So he was porking a harem of already-married bitches and a 14 year-old, big deal. He said an ANGEL TOLD HIM TO DO IT, and we totes believe that shit!
From the all-new, official LDS doctrinal statement “Plural Marriage In Kurtland and Nauvoo“:
Plural marriage was difficult for all involved. For Joseph Smith’s wife Emma, it was an excruciating ordeal…
Emma likely did not know about all of Joseph’s sealings.
After Emma opposed plural marriage, Joseph was placed in an agonizing dilemma, forced to choose between the will of God and the will of his beloved Emma… Her decision to “receive not this law” permitted him to marry additional wives without her consent….
Most of those sealed to Joseph Smith were between 20 and 40 years of age at the time of their sealing to him. The oldest, Fanny Young, was 56 years old. The youngest was Helen Mar Kimball, daughter of Joseph’s close friends Heber C. and Vilate Murray Kimball, who was sealed to Joseph several months before her 15th birthday.