Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wilford Woodruff at 200

This month marks two hundred years since the birth of Wilfrod Woodruff, 4th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Woodruff (effectively) served in that office from 1887 to his death in 1898 (while on a fishing trip in California). President Woodruff presided over the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple, and issued the 1890 Manifesto which publicly announced that the Church had discontinued sodomizing polygamous marriages (however that practice was not effectively stamped out among members of church leadership until well into the following decade). President Woodruff is an interesting man, one of my favorite church presidents for his farsightedness and willingness to change. Now might be a good time to learn more about him.


At 11:21 PM, Blogger NateDredge said...

That should be solemizing, I certenly hope the Church wasn't sodomazing any polygamus marriages.


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