Did you know that Joseph Smith was a bald faced liar?  

Recently the LDS/Mormon church revealed for the first time in 175 years that Joseph Smith had between 30 and 40 wives he took his first plural wife in 1833.  That first wife was his own foster daughter/servant Fanny Alger who was 16 years old at the time.  Some of his wives were as young as 14 years old and many were already married to other living men (polyandry).  

On Sunday, May 26, 1844 (ONE MONTH BEFORE HE DIED on June 27, 1844) Joseph said this below about practicing polygamy, despite proof of his polygamy.

"I had not been married scarcely five minutes, and made one proclamation of the Gospel, before it was reported that I had seven wives. I mean to live and proclaim the truth as long as I can. This new holy prophet [William Law] has gone to Carthage and swore that I had told him that I was guilty of adultery. This spiritual wifeism! Why, a man does not speak or wink, for fear of being accused of this…I wish the grand jury would tell me who they are - whether it will be a curse or blessing to me. I am quite tired of the fools asking me…What a thing it is for a man to be accused of committing adultery, and having seven wives, when I can only find one. I am the same man, and as innocent as I was fourteen years ago; and I can prove them all perjurers." (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 410-411)

Facebook Reddit Twitter LinkedIn
Please send feedback or suggestions to thechoirattemplesquare@gmail.com