Today we revisit our episode from a short time ago, “Handshakes and Drawn Swords”. We talk about the discussion that has ensued and rebuttals apologists have made that has come about because of it. While apologists argue this perspective is absurd, I argue that it still has a seat at the table.
Today’s episode deals with Section 132 of the D&C. We talk about the introduction of polygamy, the angel with the drawn sword, and Joseph’s adherence with the revelation. While Critics accuse Joseph Smith of creating section 132 to fulfill his sexual needs and while apologists proclaim the revelation is from God and that criticism should […]
We sit down with Brian Hales, LDS author of “Joseph Smith’s Polygamy” We ask him about the 11 occasions where Joseph was accused of sexual impropriety. We talk about how the majority of the accusations come very late, even decades after the death of the prophet. We talk about what the evidence is in each […]