Modern polygamists

SCRIPTURE: “And again, as pertaining to the law of the priesthood—if any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse another, and the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, and they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then is he justified; he cannot commit adultery for they are given unto him; for he cannot commit adultery with that that belongeth unto him and to no one else.” -D&C 132:61. [source]

ENSIGN ARTICLE: “Elder Perry is one who understands sadness and adversity. In December 1974, Virginia passed away…. In January 1976 he was introduced to Barbara Dayton by one of her relatives; they were married that April in the Salt Lake Temple.” -Ensign, August 1986. [source]

QUOTE: “When I was 66, my wife June died of cancer. Two years later—a year and a half ago—I married Kristen McMain, the eternal companion who now stands at my side.” -Dallin H. Oaks, in a speech delivered at BYU, 29 January 2002. [source]

NEWS RELEASE: “Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wendy L. Watson were married today in the Salt Lake Temple. This is the second marriage for Elder Nelson and the first for Wendy Watson.” -Mormon Newsroom, 6 April 2006. [source]

COMMENTARY: There is a word for a man who believes that he will have two wives in the afterlife: polygamist. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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