The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) is a radical sect that branched off from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They initially splintered off when the Mormon church renounced polygamy. The FLDS believes this practice is an integral part of its religion. Women who want to leave the Church have been held against their will, leading some to call the sect a cult.
The FLDS has been a controversial topic for quite some time now, led down a dark path by their former leader, Warren Jeffs, who is currently serving life in prison after being convicted of two counts of child sexual assault. Jeffs also promoted and arranged marriages within families, which can lead to genetic diseases. He considers himself a prophet and is still trying to lead the church from prison.
The FLDS is so secretive that it can be difficult to learn about. But several former followers who escaped have opened up about FLDS practices and what it's like living in a religious community that does everything in its power to keep outsiders at bay and followers from leaving.
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