“Church officials could not provide The Huffington Post with a comprehensive list of Smith's wives. But historians have been able to learn quite a lot about the women by piecing together information from diaries and family histories. The church’s public affairs department directed HuffPost to Todd Compton, a Mormon researcher whose 1997 book In Sacred Loneliness compiles a list of 33 well-documented wives of Joseph Smith -- although the total number is likely as high as 40”.
Wat de zaak voor de Mormonen explosief maakt, is dat Smith er nogal wat jonge meisjes in zijn harem op nahield. Zou hij nu leven, was hij allang wegens pedofilie in de gevangenis gezet.
“The majority of Smith’s wives -- 11 out of the 33 documented by Compton -- were between the ages of 14 and 20 when they wed the prophet. About 55 percent were single at the time of marriage and were not allowed to enter civil marriages until Joseph Smith’s death. Another 33 percent were already in civil marriages to other men when they were sealed to the prophet. Although he may not have been intimate with his youngest bride or with the older ones, studies indicate that Smith had sex with at least some of his plural wives”.
Hier de 40 vrouwen van Joseph Smith – “a bomshell” – op CNN:
Overigens is deze video nog interessant. Een mormoon legt uit waarom er eigenlijk niets mis met de pedofilie van Joseph Smith.