Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism , the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement started by Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the s. Most of these smaller groups eventually coalesced into the Community of Christ , and the term Mormon typically refers to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church , as today this branch is far larger than all the others combined. People who identify as Mormons may also be independently religious, secular and non-practicing, or belong to other denominations. Mormons have developed a strong sense of community that stems from their doctrine and history. One of the central doctrinal issues that defined Mormonism in the 19th century was the practice of plural marriage , a form of religious polygamy. Mormons dedicate significant time and resources to serving in their churches.
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Current and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials. From the age of 12 he was interviewed alone in a room by a bishop for what is known as a "worthiness interview". The Mormon Church is divided into wards, similar to parishes, with the bishop being the spiritual head of a local ward. The worthiness interviews, the church says, are designed to prepare children and teenagers spiritually and ensure they are obeying the commandments. They often start around a child's eighth birthday, when Mormon children are baptised, and then again at the age of
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She was speaking from the lectern, saying that God "did not mess up" when he "made me this way" — when the church leader abruptly cut her mic asking her to sit down. Norton edited the video. It brought love and solidarity to the girl.