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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 […]

Joseph Smith’s Hidden Marriage to Underage Bride

07 August

TodayinMormonHistory.com;“July 27, 1842 – Joseph Smith receives a revelation giving the words of a polygamous marriage ceremony. The words were used by Newel K. Whitney to seal his 17-year-old daughter Sarah Ann to Joseph Smith the same day. Newell is promised that the marriage will bring eternal life to his household, including his posterity. Sarah […]

Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Thomas Woolsey Intro November 3, 1805 – January 5, 1897

30 May

Thomas Woolsey and Samuel Morey, have nothing incommon except for one thing. Neither name is widely known, much less used outside their respective fields, yet the contributions of both necessitated their presence. One thing is certain, the early nineteenth century produced its fair share of people filled with grit and ingenuity, and two of those […]

The Complicated Relationship of Mormon Polygamy

29 May

The LDS Church has a few things in common with a rather obscure creature from the animal world; the chameleon. The chameleon can change colors to blend in, and they’re usually solitary creatures unless they’re seen with a group of other female chameleons. Historically speaking, the LDS Church has isolated itself from the Christian community, […]

As Dark as Midnight

29 March

Journal of Discourses 17:225; “Now, if you want to get into darkness, brethren and sisters, begin to oppose this revelation. Sisters, you begin to say before your husbands, or husbands you begin to say before your wives, “I do not believe in the principle of polygamy, and I intend to instruct my children against it.” Oppose […]

Polygamy Lies Told to LDS Seminary Students

21 February

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “LESSON 140: Doctrine and Covenants 132:1-2, 34-66,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Seminary Teacher Manual, (2013); “Do not speculate about whether plural marriage is a requirement for the celestial kingdom. We have no knowledge that plural marriage will be a requirement for exaltation.” Acts 17:11; “These […]