We have over the years written a number of blog posts about polygamy in the Mormon Lady. When now the DN, Aftonbladet, Metro etc in Sweden and other newspapers abroad suddenly make it sound as though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has withheld information and / or not recognized information about Joseph Smith's polygamy so I would argue that it is not true. If you read the standard works of the Church Doctrine and Covenants that are short and sweet, where about polygamy. Here we are in the initial, summary text of the chapter read as follows:
Revelation given through Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, Illinois, recorded on July 12 1843, regarding the new and everlasting covenant, which include marriage union eternal nature and also a plurality of wives (History of the Church, 5: 501-507). Although the revelation was recorded 1843 it is clear from the historical records that Prophet then 1831 had known the teachings and principles of this revelation contains.1-6: Exaltation achieved by the new and everlasting covenant; 7-14: The conditions and terms of this covenant is made; 15-20: Celestial marriage and a continuation of the family makes it possible for humans to become gods; 21-25: The strait and narrow path leading to eternal life; 26-27: Act concerning blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is given; 28-39: Promises of eternal increase and exaltation given to prophets and saints in all ages; 40-47: The power to bind and seal on earth and in heaven given to Joseph Smith; 48-50 Lord seals upon him his exaltation; 51-57: Emma Smith advised to be faithful and true; 58-66: Laws regarding several wives produced. Source: http://scriptures.lds.org/sv/dc/132
Although the information has not been previously on the Church's official website, it does not mean that it has been the official. Church's official daily newspaper Deseret News wrote about Joseph Smith's polygamy in several years. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700150651/DNA-solves-a-Joseph-Smith-mystery.html On Mormon Lady, we also have discussed earlier Joseph Smith's polygamy.http: //mormonlady.com/2012/01/11/dna-loser-ett-mysterium-med-joseph-smith/ FAIR has had conferences about Joseph Smith's polygamy several years back in time. 2008 was blah following statement:
We know of all the children from the relationship with Emma, but where are the ones born from other women? There are Several statements That are floating around thathave been recorded, even Several years after Joseph Smith's death, suggesting the Possibility That so and so could have been a biological child of the Prophet from a polygamous relationship, but no one Could ever confirm any of Them.http://www.fairmormon.org/perspectives/fair-conferences/2008-fair-conference/2008-joseph-smith-dna-revealed-new-clues-from-the-prophets-genes
The question of Joseph Smith's any sexual relations with his many wives've got until the DNA came to be applied not so many years ago, only been a source of speculation. Today we can say that Joseph Smith, who got 9 children with his wife, Emma, does not seem to have left no genetic trace in the form of seed for some of the approximately 40 wives he had. Something that may seem strange considering that the pill was pure science fiction on the 1830's and that the condom first began to come into use in the United States around the 1850's.
Maybe I need to check up on Martin Luther's view that disabled people should be killed and that he hated Jews are on the Swedish Church's official website ... ..hm ...... Maybe it's not official yet !!!