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July 03rd, 2017 by MC

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On Sunday, I taught some 9- and 10-year-olds about the creation of the Doctrine and Covenants. We talked about how almost all of the revelations in it came through Joseph Smith, although there are also sections by John Taylor, Brigham Young, and Joseph F. Smith. I also took the liberty (sorry/not sorry, Curriculum Department), of directing their attention to the Official Declarations at the end, regarding the cessation of polygamy and the extension of the priesthood to blacks.

“Wait, so we used to be racist?”

Well, of course they didn’t know. (more…)

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July 03rd, 2017 01:36:07

Reluctant Polygamist, Joseph Smith Jr. By Meg Stout

April 26th, 2016 by Bookslinger

Meg’s series of posts about Nauvoo polygamy at Millennial Star is now in book form. Available at Amazon.com in paperpack, and Kindle ebook.
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April 26th, 2016 04:00:30

A Daniel*!

March 15th, 2015 by Bookslinger

(A phrase used in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice to exclaim the wisdom evidenced by a character acting as a judge. I believe it can be used to describe any person exhibiting much wisdom aside from strictly judicial wisdom.)

If you haven’t done so, please hie thee over to the Millennial Star blog and read this series of posts by Meg  Stout:

The series begins here: http://www.millennialstar.org/a-faithful-joseph/

A summary of the above here: http://www.millennialstar.org/faithful-joseph-digest/

and here: http://www.millennialstar.org/why-i-am-not-persuaded-joseph-smith-had-sex-with-plural-wives/

And this comment on a different subject: http://www.millennialstar.org/commandments-not-a-few-and-revelations-in-their-time/comment-page-1/#comment-148576

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March 15th, 2015 10:15:08

I do not advocate restoring polygamy.

June 23rd, 2014 by Bookslinger

But some people do. I hope it is in jest.

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June 23rd, 2014 16:21:31

Headed Toward Polygamy (Humor)

October 29th, 2013 by Bookslinger

When someone asks me how many wives I have, I reply “I’m still looking for my first.”

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October 29th, 2013 12:37:53

Plural Wives, not Debauchees

February 19th, 2013 by G.

Joseph Smith’s plural wives mostly stayed faithful to the Church, and those that didn’t never claimed that they were debauched or seduced or taken advantage of by a libidinous Joseph. (more…)

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February 19th, 2013 09:33:13

A plea for plural marriage

April 27th, 2012 by Vader

Is that not what this amounts to?

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April 27th, 2012 16:16:06

The hard stuff

April 17th, 2012 by Vader

With the impending nomination of Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate for President of the United States, I believe it is all but inevitable that Orrin Hatch will be proved right, and the Democrats will make a serious effort to throw the Church at Romney. It’s possible that Obama’s official campaign will try to preserve plausible deniability on this ugly tactic, but it will be part of the overall Democratic campaign strategy nonetheless.

So what about the Church will the Democrats throw at Romney? Three very likely candidates are polygamy, the ban on ordaining blacks to the priesthood, and the Church’s opposition to gay marriage.  I am going to try to preempt some of this attack with a (probably very long) post on these topics. Let it be understood that what I post is the opinions of Brother Vader, a mostly orthodox but decidedly unconventional Latter-day Saint, and that I am not an official spokesman for the Church.   (more…)

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April 17th, 2012 09:00:14

Gerard Bradley on judicial review

May 05th, 2010 by Vader

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May 05th, 2010 11:14:30