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Saturday, December 24, 2005

New Essay on Polygamy

"Polygamy, Prophets, and Prevarication: Frequently and Rarely Asked Questions about the Initiation, Practice, and Cessation of Plural Marriage in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Gregory L. Smith, published at FAIRLDS.org. This a helpful essays about some of the commonly asked questions about polygamy and the accusations made against the Church because of it. Why wasn't Joseph Smith more up front about polygamy? What are we to make of denials that it was being practiced? I think Gregory Smith provides a valuable perspective in confronting these issues and a few other common charges. Recommended reading.

I am grateful that polygamy is forbidden by the Church, and am not sympathetic with the excommunicated polygamous rebels who incorrectly call themselves Mormons.

1 comment:

ltbugaf said...

It's a pity this topic got ignored. It would have made a great thread of discussion. It came in such rapid succession with other posts that this one just slipped by.

In my opinion, Jeff should bring it up again.