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Early Mormon PolygamistsHosea Stout abandoned his Methodist faith in lieu of Mormonism in the early days of the Church and fulfilled each and every role given to him during his 50+ year tenure. From polygamy, to the priesthood and powerful US government office positions; Mr. Stout certainly didn’t lack ambition.

 

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Joseph Young

April 7, 1797 – July 16, 1881

Early Mormon PolygamistsThis man’s life is another example of how Mormons view themselves as a people group. Both he and they are somehow oblivious to the outside world and most importantly God’s word.

There are many instances in historical records where Joseph Young is affectionately referred to as “Uncle John” because of his kind and nurturing demeanor. They repeatedly note he wouldn’t harm a fly and known for being kind to everyone.  The problem of course is that being nice doesn’t get you into heaven!

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Early Mormon PolygamistsWe’re adding to our growing collection of Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders!  We just finished an article on Erastus Snow. While this guy was busy converting a lot of people into the fold of Mormonism, he was also busy marrying more than his fair share of them at the same time.

His story reads much like the others do of taking in under-age girls andErastus Snow marrying their sisters as well as their mothers. It’s a wonder how they kept all their names straight and a bigger wonder how they justified the atrocious behavior while doing so. You can read Mr. Snow’s short bio and get info on all those wives here.

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Early Mormon PolygamistsWe’ve added another resource to our Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders series!  This time we looked at Abraham Owen Smoot.  If you’re not familiar with this gentleman, think BYU.

If it weren’t for the deep pockets and generosity of this man BYU would’ve died certain death.  When Brigham Young died he left the school in financial ruin with debts climbing over $100,000, but Smoot saved the day by mortgaging every single thing he owned to keep Brigham Young Academy kicking.  As a result of his generosity he died penniless.  That hundred grand in today’s money is over a whopping $2.2.

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Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Orson Hyde

Early Mormon PolygamistsThe longer I collect info on the early polygamous leaders of Mormonism the more I see their actions for what they really were (as if I had any doubts before…).  The last 3-4 wives of Orson Hyde were just babies when Joseph Smith was killed and in their teens they ended up marrying Orson Hyde for eternity.

For the life of me I can’t imagine the God of the Bible condoning such behavior as this. I’m praying the people of Mormonism will open their hearts to see that God doesn’t need something He created to engage in this type of behavior just so He can “save” them. Why would anyone want to worship a god such as that?

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