Firstly being that a uniform dress discourages fellow wives from feeling jealous of each other.Secondly, it prevents men who aren't your husband from throwing lustful glares.Based off of a census of those two areas, the population looks to be approximately 7,547.However, since the church has other outposts in Colorado, South Dakota, Texas and British Columbia, that number could be much higher.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.Why their clothing's restricted: According to some, there are a few practical polygamy reasons.All that being said, here are some things you may not have known about the FLDS community before.How it came to be: Upon his father's death in 2002, Warren succeeded him as the leader and prophet of the church.*He's serving life in prison as a result of being an accomplice in the rapes of a 12 year old and 15-year-old girl.
How it came to be: It's not because they all want to be princesses, it's because they plan to use their hair to wash Christ's feet during the Second Coming. No, the FLDS followers can't wear red because that's Jesus's fave color.
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.
How it came to be: You may remember devout Mormon Mitt Romney saying that he'd never tried alcohol because, "It's a religious thing.
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.
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.