Re: [LDSgroups] Community of Christ scholar in France
- On Tue, 31 May 2011 13:33:15 -0700 amicus@... writes:
> <<The meal was very good, and there was wine on the table becauseMoreover the LDS church hasn't abandoned polygamy, though Wilford
> fundamentalist Mormons, unlike the U.S. LDS church, consume
> tea and coffee, the ban was in place in the U.S. since the LDS
> Church abandoned polygamy: it is not polygamy, which is then the
> identity marker of the U.S. LDS Church, but the dietary laws>>
> I was anaware that the polygamists / fundamentalists did not keep
Woodruff's "advice" was that members obey the law of the land on the
matter (though any number of people, including at least some General
Authorities, continued to live in plural marriage after the Manifesto).
And the Word of Wisdom predates the Manifesto; it indeed came from Joseph
Smith. Whether there was strict adherence to it prior to the Manifesto I
don't know (in my years of studying the church I didn't see anything to
indicate that any tightening of compliance related to the issuing of the
Manifesto; what may have come out on the subject since 1997, when I moved
to other areas of endeavor, I don't know), but it certainly existed long
before Woodruff's "advice."
Robert McKay (goffscalifornia@...)
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- As a "Fundamentalists" I think it is pertinent to point out that it is not that we do not follow the Word of Wisdom, it is just that some "Fundamentalists" follow it as it is written "not by commandment or constraint, but as a word of wisdom". I know many "Fundamentalists" who live the WoW very strictly.
Brenden (an Australian Fundamentalist)