Again read the evidence first hand most of it and most of it from LDS members who helped him have cordial visits with these women he was married to. That prove he hat intercourse with many of these women. You will need a week to through all of it I will be here when you get back from doing your homework.<quoted text>
First, Smith never preformed a "legal" marriage to any woman. Therefore his 'marriages' to these women were about as legal as you marrying yourself to your favourite room.
Smith was only legally married to one woman. That is why he was never arrested for bigamy. If you read the history of Smith during his polygamous years, you will note he was taken to courts for almost any charge he could be charged with except bigamy. There was no proof he was married to any one but Emma. And not a single wife had a child to be used to prove adultery and proof bigamy took place.
I don't know about you, but I like evidence. Did Smith commit bigamy by the act of intercourse which produced one or more children to prove beyond doubt he was a bigamist? No. Thirty plus women in three years and not a single one can be proved to have had even an abortion or a still born infant. Yet Smith and Emma kept popping out the kids with no problem. Yet in a three year period with having sex with over thirty women for probably hundreds of times and he doesn't score a single solitary kid.
Yet his elders he gave permission to have multiple wives, they were having still born deaths and living children while Smith was alive.
I guess by your logic, we could just lamely say Smith choose the wrong 30+ women because he sure the heck wasn't infertile.
Oh, and then get this one. This is a real gasser! So Smith dies and most all his wives remarry legally and illegally and suddenly miracles of miracles, with their new husband they start popping out kids left and right! Three years with Smith and 30 women remain childless. After being married a year to their new husband and they just start popping out the kids.
Yeah, only an idiot would believe that just maybe Smith married those wives for something else besides sex :)
NOW since when did it matter to the LDS whether these marriages were legal under US LAW, again if we are to take your pseudo logic to its natural conclusion then not one temple marriage is valid or real because the US government does not consider them a legal marriage. So you can't have your cake and it too. What matters is the LDS of his day believed they were marriages before God as did J.S>, YOU not only make straw men arguments you are now pulling at straws in a desperate attempt to hold on to that which you know is a lie.
Truth Matters LDS are not Christian the Bible tells us so.