Argument: Doctrines and Covenants Section 132 forces polygamy on followers with the threat of damnation

Issue Report: Polygamy

John R. Llewellyn, former polygamist. “Polygamy vs. common sense. Doctrine & Covenants Section 132”. Retrieved 4.24.08 – “Section 132 is a coercive, hypocritical commandment. It says, [paraphrased] you have your free agency, but if you don’t live plural marriage you will be damned. In the revelation, God told Emma, Joseph’s reluctant wife, give Joseph a bunch of virgins or I will destroy you. How’s that for intimidation?

I asked my daughter who is a plural wife, if polygamy was not a commandment would you still live it. It only took her a few seconds to say, “No, there wouldn’t be any need to.” In essence, my daughter is being coerced into becoming a plural wife by a bogus revelation, and unscrupulous men are exploiting the revelation for financial gain and power.

Section 132 in the hands of men like Tom Green, who have the morals of an ally cat, is like giving a bottle of whiskey to an alcoholic.”