Carlos, With all due respect, I disagree. Let me bring your minds to what is termed the manifesto. Young famously stated that after receiving the commandment to practice plural marriage in , he saw a funeral procession walking down the street and he wished he could exchange places with the corpse. In the bible it never says men have many wives it says clearly one man and one woman becomes one flesh. Mormonism teaches that marriage can be eternal. All science is about is trying to quantify and qualify the natural world and it fails miserably at times. I don't mind discussing religion, but you all are not doing that.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the nineteenth century never forced young girls into marriage or expelled those who would not enter into polygamous marriages. Divorced women who have not applied for a sealing cancellation are considered sealed to the original husband. At the time, the practice was kept secret from non-members and most church members. She was about his age, postmenopausal, and overweight -- which is the downside of having some old dude choose for you I'll get into the disturbing reason he got stuck with her in a moment. He claimed first that God had commanded it. A second and closely associated principle is that of the , a form of egalitarian communalism.
In 1943, the learned that apostle was cohabitating with a woman other than his legal wife. Taylor died the year the law passed. In September 1871, Young was indicted for adultery due to his plural marriages. Leroy Johnson, the senior Priesthood Council member disagreed with Marion Hammond, who was next in seniority, and eventually dismissed him from the council. This communal spirit continues inside the polygamous home.
And strictly speaking, they would be right. As it turned out, in 1925 Lyman had begun a relationship which he defined as a polygamous marriage. Here he clearly says that it is the principle that must be accepted, just as men are expected to accept every principle and revelation from God. Let truth and righteousness be your motto; and do not go into the world for anything else but to preach the Gospel, build up the kingdom of God, and gather the sheep into the fold. Once established in Utah, directed Orson Pratt of the to announce the practice publicly. So it is not only an outright lie, but it is an assault on the character of God to suggest that God commanded the practice of polygamy.
Want to guess how that went? Why can two photons affect each other from a distance? Independence, Missouri: John Whitmer Books. Hales, December 31, 2003 Foster, Craig L. Lyon's mother, Sylvia Sessions Lyon, left her daughter a deathbed affidavit telling her she was Smith's daughter. Among those revelations recorded in 1843 in the Doctrine and Covenants, a book of Mormon scripture, were. Hildale, Utah: Twin Cities Courier, 1983-84. LeBaron, Ben to Samuel Taylor, December 9, 1957. It turned out the church leadership had again gone behind my back to encourage my brother-in-law and sister to make that offer.
Catrina, fresh-faced, joins us, carrying her youngest, Noble, just two months old. They can see the effects, but not the source. He also referred to Luke 10:34-42. This is the question I lay before the Latter-day Saints. However, this directive remains a part of their scriptures: For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory. The story often goes that many of the women were civil war widows, or possibly widows of Mormon missionaries.
The first Fundamentalist Mormons went into hiding after the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints renounced polygamy in September 1890 and eventually established the settlement of Short Creek on the Utah-Arizona border. Joseph allowed Emma to burn the plural marriage revelation. As a practicing Mormon, I have not heard polygamy mentioned in church in many years, except when discussing the early leaders of the church, and even then, it is often with embarrassment and eagerness to move onto something else. Wikimedia Commons Joseph Smith with his family members. The practice was publicly announced in , , in 1852, some five years after the Mormons arrived in Utah, and eight years after Smith's death. Undoubtedly one reason is that, having been raised in this culture, they know little else. This isn't unusual: her husband had a brother married to three sisters.
You are sent out as shepherds to gather the sheep together; and remember that they are not your sheep: they belong to Him that sends you. The reason for this is that he was poor at the time, and that's all he could afford. Walking away means leaving behind everything: the community, one's sense of security, even one's own family. Amongst the number I well remember Eliza Partridge, Emily Partridge, Sarah Ann Whitney, Helen Kimball and Flora Woodworth. Before such a crisis, Mormon leadership bowed to the will of the state. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hales, Brian emails with Nathan, April 2003. Fundamentalists work hard, and live hard for their beliefs. Letters arrived addressed, 'Mrs Rulon C. These groups often require all men to enter polygamy, which causes many problems and has led to an excess of single men unable to marry. The following March, in response to a cell-phone call from a reportedly underage and pregnant girl within the Eldorado compound , Texas Rangers invaded the grounds and even broke into the temple, searching for evidence of child abuse or other felonies.