Loyalty Oath

Title

Loyalty Oath

Description

This is an excerpt taken out of Ken Drigg's article “Twentieth-Century Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons in Southern Utah” from Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 24 (1991).
This is a copy of an oath which suspected polygamists were asked to sign under President Heber J. Grant's rule. It was intended to end all polygamist practices in the early 20th century. This is one of the most explicit ways in which the Church attempted to self-regulate their member's marital practices. There was no tolerance for polygamy at this point, and this demonstrates a further split between Church of Latter-Day Saints and more fundamental groups.

Creator

Church of Latter-Day Saints

Source

Driggs, Ken. “Twentieth-Century Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons in Southern Utah,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 24 (1991): 44-58. Accessed October 18, 2011, doi: https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V24N04_46.pdf.

Publisher

Truth Magazine

Date

1935

Date Available

1991

Date Created

1935

Contributor

Joseph Musser

Language

English

Original Format

paper

Files

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Collection

Citation

Church of Latter-Day Saints, “Loyalty Oath,” Inbetween Peoples, accessed November 18, 2018, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/212.