Smith also began to experiment with the economic doctrine of the church. Under the Law of Consecration and Stewardship Mormons’ property and possessions wer... ... middle of paper ... ...d abuses of political and religious power. Only a single issue was published before Smith ordered the Expositor’s printing press to be destroyed (Reeve and Parshall 17). The act of destroying the Nauvoo Expositor angered the already hostile non-Mormons in Carthage, and a warrant for Smith’s arrest was issued for disturbing the peace. Smith and his brother Hyrum were arrested and brought to Carthage.
If a woman who is sealed in the temple is widowed, she not allowed to be resealed: only a man is allowed a plurality of spouses. Before the founding and organizing of the LDS church and introduction of polygamy, Joseph Smith received bitter persecution. He was tarred and feathered by a mob, but this was nothing compared to the treatment the saints received when their practice of polygamy became well known (Arrington JS 26-7). In order to escape the torture, Joseph Smith led one hundred and fifty or more saints from New York to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831 (Arrington JS 21). After living in harmony with the native Gentiles for several years, the town of Kirtland be... ... middle of paper ... ...e early and present members stronger by forcing them to defend their beliefs as Mormons (Roberts 5:294-300).
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For example, within schools the Supreme Court in the early sixties ruled against mandatory worship in public schools. Some believe the Court “kicked God out of the schools” but this was not the case. Instead it governed that neither politicians nor school officials, but parents, have the right to decide the religious teaching their child receives. Today, many religious leaders in America support the guaranteed separation of church and state established and protected by the Constitution. They say they do not want to see any religion favored by the government.
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