polygamy

Mormons hate polygamy thiiiiiiiiis much

How many Mormons confess to hating polygamy, yet imagine themselves practicing it for all of eternity? How many believe on the one hand in a loving God who desires their eternal happiness and, on the other, that this same God would make them grit their teeth and be obedient to a practice they consider immoral?

Emma Hale Smith (1804-1879)

The Mormon Reinvention of Emma Smith

The way Emma Smith’s story is carefully sculpted reveals as much about gender expectations and religious norms in our own era as it did when Brigham Young declared her mormona non grata.