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Joseph Smith and polyandry
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Joseph Smith and polyandryJoseph Smith was sealed to women who were married to men who were still living. Some of these men were even active members of the Church. John C. Bennett, some have charged that Joseph would send men on missions in order to marry their wives. Does this claim match the historical evidence?
Why weren't Joseph's polyandrous wives "destroyed" as specified in Doctrine and Covenants 132 verse 63Summary: Doctrine and Covenants 132:63 states, "But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused, shall be with another man, she has committed adultery, and shall be destroyed." Since Joseph Smith was sealed to the wives of other men, why were they not "destroyed?"
- Kathryn M. Daynes, More Wives than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840–1910 (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2001), 29. ISBN 0252026810.