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A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

The LDS Church and Joseph Smith's Polygamy

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A statue of Joseph Smith and Emma Smith in Temple Square

It may not be breaking news that LDS church founder Joseph Smith practiced polygamy. And yet, many were shocked when the church released an essay last month acknowledging the ages, number, and marital status of Smith’s wives, including a 14-year-old girl. Thursday, we’re examining how Mormons have reacted to the essay. We'll examine how common conception of Smith's plural marriages contrasts with reality, and we'll ask whether Smith's actions compromise the infallibility of the church's prophets.

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