS Church as well as thirteen articles of belief which were later extracted and canonized in LDS scripture as the 'Articles of Faith, and which proclaimed some of the basic beliefs, never intended to be an exhaustive treatise of Mormonism'" [Author] This article outlines the presence of Latter-day Saint theology and worship in the mid-19th Century and the many challanges early members faced in light of much legal and cultural persecutions.