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What do Christians believe? Show more Show less
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Of the world’s population of 7.8 billion, Christianity is the most widely practised religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. Next in popularity are 1.5 billion followers of Islam and 900 million Hindu. There are many beliefs that Christians have in common. There are however, not unsurprisingly, also many differences in the more than 21,000 Christian denominations.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Mormon Christians Show more Show less

There are over 16 million Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints – often called the Mormon church.
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LDS Politics and attitudes to equality

The LDS believes in the subservience of women to men within the traditional patriarchal system. Women are to be the primary caregivers, dress moderately, and submit to her husband's authority as he is the "head of the family."
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The Argument

The LDS is associated with very traditional family orientated beliefs in a firmly patriarchal system. They are firmly committed to traditional gender roles with women, who are expected to dress modestly and are always the primary caregiver. Texts from the Old Testament are quoted to justify a wife submitting to her husband’s authority in everything, from finances to where and when she worked. He was to be respected as head of the family, because this was “God’s plan.”[1] Divorce is rarely recognised because they believe that a marriage is sealed in the temple and a civil divorce does not unseal that. Abortion is allowed only for rape, incest, if the life of health of the mother in jeopardy or baby has defects making it unlikely to live. The rules around these social issues have seen some progress, albeit at glacial speed.

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  1. https://theconversation.com/evangelical-churches-believe-men-should-control-women-thats-why-they-breed-domestic-violence-127437
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