Joseph Smith Was a Sexual Predator here's the evidence:
  1. Joseph Smith told his victims that HER FAMILY’S salvation was dependent on giving into his wishes. Quote: "After which he said to me, ‘If you will take this step, it will ensure your eternal salvation & exaltation and that of your father’s household & all of your kindred. This promise was so great that I willingly gave myself to him." Source: - Autobiography of Helen Mar Kimball
  2. Joseph Smith told his victims to keep his actions secret from family and friends. Quote: "Participants in these early plural marriages pledged to keep their involvement confidential." Source: Essay
  3. Joseph told his victims that HE would be killed if THEY didn't comply. Quote: "During the third and final appearance, the angel came with a drawn sword, threatening Joseph with destruction unless he went forward and obeyed the commandment fully." Source: Essay
  4. Joseph Smith promised his victims salvation if they complied with his requests. Quote: "In the revelation on marriage, the Lord promised participants “crowns of eternal lives” and “exaltation in the eternal worlds." Source: Essay
  5. Joseph's role as "Prophet of God" gave him a position of trust and authority over his victims. Quote: "Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it." (Although written after Smith's death, it gives a clear sense of how he was revered.) Source: LDS Scripture - D&C Section 135
  6. Smith married sisters living in the same house and did not allow them to tell each other. Quote: " Both girls “were married to Bro. Joseph about the same time, but neither of us knew about the other at the time; everything was so secret”" Note: Eliza Partridge was 22 and her sister Emily was 19. They were both living and working in the Smith home but even though they both married Joseph within a few days, neither was allow to tell the other. Source: LDS Ensign Magazine June 1979
  7. Joseph Smith told women to pray about his advances while at the same time telling them as their Prophet the answer to expect. Quote: "Lucy Walker recalled her inner turmoil when Joseph Smith invited her to become his wife. “Every feeling of my soul revolted against it,” she wrote. Yet, after several restless nights on her knees in prayer, she found relief as her room “filled with a holy influence” akin to “brilliant sunshine. Source: Essay
  8. Joseph told his victims that once they had given into him once, if they were to leave, they would be "destroyed". Quote: "Verse 63: But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused, shall be with another man, she has committed adultery, and shall be destroyed;" Source: LDS Scripture D&C 132:63
  9. Joseph told his victims that the way to glorify God was through their consent. Quote: "…for they are given unto him to multiply and replenish the earth, according to my commandment, and to fulfil the promise which was given by my Father before the foundation of the world, and for their exaltation in the eternal worlds, that they may bear the souls of men; for herein is the work of my Father continued, that he may be glorified." Source: LDS Scripture D&C 132:63
  10. Joseph's victims thought of Joseph like a father figure. Quote: “Emily Partridge recalled she was "a nurse girl, for they had a young baby...That is what I delighted in, tending babies...Joseph and Emma were very kind to us; they were almost like a father and mother." Source: Autobiography of Emily Partridge Young
  11. Joseph made his victim's consent a test of their faith. Quote: "Lucy Walker said "He asked me if I believed him to be a Prophet," and when Lucy said yes, Smith informed her that God had instructed him to take another wife, "and you are the woman." Source: Compton, In Sacred Loneliness Pg. 463
  12. Joseph would prey on the vulnerable and orphans Note: Sisters Emily and Eliza Partridge lost their father in 1840. They were hired by the Smith family to live in their home and help care for the Smith children. By 1842 Smith had married both sisters. Source: LDS Ensign Magazine June 1979
  13. Joseph taught his victims that even though their actions might feel wrong in their heart that it was still commanded by God. Quote: "I am often led to wonder how it was that a person of my temperament could get along with it and not rebel; but I know it was the Lord who kept me from opposing his plans although in my heart I felt that I could not submit to them." (Eliza Partridge) Source: LDS Ensign Magazine June 1979
  14. Joseph told his victims to hide their actions from his wife Emma. Quote: "He may have thought Emma’s rejection of plural marriage exempted him from the law of Sarah. Her decision to “receive not this law” permitted him to marry additional wives without her consent." Source: Essay
  15. Joseph told his victims that they were promised to him by God. Quote: "Mary Rollins Lightner said, "Joseph said I was his before I came here and he said all the Devils in hell should never get me from him” Source: Wives of Joseph Smith
  16. He threatened victims with destruction for their refusal. Quote: "But after several hesitations, Lucy was informed of the other side of Smith's sealing power. He told her that rejecting his offer would bring eternal damnation. Of his marriage proposal to her, Smith said: "It is a command of God to you. If you reject this message the gate will be closed forever against you." Source: Compton, In Sacred Loneliness Pg. 463
  17. Joseph Smith used his authority to send husbands of his victims out of the country. Quote: (About Marinda Hyde) "In the Spring of 1842 she married Joseph. In Joseph’s diary is a list of his marriages. It includes the entry: “Apr 42 Marinda Johnson to Joseph Smith.”. Eight months later, in December, Orson returned from his mission." Source: The Wives of Joseph Smith
  18. Joseph knew and associated with many of his victims and their families since they were small children. Note: Joseph Smith knew Helen Mar Kimball, Eliza Partridge, Emily Partridge, Sarah Ann Whitney and Nancy Winchester all before they were six years old. Source: The Wives of Joseph Smith
  19. Joseph held power of salvation, position and authority over most of his victim’s fathers. Note: At least ten of Smith’s youngest brides had fathers who held positions of power in Nauvoo. Joseph Smith held control over their jobs, farms and incomes. His victims would have known that he had the authority to excommunicate their fathers or remove theme from their jobs and leave the families destitute. Source: The Wives of Joseph Smith
  20. Joseph took extreme measures to have his victims live in his own house. Quote: (To John Walker) Joseph said, “You must have a change of scene, a change of climate. You have Just such a family as I could love. My house shall be their the little ones with kind friends, and the four Eldest shall come to my house and [be] received and treated as my own children...” He then sent Walker on a mission. Source: The Wives of Joseph Smith
  21. He publicly shamed those women and girls who refused him. Quote: When a woman turned him down and then went public with the details of his proposal, Smith and the church leadership's policy was to slander the reputation of the woman or man who made it public. When Martha Brotherton published her story in the St. Louis Bulletin, on July 15, 1842, the [Nauvoo] Wasp on August 27, 1842 denied such a marriage proposal was made, and branded Martha a "mean harlot." When Nancy Rigdon turned down Smith's offer on April 9, 1842 and publically opposed him, Smith's good friend…wrote, “Nancy was guilty of unlawful and illicit intercourse." Source: Van Wagoner , Mormon Polygamy Pg. 235
  22. Joseph Smith ask his victims to do something that was specifically taught in the scriptures they held to be true. Quote: Inasmuch as this church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication, and polygamy: we declare that we believe, that one man should have one wife; and one woman, but one husband, Source: 1835 Book of Commandments
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