Recently several books have been written revealing the pain and recovery by some individuals born to parents in the Fundamentalist Mormon sect. The book group I belonged to read one of them authored by the mountain climber John Krackhauer who had previously written a best seller Into Thin Air. (I unfortunately can't remember the title of his book about story of growing up in a Mormon family.)
Ever since a child, the Mormon faith has been a mystery to me. This feeling of mystery is shared by many others. In the 1980s my dad responded to the t.v. invitation to get your own free copy of The Book of Mormon just so he could try to gain his own understanding of how the hurtful practices of some sects derive from the Mormon text.
The cloud of cult mystery that shrouds Mormonism is one reason why the former governor of Massachusetts is having difficulty in his bid to be come the presidential nominee of the Republican party. This article in today's New York Times about the trial of a Mormon leader will not help much. At least it explains the difference between "mainstream" Mormonism and Fundamentalist Mormonism in broad strokes.