From the Zanesville Express, Nov.
FairMormon attempts to soften the harshness of these facts by, for example, claiming a lack of evidence of sexual relations between Joseph Smith and his polyandrous or underage wives.
Although this presumption may be overcome, the burden rests on FairMormon to provide evidence of a lack of sexual relations in the polyandrous and teen bride marriages. FairMormon offers no evidence of a lack of sexual relations with polyandrous or underage wives except for an alleged lack of children with those wives.
This contention is undermined by strong and compelling evidence that Joseph did in fact father a child with at least one of his polyandrous wives.
As noted, there is both evidence and a presumption of sexual relations in these marriages. Breakdown can be found here.
The Church released its official response on these polygamy issues in its Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo essay, which can be read here. The Church in its essay admits the following: Joseph Smith married girls as young as years-old. Joseph married women who were already married to other living men polyandry.
Joseph likely had sex with many of the women he married. The essay opens the door to the possibility that Joseph had sex with some of the women of other living men's wives polyandry.
Emma did not give consent nor was she aware of most of these marriages. The story that an angel with a drawn sword threatened Joseph with destruction to practice polygamy. A critic's direct analysis and response to the Church's official essay will be posted soon.
The author correctly notes that "Joseph Smith was married to at least 34 women". FairMormon Agrees FairMormon says The great and glorious principle of plural marriage was first revealed to Joseph Smith inbut being forbidden to make it public, or to teach it as a doctrine of the Gospel, at that time, he confided the facts to only a very few of his intimate associates.
Among them were Oliver Cowdery and Lyman E. Johnson, the latter confiding the fact to his traveling companion, Elder Orson Pratt, in the year See Orson Pratt's testimony.
Was Joseph Smith, Jr.Mormon fundamentalists themselves embrace the term "Mormon" and share a religious heritage and beliefs with the LDS Church, including canonization of the Book of Mormon and a claim that Joseph Smith is the founder of their religion.
Groups of converts from the United States, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere were encouraged to gather to Utah in the decades following. Both the original Mormon migration and subsequent convert migrations resulted in much sacrifice and quite a number of deaths. Mar 22, · That said, the long answer to the question above is: it depends on what you mean by "Mormon" and by "polygamy." There are many off-shoots .
TO THOSE WHO ARE INVESTIGATING "MORMONISM" By RICHARD PACKHAM.
Revisions as of November 18, If you are investigating Mormonism (the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" or "LDS Church"), you are probably studying it in private meetings in your home with missionaries from that church.
Polygamy. Polygamy as a doctrine was introduced into the LDS Church by Joseph Smith. The practice continued after Joseph’s death in , and was publicly announced in . Why Two in One Flesh? The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy, John Witte, Jr.
Western nations can responsibly hold the line against polygamy.