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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 87

The Rev. Dr. Newman

The Rev. Dr. Newman

had a discussion with Elder Heber, or Kimball, or some such person in Utah, whether the bible sustains polygamy, and the Mormons have printed that discussion as a campaign document. Read the order of Moses in the 3lst chapter of Numbers. A great many chapters I dare not read to you. They are too filthy. Read the 31st chapter of Exodus, the 31st chapter of Deuteronomy, the life of Abraham, and the life of David, and the life of Solomon, and then tell me that the bible does not uphold polygamy and concubinage!

Let them answer. Then I said that the bible upholds tyranny. Let me read you a little. "Let every soul be subject to the higher powers—the powers that be are ordained of God."

George III." was king by the grace of God, and then our fathers rose in rebellion; according to this doctrine, they rose against the power of God; and if they did, they were successful.

And so it goes on telling of all the cities that were destroyed, and of all the great-hearted men that they dashed their brains out, and all the little babes, and all the sweet women that they killed and plundered—all in the name of a most merciful God. Well, think of it!