Tag Archives: Polygamy

The Dark Side of a Dark Doctrine

The Canadian Supreme Court (British Columbia) is currently hearing a case on the constitutionality of Canada’s polygamy laws. On December 2 (2010) the court heard testimony from Utah clinical psychologist Dr. Lawrence Beall, who described the “dark side” of polygamy … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Smart a Victim of Mormonism?

The trial of ex-Mormon-turned-Prophet Brian David Mitchell is well underway, and garnering attention outside of the US. Mitchell, you may recall, abducted 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, insisting that she was to become his second (plural) wife. Mitchell and his … Continue reading

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CNN Drops Embarrassing Educational Bombshell: Roots of Mormon Polygamy and Continuation in the Afterlife

The article is┬áhere. “Among those revelations recorded in 1843 in the Doctrine and Covenants, a book of Mormon scripture, were teachings about plural marriage [link to D&C 132).” Section 132 actually wasn’t added until 1876. Until 1876, then-section 101 (removed … Continue reading

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The House that John Built

John Patten, Jr. and Candace Smith were newlyweds when John built their home in Manti, Utah. Constructed in 1854, the Patten home is now a museum that “stands as a symbol for the same industry, faith and hope” as does … Continue reading

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Sister Wives

I know it sounds like a spoof, but it’s not. On September 26th (2010) TLC will premiere a new reality show: Sister Wives. According to ABC News, “The series will follow the fundamentalist Mormon family of Kody Brown and his … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith as a Sexual Predator

A downloadable .mp4 file of video is available here.

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No Love Lost Between Mormons and HBO’s “Big Love”

Have you heard about the next episode of HBO’s Big Love, set to air on Sunday (March 15, 2009)? It’s being widely reported that the television show will be depicting the LDS temple endowment ceremony as one of the main … Continue reading

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The Red Brick Store

Not long ago a new LDS web site was launched: The Red Brick Store. The web site describes itself like this: “A collaboration amongst editors of Mormon-related journals and magazines to nurture and share good writing and good thinking in … Continue reading

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The Stories of the Wives of Joseph Smith

[SWF]http://www.youtube.com/v/8LhzU4iXLxQ&hl=en,425,344[/SWF] Consider the fact that Mormons told the women in the visual illustration that they were lying, since “Joseph Smith only had one wife.” The LDS Church lies by 1) not educating the common Mormon people about the nature of … Continue reading

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Visually Illustrating Joseph Smith’s Wives to Provoke Thought and Start Evangelistic Conversations at the Manti Miracle Pageant

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