“as all the ordinances of the gospel Administered by the world since the Aposticy of the Church was illegal, in like manner was the marriage Cerimony illegal and all the world who had been begotton through the illegal marriage were Bastards not sons”
-Orson Pratt, quoted in Kenney, Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, 3:260.*
Hold that quote in your head. We’ll be coming back to it.