It seems like a real generalization that was meant to be able to be avoided when convenient

It seems like a real generalization that was meant to be able to be avoided when convenient

His point is very telling – he frames his answer first in terms of the civil illegality of people obtaining more than one state-issued marriage license.

Namely, “[Illegal aliens] are not members of this Church

“The Church, of course, has no jurisdiction whatever in this matter,” he says – to wipe his hands of the matter.

Yet – as if realizing the loophole he might have just opened up for members in nations that do not outlaw plural marriages, as well as any who might try to skip state-authorization for a plural union [thus rendering the additional spouse fully legal] – he makes sure to add:

“Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.”

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