Parley Pratt is moving to Utah and the “Truth Restored”
A descendant of Parley Pratt got a judge to allow him to have his ancestor disintered from his burial place in Arkansas and reintered in Utah, surrounded by his polygamist wives. This is kind of interesting just because it’s digging up a body (especially in light of the whole belief in resurrection – apparently Parley isn’t a “morning of the first resurrection” kind of guy). But there is also mention in the story of why Pratt was buried in Arkansas in the first place – he was hunted down by the husband of his 12th wife and killed (the claim is that Pratt seduced her and she was still married). This story also mentions the possible connection to Mountain Meadows, though many, including Jan Shipps, believe that is a little tenuous.
Another intriguing story… The LDS religion has embarked on a new ad campaign, touting the “Truth Restored.” Of course these are just ads, but I kind of started to think that maybe, just maybe, the LDS religion would start easing off on the whole “we are the sole arbiters of truth” claim. It is, of course, their prerogative to do whatever they want, but this does lead to the type of disenchantment so heavily discussed on this site over the last couple of weeks.