FLDS members openly engage in plural marriages. Most LDS members are not open about their plural marriages; they are closet bigamists.
How's that work? There are at least 2x as many LDS women as men?
I am not even vaguely an apologist for Mormonism, but I do believe in accuracy. And referring to the FLDS' extremist activity as "Mormon" without further explanation is unfair.
BTW, there are few Christian groups who come out spotless if we are going to start dredging up old evil practices. Admittedly the Mormon (LDS) misdeeds are more recent than most, but most Christian have engaged in atrocities and persecution or are descended from groups that did.
You HAVE to be kidding!!??
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
5157, Emma Smith is counseled (commanded) to be faithful and true; 5866, Laws governing the plurality of wives are set forth.
51 Verily, I say unto you: A commandment I give unto mine handmaid, Emma Smith, your wife, whom I have given unto you, that she stay herself and partake not of that which I commanded you to offer unto her; for I did it, saith the Lord, to aprove you all, as I did Abraham, and that I might require an offering at your hand, by covenant and sacrifice.
52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, areceive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed, saith the Lord God.
53 For I am the Lord thy God, and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my servant Joseph that he shall be made ruler over many things; for he hath been afaithful over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen him.
55 But if she will not abide this commandment, then shall my servant Joseph do all things for her, even as he hath said; and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an ahundredfold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of beternal lives in the eternal worlds.