thread: 2007-02-13 : Exorcism

On 2007-02-13, Matt Kimball wrote:

On the subject of fourteen year old wives and people not being aware of them, I am sometimes fond of pointing out to my (Mormon) father that my great-great-grandfather, his great-grandfather, gave away his fourteen year old daughter to Joseph Smith as a wife, particularly when he plays the old "we can't judge early Mormon polygamy by our modern standards" card.  He will be taken aback, and ask for a reference, and say, "Where did you read that?  On the Internet?"

And I'm like, "The internets wouldn't lie to me, would they?"  But, of course, it's just conversation fodder, so I don't run to the nearest reference library to provide him a proper citation.


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