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Secular Polygamy was rejected under the gun The Salt Lake Tribune, USA, Mar. 14, 2004

Despite a century of efforts to distance itself from polygamy, the notion of multiple wives clings to the LDS Church in the popular mind.

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That’s because it was once at the heart of Mormon identity — defended from the pulpit, in the courtroom and in Congress. Latter-day Saint leaders forsook the practice only after draconian anti-polygamy measures by the U.S. government left them believing their very survival was at risk.

Books

Secular Under the Banner of Heaven : A Story of Violent Faith (Contra) by Jon Krakauer. Deals primarily with the FLDS, but also addresses other fundamentalist sects of Mormonism

See Also

Apologetics Index research resource FLDS – the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ, the largest of Mormonism’s fundamentalist sects.
Apologetics Index research resource Fundamentalist sects of Mormonism
Apologetics Index research resource Polygamy
Apologetics Index research resource Polygamy: doctrine and history – How Polygamy went from being a “most holy and important doctrine” to being rejected – sort of – by the Mormon Church.

Web Sites

Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox Christianity Mormon Fundamentalism Good overview of the history and beliefs of Mormon Fundamentalism. The site’s publisher is a Mormon Fundamentalist.
Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox Christianity MormonFundamentalism.com “This site is dedicated to providing a historical and doctrinal examination of the teachings and doctrines of Mormon Fundamentalism. The most prominent difference between Mormon fundamentalists and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the “Mormon Church”) is the practice of plural marriage or polygamy.”. The site is published by a member of the Mormon Church.

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