Friday, March 27, 2015

Most Problematic Issues of Mormon Polygamy

The Most Problematic Facts About Mormon Polygamy
Heber C. Kimball


  1. Joseph Smith claiming Helen Mar Kimball for eternity when she was only 14 years old.
  2. Joseph Smith marrying women without the knowledge of his wife Emma
  3. The church claiming to end polygamy in 1890 but not really meaning it.
  4. Joseph Smith tying women’s salvation to their willingness to marry him.
  5. Joseph Smith marrying women who were married to other men.
  6. Joseph Smith claiming Vilate Kimball for himself and then telling Heber it was “just a test”.
  7. D&C 132 saying that if Emma doesn’t accept polygamy “she shall be destroyed”
  8. Claiming the end of the Law of Moses and yet using Old Testament prophets to justify polygamy.
  9. The destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor printing press.
  10. Still claiming in 2016 that Joseph was forced by an angel with a sword to practice polygamy.
  11. The whitewashing of polygamy over the past 100 years.
  12. Many women who joined the church in Europe, came to Utah and were forced into polygamy.
  13. The recent essays on polygamy that make no apologies or claim of human errors.
  14. The idea that polygamist had “Favorite Wives”.
  15. That Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball could have any meaningful relationship with 50 wives.
  16. That church leaders could use their position of authority to force girls to marry them.
  17. The deliberate lie that polygamy was because there were so many more women than men.
  18. That women were traded and assigned as wives like cattle.
  19. That “modern” scripture still says that Joseph Smith can have “ten virgins”.
  20. The quote by Heber C. Kimball saying that missionaries can’t claim all the pretty women.

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