During the early 1840's Mormon founder Joseph Smith deified heterosexuality when he introduced the doctrine of a Father and Mother in Heaven - a divine, actively heterosexual couple paradigmatic of earthly sexual relationships. Eugene Shoemaker recently posited: "the celestial abode of God is heterosexually formed". Smith also eternalized heterosexuality by extended opposite-sex marriages (heterogamy) into "time and all eternity" and multiplied heterosexuality through polygamy. Van Wagoner explains that Smith's "emphasis on procreation became the basis for the Mormon concept of humanity's progress to divinity.
All of Smith's...doctrinal innovations fell into place around this new teaching.
During an interview last week, Aloise denied all accusations, and claimed that his critics are politically motivated.
“The charges in my mind are designed to undermine the trust of the union,” Aloise said.
Smith explained that God was an exalted [heterosexual] man and that mortal existence was a testing ground for men to begin to progress toward exalted godhood.
Salvation became a family affair revolving around a husband whose plural wives and children were sealed to him for eternity under the 'new and everlasting covenant'."  Polygamy thus bound together all of Mormon theology and cosmology, while simultaneously defining early Mormon sexuality and setting Mormons off as a "peculiar people" - a separate and elite community of believers and practicants.
In doing so, it became apparent to me that Mormon women found that the intensity of female homosociality available in Mormon structures created a vital space in which they could explore passionate, romantic relationships with each other.
Candidate for International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) general president Fred Zuckerman appeared at Teamsters Local 251’s hall in East Providence with members of his Teamsters United slate, including former president of New York Local 804 and candidate for general secretary-treasurer Tim Sylvester, 2011 presidential candidate Sandy Pope, now running for an at-large vice president position, and Local 251 Principal Officer Matt Taibi, running for one of the Eastern Region vice presidential slots.
Zuckerman served as a grievance panel chair under President Carey and President Hoffa, and was the IBT Carhaul Director, until he broke with the Hoffa administration in 2008. Zuckerman is opposing Teamsters General President James P. “Jimmy” Hoffa, former general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
According to the Teamsters website, Hoffa worked in the 1960’s as Teamster laborer in Detroit and Alaska.
Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies. After Democrats took control of the House in 2007 following the 2006 election, Hastert chose not to seek the position of minority leader, resigned his House seat, and became a lobbyist at the firm of Dickstein Shapiro.
In May 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators.