What did Mormons practice polyamy

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the “Mormon” church) practiced polygamy from about 1840 to 1890.They believed that God commanded them to do so at the time.Perhaps about 50% of Mormon men at that time had more than one wife.Most men practicing polygamy had two wives – oftentimes one of these wives was a widow, a divorcee, or barren.A very small percentage of Mormon men had more than two wives.

Those claiming to be “Mormon Polygamists” today actually have no affiliation with the mainstream Mormon church.They belong to offshoot groups that broke from the Mormon church when it banned polygamy in 1890.

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