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Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Known most famously for its support of plural marriage (polygamy), the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), based on the revelations of Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr., encourages its female congregants to remain subservient to the men in their community. Though many female members of the FLDS subscribe to this belief system, others have rebelled against these traditional notions and have left the Church altogether.

Scholars like Stephen Singular, author of When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women Who Fought Back, draw special attention to Smith's revelations and passages of Mormon scripture which form the crux for the FLDS's views on women. Smith had a revelation in which he realized that to be granted ...

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