Retrofitting Polygamy Prophecy for Adultery

Retrofitting Polygamy Prophecy for Adultery

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...

Blood Atonement for Adultery

Blood Atonement for Adultery

Journal of Discourses 3:246-247 “A year will not pass away before some few of them are guilty of creeping into widows’ houses, and into bed with the wives of their brethren, debauching one woman here, and another there. … There is not a man or woman, who violates the...

LDS Sunday School OT Lesson 34

LDS Sunday School OT Lesson 34

The name of this week’s lesson was “I Will Betroth Thee unto Me in Righteousness” and it focuses on Hosea’s marriage to his adulterous wife Gomer to compare it with the idolatrous behavior of Israel. The teacher is instructed to ask members on several occasions to...

My Five Wives on TLC

My Five Wives on TLC

As you may have heard TLC has decided to add another show about themodern polygamist lifestyle to its nightly schedule. The new show is titled “My Five Wives” and follows the life of Brady and his wives: Paulie, Robyn, Rosemary, Nonie and Rhonda as they experience the...

Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders  Perrigrine Sessions Intro

Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Edward Stevenson

Edward Stevenson May 1, 1820 – January 27, 1897 Until a month or so ago I had never heard of Edward Stevenson.  I obviously knew about the MTC (Missionary Training Center), but had no idea one of the buildings on BYU’s campus was named in his honor or what...

Mormon Dilemma 238

Mormon Dilemma 238

Nauvoo Expositor Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 48; “By 1844 Joseph Smith also faced serious dissension within the Church. Several of his closest associates disagreed with him over the plural marriage revelation and other doctrines…They became allied with local...