Date: December 01, 2019 04:04PM
>>The eternal — and infernal — questions surrounding Mormon polygamy
>>Like many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a pioneer background, I am a byproduct of plural marriage.
>>Not all of my Mormon ancestors indulged in the practice of taking multiple wives but enough defended it to the extent that they were willing to go to prison and even get shot for taking on extra wives.
>>Polygamy didn’t become a point of contention for me until my mission, when the people we taught sometimes brought it up as a point of concern.
>>One of the balms offered to those who fret about polygamy being the law in the next life is that God would never force us to do anything we don’t want to do. Being a just God he will make sure that we’re happy.
>>This is the same God who permitted a war in heaven, right? We were barely out of the celestial womb before we were set to fighting over who would be the boss.
>>Stop worrying about something you can’t do anything about.