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Smith regarded his fledgling church as a restoration of the “ancient principles” of Biblical prophets such as Abraham, who practised plural marriage.
He also authorised other Mormons to practice plural marriage, it said.
It would be unfair to say the activists, nearly all elderly Mormon women, are hateful.
But they are terrified and bewildered by what has happened in their state.
“Much of what you'll find in the essays on polygamy has been published in diverse sources and known among long-term and well-read members, historians and Church leaders for many years,” Mr Hawkins aid.
In Utah, the church drove through an amendment to the state’s constitution that banned gay marriage.
The Mormon founder Joseph Smith married as many as 40 women, including a 14-year-old girl, church leaders have acknowledged for the first time in a surprising revelation about their most important prophet.
The reality was apparently very different from that monogamous picture.
Their home territory of Utah was granted statehood as part of the deal, though some breakaway Mormon cults have continued the practice.
According to the essay, Smith was a reluctant polygamist but relented under the threats of an angel which “came with a drawn sword, threatening Joseph with destruction unless he went forward and obeyed the commandment fully”.