T^E CONGRESS: Saints in the Senate


In Salt Lake City in 1890, snow-bearded Wilford Woodruff, then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, received a revelation from the Lord that the world was not yet ripe for the doctrine of plural marriage. Forthwith he banned it, ordered immediate excommunication of all Mormons who insisted on the full life, including polygamy. That obstacle at last removed, Utah was admitted to Statehood, although Reed Smoot, Mormon Senator, wasn't sure of his seat until after an exhaustive Senate investigation had disclosed that Mormons did not have two horns and a tail, as charged.

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