Update: Brett’s post is no longer available.
I also feel compelled to share my testimony on the topic. It is short and sweet. Joseph Smith is not, and never was, an adulterer. How do I know this? I am not a scriptorian, nor a church history expert. I don’t think I’ve ever even sniffed a primary source document. However, that is not the only way one can know things.
I have never had a waking vision of anything, but I have “seen” things, and I have had visitors. I rarely share these things outside my family. One of those visitors was Joseph. He told me during that visit that, “I am not an adulterer”. I take him at his word.
Now, you can choose to believe whatever version of history you choose to. As for me, I now realize that Joseph shared that with me for a reason – that I could share it with you. I regret that it took me 2 months to do it. In the spirit, then, of defending one who is not here to defend himself, I repeat: Joseph visited me in the spirit and told me directly, “I am not an adulterer”.
I testify that the words I have written are true, and I do so in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ.