In my previous article "Money, Masons, Murder?" which dealt with the recent murder/suicide involving Ervin Antonio Lupoe along with his wife and five children [note: there were two sets of twins not one as previously stated], the appearance of the Masonic distress code (handwritten at the end of an entirely typed explanation) caught my eye...Author Loren Coleman emailed me with the following, and likely connection:
...the LDS (Latter Day Saints) religion is rooted in Freemasonry and other occult practices. Symbolizing his false hope, Joe Smith's last words included the Masonic distress signal.
In his book exposing Freemasonry, William Morgan revealed how Masons signal for the aid of fellow Masons "in case of distress": "The sign is given by raising both hands and arms to the elbows, perpendicularly, one on each side of the head, the elbows forming a square. The words accompanying this sign, in case of distress, are, 'O Lord, my God! is there no help for the widow's son?'" (Morgan, p. 76).
Mormon bishop John D. Lee, who was executed for his part in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, wrote about Smith's giving the Masonic distress sign before dying, "Joseph left the door, sprang through the window, and cried out, 'Oh Lord, my God, is there no help for the widow's son!'" (Confessions of John D. Lee, reprint of 1880 ed., p. 153)
Less than one month after Joe Smith's death, the Mormon periodical Times and Seasons referred to Smith's giving, as his last words, the Masonic distress sign, " . . . with uplifted hands they gave such signs of distress as would have commanded the interposition and benevolence of Savages or Pagans. They were both Masons in good standing. . . . Joseph's last exclamation was 'O Lord my God!' " (Times and Seasons, Vol. 5, p. 585).
LDS "apostle" Heber C. Kimball also admitted that Joe Smith gave the Masonic distress sign just before dying, "Joseph, leaping the fatal window, gave the Masonic Signal of Distress." (Orson F. Whitney, Life of Heber C. Kimball an Apostle, the Father and Founder of the British Mission, Salt Lake City: The Kimball Family, 1888, p. 26).
In a related matter, although less widely publicized, a 24 year old man in Portland, Oregon indescriminately shot 9 people (the majority being High School exchange students) at an "under 21" nightclub known as "The Zone" on Saturday night. The name of the shooter was Erik S. Ayala, which Mr. Coleman points out is an anagram for Kaiser LA Ya...
Thanks to Loren Coleman for his invaluable insight in the reading of "Twilight" language of what we now refer to as The Secret Commonwealth (Ben Fairhall & Da Black Whole).