Episode 98: How Polygamy Affects LDS Doctrine, Policy, Theology, and Culture

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  • Liz

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    Thank you! Thank you!

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  • Jessica Deschaines

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    What a great episode! Thank you for talking about the 3 degrees *within* the CK. I’ve so rarely heard members discuss that, and have gotten into heated disagreements about the topic in the past.

    I will be so sad to see this project end. <3

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  • Bet

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    Thank you for this. I found this incredibly painful to listen to, especially the part where Elder Nelson talks about celestial marriage compared to the rest of marriages. I am a convert and I was married in the temple. Years later, I am embarrassed that I let a religion talk me into a wedding that would exclude my entire family. I mourn for the wedding ceremony I could have had if I had married in a public ceremony.

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  • Noell

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    Lindsay, this was absolutely an amazing episode. I know you put a lot of time into it and I want to say thank you!!!

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  • Erin

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    Lindsey, thank you so much for this. I just found this podcast and I do love it. I’ve been lds my whole life,I am only 19 years old and preparing to serve a mission in just a month. My entire familyisn’t Mormon anymore. It seems they study the history and they fall away. I was wondering why. when I went through the temple for my endowment I bawled afterwards, and not out of happiness. I could see the sexist undertones and they hurt me. I love that you aren’t afraid to bring this disscusionn out in the open and reveal the truth that had never been told to me. I think all of us should know the truth and the whole truth. It is a deep unconscious fear in every Mormon and I think it would do us good to bring it out and finally deal with it. Ignoring it doesn’t help. I just wanted to say thank you. For a while I believed that God rally did think his sons were more important than his daughters, but I realize that that’s not the godI know. I know that he loves me. I haven’t lost my faith. I wad just wondering are you still lds? How had studying this affected your faith?

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  • Minderellah

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    I came to a different conclusion about section 132 but now I understand that I was only partially correct. You’re able to state the problem in a much nicer way that I can. I now understand how polygamy affected my entire life — and I’ve never even been married.

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