LDS Leaders Still Believe There Will Be Polygamy in Heaven By Sandra Tanner Plural marriage was first introduced into Mormonism by Joseph Smith in the 1830's (see Topical Index: Jospeh Smith: Polygamy).It is a common misconception to think of the practice of polygamy as starting with Brigham Young and the Mormon's trip west.For decades, the domestic lives of American polygamists have remained secretive and closely guarded.But for a new TV documentary, presenter Dawn Porter was given access to two polygamous families, who both sought to present rose-tinted images of harmonious, contented communities.Temple - in her late 20s - is Moroni's 'other' wife.These two women share their lives, their home and their beds with the same husband, bound together by their polygamist marriages.EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.
At least she is until I glance to Moroni's right, and see the second woman who is trying to placate him.We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.( 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).