The Apostolic United Brethren
) is a polygamous Mormon fundamentalist
church within the Latter Day Saint movement
. The sect is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(LDS Church). The AUB has had a temple
since the 1990s or earlier, and an Endowment house
since the early 1980s.
The title "Apostolic United Brethren" is not generally used by members, who prefer to call it "The Work", "The Priesthood", or "The Group". Those outside the faith sometimes refer to it as the "Allred Group" because two of its presidents shared that surname. Members of the AUB do not refer to their organization as a "church" and, unlike nearly all other Mormon fundamentalist groups, regard the LDS Church as a legitimate, if wayward and diminished, divine institution. The sect does not have any ties to other Churches of the Brethren
and associated groups.
The AUB also furnished a detailed description of their beliefs and practices in August 2009 to the Utah Attorney General's "Polygamy Primer" a copy of which can be read online booklet which is used to educate general public and social relief agencies to help those involved with similar groups.
As of 1998 there were approximately 10,000 members of the AUB, most in Utah
. The headquarters of the AUB is in Bluffdale, Utah
, where it has a chapel, a school, archives, and a sports... Read More