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    • The Human Element 34 2006, para. 9). The key word here is observable. Many practitioners overlook the fact that all aspects of a community are observable. And that they can refer back to humanities’ original roots in anthropology to gain a better...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 80 husband. Some of the young sister-wives even called her “Mom” for a while as they matured in their roles as wives and mothers. There are no relationships in monogamous culture that are the same as that of a sister-wife....
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 83 eight years old and was baptized that morning. On his lap was a journal that he had received as a baptismal present. Throughout the meeting, he kept meticulous notes of what the speakers said. When I mentioned this to one of...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 99 the pursuit of happiness. They wished to live their lives without interference or persecution. These goals pushed the people in the community to break down long-standing barriers and allow themselves to become...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 105 Levitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2005). Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (Revised and Expanded ed., pp. 163-188). New York, NY: William Morrow. Littlejohn, S. W., & Foss, K. A. (2011)....
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    • The Human Element 74 them to reflect on the situation, as well as their own lives, and grow together from the experience. In so doing they created a proper and fitting response to the situation. The greatest criticism that they received was in not...
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    • The Human Element 75 step in and assume that position. This was the case during the Trolley Square shooting. Certain individuals stepped in without any prompting at all and started taking control of the situation and organizing the chaos by...
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    • The Human Element 76 Another case in which the LDS culture manifested itself through its community members was during a natural disaster. The culture has taught them to always be prepared and to keep food storage that they could rely on, decreasing...
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    • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 113 Which category best describes your religious affiliation? # Answer Response % 1 Atheist 0 0% 2 Baptist 1 4% 3 Buddhist 1 4% 4 Catholic 7 26% 5 Episcopalian 0 0% 6 Judaism 0 0% 7 Lutheran 1 4% 8 Methodist 2 7% 9 Mormon 2...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 7 Chapter 1: Introduction and Rationale In mainstream America, conversations about “my first marriage” or “my second wife” are commonplace and would hardly be cause for pause. With the divorce rate in the United States...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 8 Since the incorporation of polygamy into the LDS Church’s faith in the 1830’s, there has been strong opposition to it. In the 1856 Republican Party convention (GOP convention of 1856, 1856), members of the Republican...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 10 headquarters of the FLDS Church. There are many reasons to study this small community, some of these include understanding their lifestyle, their beliefs, how they try to differentiate themselves from the often negative...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 11 Doctrine and Covenants in section 132, The Lord explained that the principle of plural marriage, as part of a “new and everlasting covenant” was an essential principle of salvation. As such, it was imperative for Joseph...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 12 members lived in relative peace as they established colonies throughout, what are today the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, and Nevada. As the borders of the United States expanded to include the Mormon...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 13 became the fourth president of the Church. In the LDS Church’s biannual General Conference in April of 1890, where leaders of the Church gathered to speak to the general Church members about issues relating to doctrine and...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 14 In the years following the Manifesto, mainstream Americans were skeptical of the reversal of the LDS Church’s position on polygamy. In fact, many LDS Church members were skeptical of the legitimacy of Wilford Woodruff’s...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 15 followers to remain full members of the LDS Church because they continued to believe that it was the proper organization of God’s kingdom on earth created by Joseph Smith. Before his death in 1934, Lorin Woolley called and...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 16 Heber J. Grant understood that he needed to receive the blessing of John W. Woolley but because of his jealousy and overinflated ego, was unwilling to accept that another person held a higher power than himself. Because...


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