Thought of the Day about Mormonism and Their History
Every day I receive an e-mail with a little notice of what happened on “This day in Mormon history”. While perusing this awesome site I found one entry I thought would be insightful for my readers. The following is a perfect example of what’s wrong with polygamy. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the only reason why, but it just adds to the never ending pile of reasons.
July 28, 1873 – Ann Eliza Webb, plural wife of Brigham Young, sues for divorce, claiming neglect, cruel treatment, and desertion. Young pointed out in his defense, the inconsistency of granting a divorce and alimony for a marriage that was not legally recognized. Since he had married Mary Ann Angell at Kirtland, Ohio, in 1834 and was still lawfully married to her, he argued that the court should not grant the divorce and award alimony unless it was willing to recognize the validity of “plural or celestial marriages.” After two trials court found in Brigham’s favor.
Of course the courts ruled in Brigham’s favor. Would you expect anything less? http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com/