Date: April 05, 2019 08:54AM
I was searching Wikipedia and came across the story of a now-deceased televangelist called Earl Paulk. I'd never heard of him before but Americans may be aware of him.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Paulk#Controversies
In the part about his sexual misdemeanors (almost inevitable for a televangelist ;-), I found the following rather worrying passage which immediately made me think of Joseph Smith Jr.:
"Hall alleges that the affair began in 1983 [...] when Paulk prayed for her, then kissed her. He then would say he intended to "make love" to her. At one point, Paulk supposedly would tell her that they had a "special gift of love outside holy matrimony". The relationship became a weekly occurrence"
Phrased in modern English, it makes what Smith did even more vividly nasty... The girl in question was not under age (she was 23) but some of the other victims were...
Tom in Paris