"If one superimposes a chronological perspective, one sees that of Smith's first 12 wives, nine were polyandrous...." Compton, a practicing Mormon...spent much of the 1990's combing pioneer records, diaries and reminiscences.... In a speech a month before his death, Smith responded by flatly denying polygamy, which was illegal under federal law. Because the Lord introduced it to his servants in a revelation given to Joseph Smith, and the Lord's servants have always practiced it. This leads to a certain amount of confusion as to when something is supposed to be considered doctrine.
We set up this service as we believed this is a Sunnah we needed to revive.( For the next fifty years the practice of plural marriage was considered essential to attain godhood. Rome became the mistress of the world, and introduced this order of monogamy wherever her sway was acknowledged. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, magistrates in honoring, obeying and sustaining the law. For other examples of Hinckley's prevarication see [link]). First, he failed to explain why section 132 is still contained in their scriptures if it does not represent doctrine.Brigham Young, second president of the LDS Church, declared "The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy" (, August 6, 1862, Brigham Young stated: Monogamy, or restrictions by law to one wife, is no part of the economy of heaven among men. Thus this monogamic order of marriage, so esteemed by modern Christians as a holy sacrament and divine institution, is nothing but a system established by a set of robbers. And second, his statement that they don't practice polygamy today because it is illegal contradicts the fact that it was illegal to practice plural marriage when Joseph Smith introduced the teaching, and was the reason why Utah was denied statehood until 1896 (see #97 Messenger, Plural Marriage Illegal).Yet not one divorced her "first husband" when Smith was alive. Although the current Mormon leaders are very quiet about the matter of polygamy, it is still very much a part of their theology.Indeed, they continued to live with their civil spouses while married to Smith. Toward the end of Smith's life, knowledge of his secret marriages began to leak out. filed suit against the church leader for living 'in an open state of adultery' with 19-year-old Maria Lawrence. Joseph Smith's revelation on plural marriage, , section 132, is still printed in the LDS scriptures.Polyandry is a marital arrangement in which a woman has several husbands.
In Tibet, those husbands are often brothers; "fraternal polyandry".
Recently, child welfare officials allege in court documents that the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints outside of Eldorado, Texas, was "rife with sexual abuse, with girls spiritually married to much older men as soon as they reached puberty and boys were groomed to perpetuate the cycle [source: AP].
" In 1997, Warren Jeffs, the former church leader, was prosecuted and found guilty on two charges of rape by accomplice.
Concern over which children are fathered by which brother falls on the wife alone.
She may or may not say who the father is because she does not wish to create conflict in the family or is unsure who the biological father is.
Some boys, who represent the surplus of males, are brutally thrown out of their homes and driven into homelessness and poverty at very young ages.