An article on salon.com cites Mormonwiki as a source? Really? Really?The evil faction, the Lamanites, eventually killed off their righteous brethren and were punished with brown skins, becoming the forebears of Native Americans.
Why is it so hard for so many journalists to get this right? The Lamanites were not cursed with a dark skin for genocide on the Nephites. They were cursed with a dark skin because they rejected Protestantism circa six hundred years before Christ.The LDS Church, the dominant sect of the Mormon religion, supports polygamy or plural marriage only where it is allowed by law.
Where is she getting this?http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?l ... 82620aRCRDIn obedience to direction from God, Latter-day Saints followed this practice for about 50 years during the 1800s but officially ceased the practice of such marriages after the Manifesto was issued by President Woodruff in 1890. Since that time, plural marriage has not been approved by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and any member adopting this practice is subject to losing his or her membership in the Church.