On June 26, Rock Waterman posted a witty, but to-the-point, essay entitled, “Why I’m Abandoning Polygamy.” His reason? Ostensibly Joseph Smith did not practice plural marriage. After publishing my trilogy on the topic, this article was brought to my attention and I was compelled to respond. I also sent Brother Waterman a free set of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: History and Theology.
Rumor has it that he has reviewed the volumes but remains unconvinced, which raises my eyebrows. It is not the first time someone has disagreed with me, and I respect that right (but my eyebrows are still really raised). If he or anyone sharing his views would like to do a blog on the topic (point and counterpoint), please let me know.
To read my response to Rock Waterman’s “Why I’m Abandoning Polygamy,” Click here.