The LDS Church ended the practice of polygamy more than a century ago, but author and activist Carol Lynn Pearson says the idea is “alive and unwell” in Mormon theology. According to doctrine, a man can still be spiritually sealed to multiple wives and those plural marriages are a reality in heaven. Pearson has gathered stories from more than 8000 faithful and former LDS Church members, and joins Doug Tuesday to explain why she says polygamy is still haunting Mormons today.
Carol Lynn Pearson is a writer, poet, and playwright. Among her books are No More Goodbyes: Circling the Wagons Around Our Gay Loved Ones [Indiebound|Amazon] and her newest The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy: Haunting [Indiebound|Amazon]