Books, 1997 Introduction. It is called Strengthening the Members Committee and spies on members of the church. ) To "sustain" in LDS parlance means to do what they say. Tanner explained that when he was forced to lie to protect himself or the church then the word he spoke (lies told to civil authorities under oath) had no binding power. However, Senator Reed Smoot knew differently. He smeared the sweat from his cheeks and quickly adjusted the spectacles on his nose. Roberts managed to expose both he and President Woodruff as deceivers at the same time. Something was being done. Then he sat carefully on a fallen trunk near the little cliff that fronted the lagoon; and the tangled reflections quivered over him.
In fact, he had sanctioned many marriages since the Manifesto. It is more likely that the number is closer to 20 - 30 percent. 254) These and other episodes in church history are virtually unknown to ordinary Mormons. Compare changes to current Book of Mormon version in 1 Nephi 11: 18, 21, 23, 40). ( An Intimate Chronicle,. Noyou're Sam" "I'm Sam" n I'm Eric." "We'd better all have names said Ralph, "so I'm Ralph." "We got most names said Piggy. Joseph Smith secretly married 17 year old Sarah Ann Whitney in August 1842 without Emma's knowledge or consent. Seven million citizens signed a petition demanding that Roberts be denied his seat and it was presented to Congress. It's difficult to measure because in order to retain one's status as a leader in the church, polygamy was a requirement.