But it didn't stop there. The LDS Church had almost all property taken away from them, including their temples. That was the breaking point. They had withstood men and women (yes women) being hunted down by federal authorities and thrown into prison. They had withstood the breakup of families and children of plural wives being officially declared illegitimate. They had withstood their voting rights being taken away from them for even believing in plural marriage. But when their temples were threatened to not only be confiscated but closed down -- thereby not giving them a place to practice their sacred ceremonies and saving ordinances, that's when they gave in.
So, was that really a great American example? I don't think so. I don't agree w