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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 […]

Joseph Smith’s Polygamy and His Run for US President

01 February

Deuteronomy 17:17; “Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away…” Today we’re looking at the once busy, and always questionable, life of Joseph Smith, Jr. A good friend of the ministry, Lee Baker, posted an open letter/question on ourFacebook page to a prominent LDS attorney asking a vital question, which […]

Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Franklin Dewey Richards

10 January

Franklin Dewey Richards April 2, 1821 – December 9, 1899 “Except for a six-and-one-half-year gap, men of the Richards family have served as General Authorities continuously from 1840 to the present.” – D. Michael Quinn, Ensign 1980 Mr. Quinn’s great insight is a shining example of what the Richards family means to Mormonism, and vice versa. Their identity […]

Polygamy in Utah

31 December

From the inception of Mormonism itself, there’s been controversy. Joe Smith’s unconventional lifestyle was laden with numerous events the majority of people either never thought of before, or outright shunned. Ignoring or shunning Smith always brought the same reaction; outrage. If you weren’t supportive of his antics, you were labeled a heretic, or an ‘anti’. Fast […]

Effects of Mormon Reformation: Everyone 14 and Older Was Married

27 December

Divorce Among Mormon Polygamists: Extent and Explanations, p. 9; “An interesting glimpse of this period is provided by a letter from Wilford Woodruff to George A. Smith in April 1857: We have had a great reformation this winter; some of the fruits are: all have confessed their sins either great or small, restored their stolen […]