OFFICIAL STATEMENT: “[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, by The Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, 29 June 2015. [source]
HISTORICAL FACTS: Polygamy was never legal anywhere in the United States. Joseph Smith Jr had over 30 wives, though he publicly denied it. Brigham Young married 55 women. John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff each had 9 wives. Lorenzo Snow had 11 wives and was convicted of and briefly imprisoned for unlawful cohabitation. Joseph F Smith had 6 wives. Heber J Grant had 3 wives, pled guilty to unlawful cohabitation, and paid a $100 fine. [verification]
COMMENTARY: From 1830 to 1945 the LDS church was led by men who had broken the law of chastity. Either that or else today’s prophets are just plain wrong about the definition of the law of chastity. And if they are wrong, are they lying? Or are they just completely out of touch with God? People who violate serious laws like the law of chastity can’t be trusted because they do not qualify for the Gift of the Holy Ghost. People who lie about important heavenly laws like the law of chastity can’t be trusted because they obviously have a hidden agenda. People who do not know the laws of God but claim to be prophets can’t be trusted to lead us in God’s way. Any way you look at it, I don’t see how a thinking person can trust the LDS church. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.