Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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  • Personal Narrative: My Mission

    It was a typical warm and humid day in central Florida. There was a storm for-cast as usual, there was never a day without one. I sat there in my Mission President’s office waiting for my appointment with him. I had just gotten examined by the mission nurse and things were not looking good for my case of staying on my mission. My diagnosis was a severe case of Psoriasis, the most severe that the Missionary Department in Salt Lake City had ever seen in all the years of operation. Approximately…

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  • The Influence Of Joseph Smith's Second Great Awakening

    in turn, compelling him to believe he was needed for significant religious duties. Joseph Smith’s Church of Christ had many beliefs outside the norm and practiced many ideas that were not considered acceptable by conventional society. This is why Mormons were highly disliked by non-Mormons and was the very reason this situation affected the development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Despite these unorthodox beliefs and practices, Joseph Smith was very successful in…

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  • Ex-Mormon Marriage Case Study

    I think that something a lot of ex-Mormons struggle with is realizing that yes, the LDS church can do some good. No organization is entirely good or entirely bad. And while I'm not going to be running to rejoin the church, its welfare model - which is community oriented and offers a strong sense of accountability - is worth looking at. Beyond that, a lot of what McArdle gets right are uncomfortable topics that people wish to avoid, as discussing them can get one labeled misogynist or racist. The…

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  • Latter Day Cult Leaders Research Paper

    It is a little ironic, Jeffs would force these people to figure out a way to survive on their own, while their entire lives has been dictated by Jeffs himself. Although Warren Jeffs is behind bars, he is rumored to still be the leader of the Fundamentalist Mormons group (Biography Editors). As a result of his absence, the FLDS is now teaching the children that Warren Jeffs is the president of the United States (ABC…

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  • Mormon Polygamy

    Polygamy in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS) allegedly began in 1831 (Bennion 2011:23?). Mormon fundamentalists subscribe to the line of Mormon theology which was founded by Joseph Smith (Bennion 2011:23). It includes traditional gender role beliefs, religious communalism, and polygamy. However, many “mainstream Mormons” aspire to distance themselves from polygamy. In North America alone, polygamy is practiced by between 38,000 and 60,00 persons, despite…

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  • Escape Carolyn Jessop

    “Escape” is another great book that was hard to put down. Although hard to read, this is a first- person account of life inside the world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the derivative of the Mormon Church. This community is prominent along the Utah - Arizona border. This book gives a thrilling account of one woman’s courageous flight to freedom along with her eight children. It's hard to read because Carolyn Jessop’s story is one of non-stop abuse, from…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Polygamy

    Polygamy is one of the most thought about and controversial issues in this day in age. It’s specifically controversial in religions that do not practice polygamy, but still notorious in religious where it once was practiced like in Islam and Mormon societies. These two religious groups are very controversial due to their history and societies acceptance of them. Mormons and Islamic people are subjected to a lot of criticism in today’s society. In order to fully understand their arguments, you…

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  • Polygamy Case

    some of them are also underaged mothers and a victim of sexual assault. Due to the lack of insufficient evidence children were brought back to the ranch and put back into extreme danger of being abused again. Many that disagree with the church of latter day saints said that underage “girls are forced into “spiritual marriages” with older men and sexually abused”. The polygamist sect leaders are denying the fact they’re sexual abusing children, but us on the outside of that polygamous community…

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  • Religious Discrimination Research Paper

    “In a civilized society, diversity in religious orientation should be the reason for celebration, not the cause for hatred and differentiation” (Abhijit Naskar). This quote stated by one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons and best-selling authors speaks the nothing but the truth. However, based on this current age, this quote is not one that is followed. Religious discrimination started long before today, examples of this are the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, European Colonization and…

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  • Who Killed Brenda And Erica Lafferty Analysis

    psychological history, anthropological being family, culture, and religion, and lastly sociological, which was how the Mormons and Mormons Fundamentalists was developed, structured and functioned within the society. While Brenda, Claudine Lafferty, and Bernard Brady do not bear responsible, Dan, Ron, and Allen Lafferty, Joseph Smith, the Mormon and Mormon Fundamentalist religion and culture have a higher degree of responsibility due to knowing about the removal revelation which Ron received and…

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