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Other than polygamy, what are some of the differences between LDS and FLDS?

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Asked by caitxrawks at 7:56 PM on May. 16, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • For one, the dress code:

    To LDS modest dress can be short sleeves or short or skirts going to about the knee.

    The FLDS, modest dress is covering all the way to the ankles and wrists. The ladies all wear dresses all the time too.


    Answer by mogencreative at 8:04 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • - FLDS condemn inter-racial marriages, the LDS church is just fine and happy with them.

    - membership of FLDS is 6-10 thousand, membership of LDS is over 12 million.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • flds is not part of the lds church one bit. this guy started it based on old religious beliefs that the lds used to do and transformed it. there are few like maybe the dress code that is similar but nothing about what the flds does is close to what the lds stands for. lds don't marry young girls and do not have more then one wife. at one time the lds church did this but to protect the women and children who had lost their husbands to murders for people or raged against them. women were not able to own land and if or when their husbands were killed they would loose their home and land. so the mormon men were asked to marry to help the women keep their homes and land. also since most men killed they were asked to multiply to replenish the men so new girls and women could have mates to marry. that is what i understand although i'm sure there is more. lds around a lot longer then flds by a hundred yrs. at least.

    Answer by melody77 at 10:01 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • the whole gospel is different for each.

    Answer by melody77 at 10:03 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • I don't trust secret societies of any kind. You are to let God have control not other people, and from what I have seen and read they control their followers.It brings to mind "Wolves in sheep's clothing."

    Answer by mo2a27 at 10:55 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • FLDS believe in the Adam-God theory, LDS do not
    FLDS do not like outsiders, LDS love outsiders
    FLDS prophet chooses who a person marries - LDS members choose who they want to marry FLDS members have low education level - around 60% of LDS members have at least a bachelor degree
    FLDS is completely closed off from the outside world - LDS church has a missionary program and reaches out to other churches and communities in humanitarian help
    FLDS members interact with pretty much only other FLDS members - LDS members are just normal every day people
    FLDS members have to run away to leave a marriage or to make their own decisions - LDS people do what they want
    FLDS believe in order to reach the highest level of heaven you have to have 3 wives - LDS do not

    I am sure there are many more differences, however the FLDS church does not go around sharing their beliefs so most of the known differences are the ones above

    Answer by soccerchik8287 at 11:04 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • also lds don't live in compounds or fenced society they live where ever they want.
    flds prophet is the only ruler when lds church has a whole organization of rulers such as the prophet and his counselors, the seventy, quorum of the 12, bishops, stake presidents, etc.
    lds is an organization flds is a cult.
    lds is not a secret society they pledge who they are at all times.
    lds has a whole world wide church where flds only appear to have just one in their little town.
    lds can use the internet it appears that flds can't. i have never come across an flds on here or any site.
    lds members are not brain washed.

    i think most people can see what the differences are. just cause they use part of the name lds does not make them anything like the true latter day saints.

    Answer by melody77 at 12:02 PM on May. 18, 2009

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