Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1018; “For a time Nauvoo was a community almost unto itself. Its singular status, the inclusive character of its life patterns, and the extension of the religious vision into all aspects of culture were stabilized by a strong self-sufficient charter and even a militia, the Nauvoo Legion. Many visitors came to view the new city, and efforts to promote cultural and intellectual exchange increased. Joseph Smith and about 1,500 other Church members joined the Masonic lodges in Nauvoo and nearby Keokuk and Montrose to promote fraternal relations (see –>Freemasonry in Nauvoo).”
Jeremiah 7:8; “Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.”
I’ve got a newsflash. Nauvoo is still a community unto itself, but that doesn’t excuse the behavior of taking oaths to a foreign god.