Nick, Kate Kelly, and Alison discuss the LDS church’s recent press release claiming that the details of Joseph Smith’s polygamy are widely known and the membership’s backlash against people who are shocked by recent lds.org essays on the topic. They explore whether or not this information has been widely available and end up discussing the essays themselves.
Links & Resources
LDS Church’s Press Release – Church Provides Context for Recent Media Coverage on Gospel Topics Pages
New York Times – It’s Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives by Laurie Goodstein
SL Trib Op-ed – LDS Church should make clear Smith was wrong to take 14-year-old wife by Kristy Money
Feministing – The Mormon church admits its founder had 40 wives by Katie Halper
Feminist Mormon Housewives Podcast – Year of Polygamy