Are you going to go into how polygamy was still being authorized by some of the top church leaders (sometimes in Canada, sometimes in Mexico where the law turned a blind eye)? Some leaders were excommunicating people for taking plural wives while others were approving. Then finally some teeth was put into it saying we will excommunicate anybody that practices it.QuestionAbound wrote:...
1856 – Brigham Young says that his wives have not seen a happy day in years and he would rather his wives get along than to fight b/c if they fight, he will put them out
1861 – Abraham Lincoln signed law making polygamy illegal (BY marries 6 more wives after this).
1876 – D&C redone: 101 taken out, 132 added in
1890 – Manifesto where Wilford Woodruff says that public polygamy will stop b/c it’s illegal and they believe in obeying the law of the land.
No mention of the pressures mounting on the church (the US Gov was convescating all the churches assets and about to take over the temples)?