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Journal of Discourses 1:361; “If I had forty wives in the United States, they did not know it, and could not substantiate it, neither did I ask any lawyer, judge, or magistrate for them. I live above the law, and so do this people.” –– Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, August 1, 1852

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Journal of Discourses 17:159; “…I want to say to my sisters that if you lift your heels against this revelation, and say that you would obliterate it, and put it out of existence if you had the power to nullify and destroy it, I say that if you imbibe that spirit and feeling, you will go to hell…” – Brigham Young, Lehi City, August 9, 1874

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TodayinMormonHistory.com; “135 years ago today – Friday, Nov 24, 1882 — [John Henry Smith] Liverpool

…  I received a copy of the following revelation.

Revelation given through President John Taylor,

…   Thus saith the Lord … Let my servants George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant be appointed to fill the vacancies in the Twelve…  You may appoint Seymour B. Young to fill up ‘the vacancy in the presiding quorum of seventies, if he will conform to my  law [plural marriage]; for it is not meet that men who will not abide by law shall preside over my priesthood ….” –– Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990.

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May 1888

New Mormon History Database; “At the dedication of the Manti temple, Wilford Woodruff says, “We are not going to stop the practice of plural marriage until the Coming of the Son of Man.” … While in the temple, Woodruff “Consecrated upon the Altar the [brown] seers Stone that Joseph Smith found by Revelation some 30 feet under the Earth.”” – May 1888, D. Michael Quinn

Six Months Later, December 1888…

New Mormon History Database; “Senior apostle Wilford Woodruff tells meeting of Twelve, “The Lord never will give a revelation to abandon plural marriage.”” – December 1888, D. Michael Quinn

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wedding rings 3From the inception of Mormonism itself there’s been controversy. Joe Smith’s unconventional lifestyle was laden with numerous events the majority of people either never thought of before, or outright shunned.

Ignoring or shunning Smith always brought the same reaction; outrage. If you weren’t supportive of his antics, you were labeled a heretic, or an ‘anti’. Fast forward two hundred years, and the story is pretty much the same, with the exception of one thing. Many church members are now backing off the list of excuses for early Utah polygamy because of historical evidence. (more…)

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Plural Marriage

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg 1092; “In 1843, one year before his death, the Prophet Joseph Smith dictated a lengthy revelation on the doctrine of marriage for eternity (D&C 132…). This revelation also taught that under certain conditions a man might be authorized to have more than one wife. Though the revelation was first committed to writing on July 12, 1843, considerable evidence suggests that the principle of plural marriage was revealed to Joseph Smith more than a decade before…probably in early 1831.”

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Jesus Crucified for Polygamy

Journal of Discourses 1:346; The grand reason of the burst of public sentiment in anathemas upon Christ and his disciples, causing his crucifixion, was evidently based upon polygamy, according to the testimony of the philosophers who rose in that age. A belief in the doctrine of a plurality of wives caused the persecution of Jesus and his followers. We might almost think they were “Mormons.”” – Jedidiah Grant, Salt Lake City, August 7, 1853

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