Episode 61: Polygamy and Abuse Intro

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  • lejarvis

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    Great comments. Finally someone sees and tells. Thankyou!

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  • Kelly

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    Thank you so much for putting to words what I felt. Thank you for having the courage to challenge This power/faith structure that supports and defends the abuse and future abuse of so many women. Just in my life, I know a woman who married a man she didn’t want to because her husband had a revelation that they should be together, and since he is the priesthood holder, his revelation trumps her thoughts, and since god was “silent” on the matter to her, she took his revelation as her own personal prophecy.

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  • Joy

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    Kristy,

    I am confused about one thing. You admit that Joseph was wrong in his behavior but then you say that “even though he was deeply, deeply flawed, God could still work through him.” Let’s create a scenario that elucidates what you say. Your married daughter comes to you and says that her husband is marrying women behind her back, then calling them “whores” if they don’t submit and claiming that an angel with a flaming sword is commanding him to do this, otherwise he will be killed.” Would you say to your daughter, “Oh, he is deeply, deeply, flawed but God is still working through him”? The kinds of “flaws” I see in the people around me that still have God working through them do not even approach the magnitude of the evil that you and Lindsay are revealing in this podcast. If Joseph did those things, I do not believe him to be capable of receiving God’s true messages.

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    • Don

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      That wasy exact question.

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  • loren

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    I agree with Joy I think you are still very much in denial about the magnitude of the wrong being committed by Joseph Smith the Lord Jesus Christ does not work through men who are that deeply flawed because if he did he could work through people like Brian David Mitchell

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  • River

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    I got a 404 on the previous episode. Is there another access point?

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  • Mary Anne Helms

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    Fascinating podcast…I wish these historical issues involving Mormon women could be explored in Relief Society, but Correlation among other reasons will probably prevent that from ever happening. Lindsay, thank you for the time, effort, and dedication that you have devoted in making this podcast available to your listeners. Will Episodes 59 and 60 be available in the future? I would enjoy hearing these episodes because they are very critical in continuing our understanding of polygamy.

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