While much has been said about the heartache of plural wives living in 19th-century Mormonism, these unions could also bring happiness and unusual independence, according to a prominent religious scholar.

During a lecture Thursday before a packed house at the LDS Tabernacle, Kathleen Flake said that often only the negative side of polygamy is emphasized. Read more »

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Polygamy - A Cultural and Biblical Perspective

Posted on December 21st, 2000

Polygamy... sin, means of subsistence, special privilege or simply a practice as old as mankind?

Some church leaders strongly condemn polygamy as adultery; others believe that a polygamist cannot be a true Christian; still other non-Western church leaders point out that polygamy was accepted by God in the Old Testament and that there is nothing wrong with Christians today having more than one wife. Read more »

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Quote from Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Posted on December 12th, 1998

"In the polygamous society of the Bible, adultery is defined as sexual intercourse between a man (whether married or unmarried) and a woman married to someone else. In biblical times, most societies allowed men to marry more than one woman." Read more »

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