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Persecution of LDS is Self-Inflicted Wound from Unlawful Acts of Polygamy

26 February

Journal of Discourses 23:327; “Those that live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution. I believe myself, from the reading of the revelations of God, that it is necessary for a people who are destined to inherit the celestial kingdom to be a tried people. I have never read of the people of God in any […]

When Secrets Become Scandals: Joe Smith’s 42 Wives Were Friends of Emma

30 November

Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy: A Preliminary Demographic Report, pp. 128, 131; “The secret became a scandal in May 1844…During the two-and-one-half years from his first official plural marriage in April 1841 to his last known marriage in November 1843, Smith took as many as forty-two wives, one or two at a time. On average, this […]

Lies of the Relief Society 175 Years Ago Today

02 October

Exodus 23:1; “Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.” Today marks the not-so-shining moment in the history of the LDS Relief Society. This is the 175th anniversary of a very notable letter the RS published in their newspaper, ‘Times and Seasons’ declaring they weren’t practicing polygamy. What’s […]

Mormon Doctrine Defines Joe Smith as a Liar

22 September

Mormon Doctrine, 2d ed. [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966], 23; “Sex immorality stands next to murder in the category of personal crimes; it is “most abominable above all sins save it be the shedding of innocent blood or denying the Holy Ghost.” (Alma 39:5.) Anciently the penalty therefore was death; ‘the adulterer and the adulteress shall […]