His point is very telling – he frames his answer first in terms of the civil illegality of people obtaining more than one state-issued marriage license.
Namely, �[Illegal aliens] are not members of this Church
�The Church, of course, has no jurisdiction whatever in this matter,� he says – to wipe his hands of the matter.
Yet – as if realizing the loophole he might have just opened up for members in nations that do not outlaw plural marriages, as well as any who might try to skip state-authorization for a plural union [thus rendering the additional spouse fully legal] – he makes sure to add:
�Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.�
�More than a century ago God clearly revealed unto His prophet Wilford Woodruff that the practice of plural marriage should be discontinued, which means that it is now against the law of God.�
Oh, the �revelation� in which it states: To Whom It May Concern: Inasmuch as laws have been enacted by Congress forbidding plural marriages, which laws have been pronounced constitutional by the court of last resort, I hereby declare my intention to submit to those laws, and to use my influence with the members of the Church over which I preside to have them do likewise. What circular reasoning we have here. Continua..