Was Joseph Smith a Moral Relativist?

Today in sacrament meeting one of the speakers gave a talk on the subject of “truth and tolerance.” After quoting parts of Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ sermon on the same subject, the speaker, following Elder Oaks’ cue, condemned moral relativism and stressed the importance of obeying God’s commandments. During the speaker’s talk I was reminded … Read more

Drink Deep: Resources on Early Mormon Plural Marriage

Look, we can’t kid ourselves or others by pretending this never happened. It happened, but there’s no reason to freak out about it. The early Mormon practice of plural marriage is one of the most controversial legacies of Mormonism. Understandably, many people, including members of the Church, are often troubled by what they hear are … Read more