For our LDS (Mormon) friends in Christ.

Sometimes the Catholic Church comes under misrepresentation and for the LDS Church - the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints can also be confused with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). The latter group are the largest practitioners of plural marriage. See
Some information I got from Wikepedia -

The FLDS Church emerged in the early twentieth century when its founding members left The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The split occurred largely because of the LDS Church's renunciation of polygamy and its decision to excommunicate practitioners of plural marriage.

Prior to November 20, 2007, the church was being led by Warren Jeffs, who succeeded his father, Rulon Jeffs, in 2002. For nearly two years, Warren Jeffs had been wanted on sex-crimes charges. From May 2006 until his arrest in August 2006, he was on the FBI's Ten Most-Wanted List.[13] On September 25, 2007, Jeffs was found guilty of two counts of being an accomplice to rape[14][15] and was sentenced to ten years to life in prison.[16]

On November 20, 2007, after the conviction of Warren Jeffs, attorneys for Jeffs released the following statement: "Mr. Jeffs resigned as President of the Corporation of the President of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Inc."[6] This statement does not address his position as prophet of the church, but merely addressed his resignation from his fiduciary post as president of the corporation belonging to the FLDS Church. According to a Salt Lake Tribune telephone transcript, there is evidence that, when incarcerated, Warren Jeffs made statements naming William E. Jessop, a former first counselor, as his successor or, alternately, that Jeffs had told Jessop on January 24, 2007 that he had never been the rightful leader of the FLDS. Plural marriage and placement marriage:

The FLDS Church teaches the doctrine of plural marriage, which states that a man having multiple wives is ordained by God; the doctrine requires it in order for a man to receive the highest form of salvation. It is generally believed in the church that a man should have a minimum of three wives to fulfill this requirement.[43] Connected with this doctrine is patriarchal doctrine, the belief that wives are required to be subordinate to their husbands.

The church currently practices placement marriage, whereby a young woman of marriageable age is assigned a husband by revelation from God to the leader of the church, who is regarded as a prophet.[44] The prophet elects to take and give wives to and from men according to their worthiness. This is also called the law of placing.

Wikepedia also says:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) is not affiliated with the FLDS Church.[50] If members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints engage in polygamy, they are excommunicated. The FLDS church split away from the LDS church in the early 1900s, because polygamy had been banned from their practices. And in contrast women in the LDS take an active role in Church and the Church has played a major role in women's suffrage in the United States. Breaking with its history of polygamy, the church became a strong and public champion of monogamy and the nuclear family, and at times played a prominent role in political matters, including opposition to MX Peacekeeper missile bases in Utah and Nevada,[28] opposing the Equal Rights Amendment,[29] opposing legalized gambling,[30] support of bans on same-sex marriage,[31] and opposition to legalized physician-assisted death.[32] Apart from issues that it considers to be ones of morality, however, the church usually maintains a position of political neutrality. See

Because it accepts the New Testament as one of its sacred texts, the LDS Church shares much of its theology with Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and Protestantism. For example, the church teaches that Jesus is the divine son of God the Father, that he was born to the Virgin Mary.[34], that he lived a sinless life, that his suffering and crucifixion constituted an atonement for the sins of humanity, that he was resurrected,[10], that he ascended to heaven and sits there at the right hand of God the Father, and that there will be a Second Coming and Last Judgment. In addition, like many Christian faiths, the church teaches that faith, repentance, and baptism are requirements for salvation.[35] Other of the church's core teachings, circa 1842, are discussed in Articles of Faith (Latter Day Saints).


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