Lying for the Lord - Mormon Deception Lying for the Lord, a continuing element of the culture of Mormonism
Documented evidence on Mormon Prevarication, Mormon Deception, and Lying for the Lord
Over 100 of the 152 examples of the deception of Mormon Church officials found documented in Ken Clark's damning article on "Lying for the Lord" as republished on MormonThink.com deal with the coverup and outright
lies about the practice of polygamy. Quite a number of the examples provided by Clark involve defamation and character assasination of truth tellers.
Mormon polygamy, including Joseph Smith's philandering, predated Joseph Smith's "revelations" justifying it and postdated Church manifestos and public
declarations that they had "abandoned it".
Ken Clark is a courageous
former Church Educational System Director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who became uncomfortable with the Church's established
practice of "Lying for the Lord". He resigned his employment and church membership in 2002.
In spite of the LDS Church's public attempts to distance
itself from polygamy, the doctrine of polygamy remains, to this day, an essential and inseparable element of Mormon doctrine on the subject of the Eternal Law of Marriage as documented in the canonized book of Mormon
Scripture, The Doctrine and Covenants. Records maintained by the Church to this very day document temple "sealings" of Eternal Marriages
involving multiple contemporaneous partners. Mormons believe that polygamy is an "Eternal Gospel Principle" and all candidates for "exaltation" in the
"Kingdom of God" are required to accept it as such.