Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Elder Marlin K. Jensen responds to NYT article about LDS polygamy

There has been some discussion about a New York Times article that sought to draw parallels between FLDS culture and the practice of polygamy in the earlier years of the LDS Church. Elder Marlin K. Jensen, the Church's historian, wrote a very clear rebuttal to the NYT article. It's well worth the read.

You can also read a summary of the articles here.

1 comment:

djinn said...

Many Mormon Polygamous wives (actually polygynous, but what's proper spelling between friends) were, in essence single mothers. So, they had to be strong to make the money to support their offspring.