Date: August 08, 2013 11:36PM
"No such thing as polygamy, or spiritual wifery, was taught, publically or privately, before my husbands death,that I have now, or ever had knowledge of"
( Emma Smith Feb 9, 1879, Church History Vol. 3, p.355. )
"Joseph Smith was the greatest victim of fraud and conspiracy of the last 500 years. Nothing like it in recorded history. He was simply lied about when something had to be done to justify ... Utah Mormon polygamy."
—RLDS President Israel A. Smith, grandson of Joseph the Martyr
(Letter to Pamela Price,September 17, 1956
"I had not been married scarcely five minutes, and made one proclamation of the Gospel, before it was reported that I had seven wives.... I am innocent of all these charges.... What a thing it is for a man to be accused of committing adultery, and having seven wives, when I can only find one. I am the same man, and as innocent as I was fourteen years ago; and I can prove them all perjurers."
—Joseph Smith, Jr., History of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6:410–411
Brigham Young Admitted There Were Liars In the Church:
" I have many a time, in this stand, dared the
world to produce as mean devils as we can. We can
beat them at anything. We have the greatest and
smoothest liars in the world, the cunningest and most
adroit thieves and any other shade of character you
can mention. We can pick out Elders in Israel right
here who can beat the world at gambling; who can
handle the cards; can cut and shuffle them with the
smartest rogue on God’s foot stool. I can produce
Elders here who can shave their smartest shavers,
and take their money from them . We can beat the
world at any game."-
Deseret News,Vol.6,p. 291
(their church paper) and also Journal of Discourses,
Vol. 4.P. 77
Women who did not agree to plural marraige by proxy to Joseph Smith after Joseph's murder, were killed.
Pres. Heber C. Kimball stated pertaining Mormon women, July 19th. 1854:
"It is believed in the world that our females are all
common women. Well, in one sense they are common-
that is they are like all other women, I suppose,
but they are not unclean, for we wipe all unclean
ones from our midst; we not only wipe them from
our streets, but we wipe them out of existence. and if
the world wants to practice uncleanness, and bring
their prostitutes here, if they do not repent and forsake
such sins, we will wipe the evil out. We will not
have them in this valley unless they repent, for so
help me God, while I live I will lend my hand to
wipe such persons out, and I know this people will. "
- Deseret News, August 17th, 1854, and Millennial
Star, Vol. 16,pp. 738-9.
( A MONOGAMOUS WOMEN NEEDS TO REPENT???) If polygamy as stated by Utah LDS Church is of God, than a monogamous woman by same said logic would be considered unclean... Right?
Brigham Young Confesses Polygamy Was Not Part of Original Church Teaching Brigham Young, being interviewed by United States Senator Trumbull, in 1869, said:
"As to our institution, we know we are right, and
polygamy which you object to, was not originally a
part of our system, but was adopted by us as a necessity,
after we came here." Alta California.
The Utah LDS Church Confirm Polygamy Never Was Part of Original Faith:
"The Mormon church existed for many years without
polygamy. Indeed, correctly speaking, polygamy is
not now and never has been even a tenet of the
- Deseret News, Dec. 11, 1881 or
Dec. 7, 1882.
U.S. Courts Agree Polygamy Was A Post Joseph Smith Utah LDS Church Invention.
February 23, 1880, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, by its attorneys, appeared before the Court of Common Pleas, Lake County, Ohio, (see journal entry, February term, 1880) as plaintiff, asking for possession of the Kirtland Temple, an edifice erected during the early days of the church, and prior to the death of Joseph Smith the Martyr. The church in Utah, then presided over by John Taylor, was named with others as defendants.
Judge L. S. Sherman rendered the following decision:
"That the said Plaintiff, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a Religious Society, founded and organized upon the same doctrines and tenets, and having the same church organization, as the original Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, organized in 1830, by Joseph Smith, and was organized pursuant to the constitution, laws and usages of said original Church, and has branches located in Illinois, Ohio, and other States.
That the church in Utah, the Defendant of which John Taylor is president, has materially and largely departed from the faith, doctrines, laws, ordinances and usages of said original Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and has incorporated into its system of faith the doctrines of celestial marriage and a plurality of wives, and the doctrine of Adam-god worship, contrary to the laws and constitution of said original Church.
And the Court do further find that the Plaintiff, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the True and Lawful continuation of, and successor to the said original Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, organized in 1830, and is entitled in law to all its rights and property."
In a case tried before Judge John F. Philips, in the Circuit Court of the United States, for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division, at Kansas City, Missouri.
In his decision, rendered March 16, 1894, Judge Philips said:
The Book of Mormon itself inveighed against the sin of polygamy.... Conformably to the Book of Mormon, the Book of Doctrine and Covenants expressly declared "that we believe that one man should have but one wife, and one woman but one husband." And this declaration of the church on this subject reappeared in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, editions of 1846 and 1856. Its first appearance as a dogma of the church (the dogma of polygamy) was in the Utah Church in 1852.
Claim is made by the Utah Church that this doctrine is predicated of a revelation made to Joseph Smith in July, 1843. No such revelation was ever made public during the life of Joseph Smith, and under the law of the church it could not become an article of faith and belief until submitted to and adopted by the church. This was never done ....
(History of RLDS Church Vol 5 pp. 238-239)
The Church Split Before Joseph Smith's Death:
In a reply to Henry Clay, May 13, 1844,
Times and Seasons, Vol. 5, p. 574, Joseph
Smith, Jr. states:
“Why Great God! to transport 200,000 people
through a vast prairie: over the Rocky Mountains,
to Oregon, a distance of nearly two
thousand miles, would cost more than four
millions!” (emphasis added)
People do the math...Don't get snookered one way or the other. All is not what it seems.