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TitleSecret Combinations
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1868
AuthorsRichards, F. D.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number22
Date Published30 May 1868
KeywordsConspiracy; Oaths; Secret Combinations

The author points out the existence of secret organizations in the United States: the Ku Klux Klan, the Loyal League, the Grand Army of the Republic and Fenianism. The Book of Mormon shows how secret societies brought destruction. Richards quotes all of Ether 8:13-26 and Helaman 6:22-30, and urges the Saints to “keep from all secret combinations and political associations.”