Polygamy was created by the founder of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith. He wanted to have sex with a young girl in the community so he created a story about the wife of a couple dying and going to heaven. When her husband remarries and then the new couple both die, in heaven the man has multiple wives. This history is reported in the book, No Man Knows My History, The Life of Joseph Smith by Fawn Brodie.

Polygamy results in one man marrying multiple women. Young men in the polygamous community must compete with the single husband for wives so young men are forced to leave the community.

In the polygamous community, Colorado City, AZ, teenage boys are driven to Salt Lake and abandoned on the streets.

Comments

Add comment

Login or register to post comments

Come Cruise with Thom Hartmann in July 2020

Join me for an exciting Bermuda getaway aboard Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary and destination-focused cruise line. Set sail on the reimagined Insignia for 7 nights beginning July 25th 2020. Take advantage of Oceania Cruises’ OLife Choice promotion, where you can choose shore excursions, a beverage package, or onboard credit – Oceania Cruises also includes Wifi! You'll also receive complimentary gratuities, a $50 onboard credit and two exclusive cocktail parties. Did I mention we are planning special onboard events with yours truly? Prices start at $1199.

Reserve your stateroom today by contacting Keene Luxury Travel, and mention the Thom Hartmann Group 800.856.1155

or go to https://www.keeneluxurytravel.com/th-bermuda/default.asp

"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.