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LDS: Polygamy Stops Christian Whorehouses

06 August

Journal of Discourses 5:364“A gentleman, with whom I came in contact while at Washington, made this objection against Mormonism. Talking about the institution of plurality of wives, said he, “It never will answer; it will break up all the whore­houses in the country; for women would not abide in such establishments and sustain them, if […]

Retrofitting Polygamy Prophecy for Adultery

17 February

Doctrine and Covenants 132: Intro, 52 “Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, recorded July 12, 1843, relating to the new and everlasting covenant, including the eternity of the marriage covenant and the principle of plural marriage. 52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, receive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph….” [emp. added] Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, the […]

Joseph Smith’s Polyandrous Marriages

18 January

While updating an article from 2012 on Smith’s polyandrous marriages, we came across even more info that needed to be included – not a surprise I’m sure! During our seemingly endless research one message kept presenting itself. The Church’s writings condemned polyandry. You can read sermons given by Brigham Young, Orson Pratt, George Albert Smith, and Joseph […]

LDS: Penalty for Sin is Polygamy

01 October

Deseret News ~ “…Joseph received a revelation on celestial marriage. You will recollect, brethren and sisters, that it was in July, 1843, that he received this revelation concerning celestial marriage. …there are some who say it is very hard. They say, ‘This is rather a hard business; I don’t like my husband to take a plurality of […]