I mean, WOW.
I "met" Andy through his wife who would converse/debate with me on my Liberal Mormon That Could blog and then got to know him a smidge better through an online forum and then as a friend on Facebook.
I don't want to say more than that because I want this profile to remain as long as possible, but man. Nothing he said is untrue, but as we all know thanks to Elder Boyd K. Packer,
"Some things that are true aren't very useful."
and I think he would agree that Andy's response to the question Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?:
Mormons believe in strict obedience to our leaders. One of our highest leaders, a Prophet named the Prophet Ezra Taft Benson said, 'When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done. ... To think otherwise, without immediate repentance, may cost one his faith, may destroy his testimony, and leave him a stranger to the kingdom of God." Leaders in the 19th century told Mormons that they had to practice polygamy to get to Heaven, so they obeyed. Our leaders today tell us that we cannot practice polygamy or we will be kicked out of the church, so we obey. (emphasis added)...isn't necessarily useful. Or, at the very least, something we say anymore. At least people argued against it a few years ago to me. We're supposed to think for oursel--just...well, uhm. Yeah. Supposed to agree with the prophet.
Don't miss his rather astute (and aggravating) response to the issue regarding "equality" between men and women.
I'm still in a bit of shock this was accepted.
** Added 12/18/2010: You may have noticed Andy's profile has since been removed. As I am told, Andy has contacted the church for explanation but has received no answer. Nice.