Convicted polygamist leader hospitalized in Texas

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  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Aug. 30, 2011 4:38 a.m.

    "the main one being Woodruff's answer to his prayers to the Lord."

    Revelations? or obvious, necessary choices?

    I guess that depends on one's frame of reference.

    But, to the common gentile it would appear that.....

    The end to polygamy was pretty much the only choice given pressure from the US and the desire to become a state.

    The end to the exclusion of blacks in the priesthood only came after public outcry and pressure.

    These two "biggies" would seem much more like revelation had they come far in advance of the public pressure.

    They seem to be just a reasonable and necessary response to the current situation.

    Are you open to that possibility?

  • Brother Paul Livermore, CA
    Aug. 29, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    In this version of this story, the author says that Polygamy was given up as a condition for Utah "statehood".

    I really wish that the National press reporters would be More Careful before over-simplifiying as issue as complex as Polygamy in early Utah history.

    The "statehood" issue was just a factor in the decision to stop polygamy.
    In a number of cases polygamy wasn't working so well. People were in prison
    over the issue and Wilford Woodruff was pleading to the Lord over a period of time as to what to do?

    The (big Utah based) mainstream Church did stop the practice of polygamy because of Many factors, the main one being Woodruff's answer to his prayers to the Lord.

    "Statehood" was only a factor!!

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    I'll bet he hasn't been feeling well. Apparently things did not go according to Warren's ultimate plan.
    What was Plan B?