Many polygamist compounds have coffee shops and even bars to drink at. How it came to be: Back in the early days of Mormonism, one of the original prophets, Brigham Young, taught that for certain sins you could shed your own blood for forgiveness. House of Representatives, and state and local races, they don't really vote for the president.However, he extended that beyond personal sacrifice, and also encouraged his followers to spill the blood of others who committed serious sins. If they did vote in the 2012 election, it was for Mitt Romney, obviously, but in general there were very few presidential votes cast.And way before that, some of the poly communities even held dances and socials to bring the community together.How it came to be: The practice of wearing prairie dresses and covering every inch of flesh didn't actually start until after a 1953 raid on the Colorado City compound.In terms of when polygamy was introduced, that goes way back to the founding of Mormonism.It started as early as the 1830s, when founder Joseph Smith started teaching the practice as a heavenly thing to do.Fun facts: Along with a minimum of three wives, in order to grant yourself a heavenly pass, all families must practice FLDS, marriages must be arranged by the prophet, and, at the end of your life, the prophet has to give his approval for you to enter heaven. How it came about: The prophet Rulon Jeffs, Warren Jeffs's father, made the phrase popular in the early '90s, and it meant to fill yourself with the Holy Spirit.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the FLDS community.I tasted a beer and tried a cigarette once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again."Even though a little nip may be against the LDS Mormon rules, it's not the same for the FLDS.The FLDS managed to split from the mainstream Mormon church before they began their strict enforcement of the faith's health code against alcohol, tobacco, tea and coffee.And before Warren Jeffs's incarceration, it was reported that he often preached a type of blood atonement that said you could kill a sinner in order to gain access to heaven. What this means: Here's something weird: While FLDS members in Colorado City cast plenty of votes for the U. Why the FLDS don't vote for the president: It might have something to do with the fact that they believe Warren Jeffs is the President of the United States.How it came to be: The good folks at The Salt Lake Tribune did a little digging and found that in Colorado City only 10.6 percent of the homes are owner occupied, compared to 70.4 percent for the state of Utah. Likely it's because the FLDS-created trust, the United Effort Plan, owns most of the properties.This isolation may due be in large part to the incarceration of the church's current leader and prophet, Warren Jeffs, who's serving a life sentence for being an accomplice in two rapes.