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Dear Gramps,

I was reading a response of yours about the law of polygamy being no longer practiced today. My father who has recently left the Mormon Church begs to differ. He says that the Church loves to claim that, but in reality the man can divorce and remarry so he is now technically sealed to two women and when that wife dies he can be sealed to another so now he has three wives and so on. What is your advice to the theory that we don’t practice polygamy?

Tyra

 

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Dear Tyra,

Although he is your father, the fact that he has left the Mormon Church demonstrates the anti-Mormon bias that he has. His argument is so fallacious that it does not really deserve an answer. But I will walk you through it anyway. Now see if you can follow me through on this. If a man marries and his wife dies, and then he marries another person, your father is calling him a polygamist? Polygamy is the practice of having more that one wife AT THE SAME TIME! Get it?

Plural wives in eternity never was an issue. And the world concept of polygamy is for this life only. Having plural wives in eternity has never been in dispute and has never been denied.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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