SCRIPTURE: “Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” –2 Nephi 15:20. [source]
QUOTE: “[The] law of chastity is clear: sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife.” -from the LDS Church’s official Response to the Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in the United States,nby The Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, 29 June 2015. [source]
CHURCH ESSAY: “After receiving a revelation commanding him to practice plural marriage, Joseph Smith married multiple wives and introduced the practice to close associates. • In Joseph Smith’s time, monogamy was the only legal form of marriage in the United States.” -Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo, Gospel Topics, LDS.org. [source]
COMMENTARY: Joseph Smith used his influence as religious leader to pressure women into marrying him illegally and having sex with him. Not only is this the textbook activity of a sexual predator, but it also directly contravenes the law of chastity. Every Mormon prophet from Joseph Smith Jr to Heber J Grant was an adulterer by the church’s own definition. Hopefully that little tidbit of information will help avoid calling evil good and good evil. Because I don’t think you want a wo unto you. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.