If JS were alive today, he would be public enemy number one. Just imagine it, some guy has 38 wives most of who are the wives of other living men. One of the wives is fourteen years old, and the guy blames it all on God. He would be immediately arrested and the accounts of his crimes would be on sixty-minutes. When the other inmates found out he was having sex with under-aged girls, he would end up being some other inmate's wife himself. Bubba says 'bend over Joseph cause I got flaming sword coming your way and God's going to kill me if I don't let you have it'.
The church really handicapped itself by tieing themselves to Joseph Smith and his story.
Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2018 11:07PM by azsteve.