Marriage

1835 D&C section 101, last edition while Joseph Smith was alive. The only major church that removed it was the LDS church. It states one man and one wife, to marry in public where everyone can see it, and that polygamy is a crime.


Joseph Smith modified journal entry.

Here are somethings I have written on the subject.

2 Nephi 28:8 vs LDS D&C 132:26

Bring out how the Noahites/Limhites could not escape the consequences of polygamy just like the LDS / Brighamite church can’t escape them either.
King Brigham

Sealing Power

Review of The Secret Chamber

Propaganda

I recently came across The Iron Rod Podcast and the two episodes on Polygamy are some of the best I’ve ever come across on the subject.

Iron Rod 010 – What the scriptures say and don’t say about polygamy
Iron Rod 011 – Testing Section 132

Articles from Alan Rock Waterman:

Why I’m Abandoning Polygamy
Why Mormon History Is Not What They Say
Go Ahead And Skip That Temple Wedding
The Real Threat To Traditional Marriage
The Real Threat To Traditional Marriage, Part Two: Rethinking Rights
The Real Threat To Traditional Marriage, Part Three: Betrayal
On The High Road To Apostasy
Joseph Smith and Polygamy: Persistence of a Myth

Early while waking up to the problems in the stories I grew up with. I realized that those who claimed to believe in Joseph Smith as a prophet were saying he was a liar and that YHWH told him to lie. If you believed that Joseph Smith was a liar how could you believe anything that Joseph Smith said or anything YHWH said as claiming YHWH told him to lie is making YHWH a liar Himself.

2 Nephi (LDS 9:34) (RLDS 6:68) Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.

2 Nephi (LDS 26:32-33) (RLDS 11:110-115)
32 And again, the Lord God hath commanded that men should not murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal; that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain; that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that they should not contend one with another; that they should not commit whoredoms; and that they should do none of these things; for whoso doeth them shall perish. 33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord;

Joseph Smith story was consistent. Brigham Young’s story has inconsistencies in it. Who are you going to believe?
http://www.defendingjoseph.com/2011/03/joseph-and-brighamtruth-vs-lies.html

Some great book on the subject.

The Exoneration of Emma, Joseph & Hyrum: Part One (kindle) (Synopsis (backup))

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy: How Men Nearest the Prophet Attached Polygamy to His Name in Order to Justify Their Own Polygamous Crimes

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy, Vol. 2

JOSEPH SMITH FOUGHT POLYGAMY – Vol. 3

Joseph Smith Revealed: A Faithful Telling: Exploring an Alternate Polygamy Narrative

Groups

DefendingJosephSmith.org – Facebook Group

Other great resources:

Why is the Temple Lot Suit important?

LDS D&C 132 Writing Style Analysis by Enid DeBarthe (backup)

Joseph Smith’s Monogamy: Exploring a Counter-narrative Regarding Plural Marriage (backup)

ENTRY 34 BE TRUE TO YOUR WIFE

Polygamy and the Book of Jacob

“Truth Claims”

Jeremy Hoop’s talk in Joseph Smith Restoration Conference 2019, Afternoon Session, 00H45M37S – 01H37M37S

Just One Wife: Is Polygamy of the LORD?

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy

Polygamy in the Book of Mormon

Are You Calling Joseph Smith a Liar?

William Clayton Lied

Closing the Polygamy Loophole

Confessions of an Elder

In Defense of Joseph

Polygamy Statements Conflict with LDS D&C 132

Uncle Dale’s: Readings in Early Mormon History

Polygamy (not) in the Book of Mormon – LDS Freedom Forum

Joseph Smith apparently was not Josephine Lyon’s father, Mormon History Association speaker says

The Official Petition to Remove Polygamous Section 132 from the Doctrine and Covenants and Reinstate Section 101 in its Original Form

Hand writing changed – Joseph Smith Papers

1890 Census Records Destroyed by Fire

Schuyler Colfax’s conversation with Brigham Young

My interview with the Coldwater Stake Presidency

Resources regarding DNA:

No DNA Official Response Video

DNA Helps Solve a Historical Question about Joseph Smith

Resolving a 150-year-old paternity case in Mormon history using DTC autosomal DNA testing of distant relatives (backup)

Resolving a 150-year-old paternity case in Mormon history using DTC autosomal DNA testing of distant relatives

DNA Rules out Joseph Smith has descendants from polygamist wives

DNA Solves a Joseph Smith Mystery

Joseph Smith DNA Revealed: New Clues from the Prophet’s Genes