Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith’s
polygamous wives included 14-year-old girls
and already-married women
The Mormon Church used to handily dispatch inconvenient tidbits from its history as “lies told by Satan.”
That’s not so easy anymore. With this thing called the Internet, where people can research and validate claims for themselves, the church now finds itself saying time and again, “Oh, about that, well, yeah, okay, it’s true.” These concessions show up in the form of essays published on lds.org, where the church admits, although not in so many words, that on many a topic Satan wasn’t lying after all.
You will enjoy (code for “you will be outraged at”) the way the church attempts in this and other essays to make Smith’s actions acceptable.
We told you. See “It’s Not About the Sex” My Ass, Chapter 2.
Apologists praise the church for this new era of transparency. What seems lost amid the gushing praise is that to have a new era of transparency you must first have had an old era of hiding the facts. Hardly good behavior for a church that claims to embrace all truth.