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  • …our midst and on our very doorstep, as it were—it’s a shame and a disgrace that the Congress of these United States spends all its time talking about inconsequential financial matters that ought to be left to the Treasury Department, as I understand it, instead of arising in their might and passing a law that any one admitting he is a Mormon shall simply be deported and as it were kicked out of this free country in which we haven’t got any room for polygamy and the tyrannies of Satan.

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  • The mainstream Mormon Church renounced polygamy more than a century ago.
  • Polygamy is typically rare even in societies that permit it. However, there are exceptions. For example, in Senegal, nearly 47 percent of marriages are multiple.

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