Refuting the errors of Jonathan Neville and the Heartland hoax

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Neville-Neville Land 2021 year in review

2021 Moroni's America map2021 was the third year of operation for this humble blog. This year we published 72 posts—not including this one, which I was uanble to publish before the end of the year—examining the heterodox beliefs and assertions of Jonathan Neville and his comrades in the Heartland Book of Mormon movement.

Among the most significant developments this year, I would include the following:

In keeping with tradition, here are the top ten Neville-Neville Land posts for 2021 by number of views:

  1. Heartland research director: “The Church is off course” (January 28, 2021) [This was, by far, the most popular post this year, with more than twice as many views as the next-most-viewed post.]
  2. Those who live in glass houses, pt. 12 (March 10, 2021)
  3. Elder Gerrit W. Gong: “Father Lehi’s faithful descendants” live “in Latin America” (April 3, 2021)
  4. Heartlanders push back against Rian Nelson’s nutty conspiracy theories (March 16, 2021)
  5. Rian Nelson, the Heartland hoax, and conspiracy theories (January 20, 2021)
  6. Rian Nelson rejects charges of Heartlander apostasy (July 21, 2021) [This post had the most comments this year.]
  7. The desolate Heartland theory (February 11, 2021)
  8. The identity of Peter Pan, and other issues Jonathan Neville is wrong about (April 8, 2021)
  9. Oliver Cowdery and Lehi’s landing site (January 14, 2021)
  10. Someone should really bring Jonathan Neville up to speed (March 24, 2021)

Sadly, I see little evidence that Jonathan Neville will retreat from his extremist views in the coming year and bring himself more in line with the teachings of the prophets regarding the Book of Mormon and how the Prophet Joseph Smith translated it. I hope I’m wrong about this, though.

—Peter Pan


  1. I appreciate what you've been doing, and I've tried to steer some friends and family here, just to try and expose them to rational thinking, as opposed to the conspiratorial heartlander nonsense.

  2. Thanks very much, Eric! If this blog can keep just one or two people from falling for the Heartland scam, then I’ll consider it a success.


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