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The presidency responded by urging the dissenters to leave the county, using strong words that the dissenters interpreted as threats.
In his famous Salt Sermon, Sidney Rigdon announced that the dissenters were as salt that had lost its savor and that it was the duty of the faithful to cast the dissenters out to be trodden beneath the feet of men.
In 1834, Latter-day Saints attempted to effect a return to Jackson County with a quasi-military expedition known as Zion's Camp, but this effort also failed when the governor failed to provide the expected support.
New converts to Mormonism continued to relocate to Missouri and settle in Clay County.
Most of these refugees settled in or near what would become the city of Nauvoo, Illinois.
Shortly after what Mormons consider to be the restoration of the gospel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830, Joseph Smith revealed that the Second Coming of Christ was near, that the City of Zion would be near the town of Independence in Jackson County, Missouri, and that his followers were destined to inherit the land held by the current settlers.
The In a study based on data from the General Social Survey, Phillips and Cragun show that between 19, 92.6% of Mormon respondents in the MCR [Mormon Culture Region] who reported being LDS at age 16 were still members of the church when they were surveyed. But even though disaffiliation is a national social trend, I’m sure that’s cold comfort to the general authorities in Salt Lake City.
“single Mormon women are screwed,” as one friend put it.