This story first appeared on the Buffalo Beast.
A common response to criticisms of religion is that its adherents can sometimes do good things, even if it’s for irrational reasons. That’s fair enough, but at the same time it’s useful to remember that while some good can be mixed in with the bad, sometimes religions create institutions of pure evil. Here are a few of them:
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
You thought Mormons were sheltered human barnacles desperately clinging to a nostalgic vision of the past which never actually