We obey the law (sometimes)

ARTICLE OF FAITH: “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.” -Joseph Smith, Article of Faith 12. [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.” -from the church essay Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo, Gospel Topics, LDS.org. [source]

COMMENTARY: It’s always nice to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices and accomplishments of our ancestors, who perfected the art of Mormon doublespeak and paved the way for generations of future abuse and subjugation of women. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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