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Mormon History Matters

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Here is a place to talk about how polygamy has affected you. Polygamy is the ugly wart on the face of the LDS Church that simply won't go away. It is one of the most troubling aspects of Joseph Smith's character - and for good reason. Smith secretly married over 30 women/girls, most done behind his first wife's (Emma) back. At the time he married them, at least 10 were already married to other men. He used manipulation, coercion and his spiritual authority as a 'prophet' to convince women (many of them still in their teens) to engage in a practice they would have never otherwise considered. Feel free to ask questions about polygamy and share how the subject has impacted you and your relationship to the Mormon religion.
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