Larry Allan Garmus (November 2, 1946 – July 1, 2021) is the author of the book, published in 2004 entitled, “The Coming Indian Prophet.” I (Kelly) read his book many years ago, and the following is quoted in my own book, which is a commentary on his, with his permission to write the book:
“Upon reading Garmus’ book The Coming Indian Prophet my senses were shocked. The scriptures in his book, along with Garmus’ commentary about them were so pertinent, powerful, and necessary that it astounded me—more so than any other non-scriptural book that I had come across…”
From Larry’s own voice on the phone, I confirmed the following:
Garmus began writing the book while in full fellowship of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, upon completion, his membership in the “kingdom” didn’t last. His message had an effect of drawing forty members into a council to discuss his possible excommunication, including in his own words, “the high brethren.” It was then that the Stake President handed him a scripted contract for Garmus to sign. It demanded that Garmus support Church leadership, even if he knows what they are saying or doing is wrong. It was then that Garmus rose up from his chair, politely put the contract back on the table unsigned, and walked out of the room. A week later, he received notice of his excommunication.