Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders 6 Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. 1838-1918 Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. was the son of Hyrum Smith and nephew of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormon Church. Journal of Discourses 20:27; “A man that is not honest in his heart, who does not desire to be just and impartial, even […]
Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders 5 Lorenzo Snow 1814-1901 Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, pg. 155-160; “Pay a full tithing. The time has now come for every Latter-day Saint, who calculates to be prepared for the future and to hold his feet strong upon a proper foundation…I pray that every man, woman, and child who has […]
Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Wilford Woodruff 1807-1898 Journal of Discourses 13:166; “If we were to do away with polygamy, it would only be one feather in the bird, one ordinance in the Church and kingdom. Do away with that, then we must do away with prophets and Apostles, with revelation and the gifts and […]
Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders John Taylor Life of John Taylor, pg. 255; “In this our first issue it may be expected that something would be said in relation to this matter. This we undertake as cheerfully as any other task; for we are not ashamed here in this great metropolis of America * * […]
Brigham Young 1801-1877 We thought it might be of interest to those studying Mormonism to get a small glimpse of what the home life of Church leaders may have looked like in the infancy stages of Mormonism. I’ve written a lot about the polygamy issue throughout the years, but have never compiled a concise list […]
CentennialPark Here we are in the twenty first century and still talking about polygamy. On Tuesday, February 13, 2007 ABC aired a program called “The Outsiders”. The focus was of course the polygamous community of Centennial Park, AZ that lies just two miles south of Colorado City, home to the infamous group of the […]
Joseph Smith and Polygamy In the 13 years I was a Mormon there was little talk about Joseph Smith and polygamy. Whenever polygamy was brought up the discussion was usually centered on Brigham Young as the one who set the example and paved the way for polygamy in the early Mormon Church.