Smith, an independent researcher, shared his story on Friday, Aug. 7, at the 11th annual Mormon Apologetics Conference presented by the Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research.
The book claimed the reason the prophet Joseph was tarred and feathered in 1832 was because of advances he made on a young woman. Gregory Smith had never heard of this before. He wanted answers but knew it would take a lot of time and work. He also realized he might fail.