( For the next fifty years the practice of plural marriage was considered essential to attain godhood. Rome became the mistress of the world, and introduced this order of monogamy wherever her sway was acknowledged. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, magistrates in honoring, obeying and sustaining the law. For other examples of Hinckley's prevarication see [link]). First, he failed to explain why section 132 is still contained in their scriptures if it does not represent doctrine.
Brigham Young, second president of the LDS Church, declared "The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy" (, August 6, 1862, Brigham Young stated: Monogamy, or restrictions by law to one wife, is no part of the economy of heaven among men. Thus this monogamic order of marriage, so esteemed by modern Christians as a holy sacrament and divine institution, is nothing but a system established by a set of robbers. And second, his statement that they don't practice polygamy today because it is illegal contradicts the fact that it was illegal to practice plural marriage when Joseph Smith introduced the teaching, and was the reason why Utah was denied statehood until 1896 (see #97 Messenger, Plural Marriage Illegal).
He, in fact, wrote a poem in which he reflected that his second wife, Joan, would join his first wife, Fern, as his eternal wives: , p.In time, we had three daughters together, which gave us a blended family of seven children. Not only will she accept you, she will put her arms around you and thank you for raising her children" (Jake Garn, , 13).Family members need not worry about the sealing situation of blended families as it might be in the next life.Two years later—a year and a half ago—I married [in the LDS temple] Kristen Mc Main, the eternal companion who now stands at my side. Living Men — If a husband and wife have been sealed and the wife dies, the man may have another woman sealed to him if she is not already sealed. In my case I wrote to several friends and relatives who understood my circumstances and told them of my desires to remarry. Former Utah senator Jake Garn was reluctant to remarry following the death of his first wife, Hazel, in 1976, but he soon realized that he could not be both a father and a mother to his children.(Dallin Oaks, "Timing," speech delivered at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, January 29, 2002, [link]) I know that when my grandfather remarried after the death of my grandmother, the family certainly believed that the new wife, sealed to him in the temple, would be an equal wife with my grandmother in heaven. I asked them if they knew of anyone who would be willing to consider becoming a mother to three children and a wife to a Church district president and banker in South America with many demands on his time. When he began dating Kathleen Brewerton, who would become his second wife, questions soon arose about how his first wife would feel should he become sealed to a second wife.Even though Joseph Smith had already married several women, he did not dictate his famous revelation on eternal marriage and polygamy until 1843 ( on Smith's polygamy we read: In identifying 33 well-documented wives of [Joseph] Smith — other researchers have placed the figure as high as 48 — Compton found that in the case of 11 women, Smith's polygamy was polyandrous.