The Mormon Menace

The Confessions of John Doyle Lee, Danite

Author: John Doyle Lee
Co-author: Alfred Henry Lewis
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 101,411 / 278 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,072
Added to site: 2007.11.18
mnybks.net#: 19092
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, History
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An official assassin of the Mormon Church under the late Brigham Young.

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" to the effect that polygamy might be abandoned. They none the less kept the Mormon mind in leash for its revival. The men were still taught subjection; the women were still told that wifehood and motherhood were their two great stepping-stones in crossing to the heavenly shore, missing which they would be swept away. Meanwhile, and in secret, those same heads of the Church - Smith, the President, Cluff, the head of the Mormon College, Tanner, chief of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association - took unto themselves plural wives by way of setting an example and to keep the practical fires of polygamy alive.

True, these criminals ran risks, and took what President Smith in his recent testimony, when telling of his own quintette of helpmeets, called "the chances of the law." To lower these risks, and diminish them to a point where in truth they would be no risks, the Mormon Church, under the lead of its bigamous President several years rearward, became a political machine. It looked over the future

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