What is a kingdom in a Mormon church?
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) a kingdom could refer to a couple things.
First is the Kingdom of God. If someone references 'building the kingdom' or something similar, they are referring to the Kingdom of God. The Bible Dictionary, published by the Church, puts it this way, "Generally speaking, the the kingdom of God on the earth is the Church. It is a preparation for the greater kingdom-the celestial or kingdom of heaven. However, kingdom of heaven is sometimes used in scripture to mean the Church, meaning that the true church on the earth is the path to heaven, and is the kingdom of heaven on earth."
Second, the Kingdoms of Glory. Mormons believe that within heaven there are three 'kingdoms' or degrees. The highest of these is the Celestial Kingdom, followed by the Terrestrial and Telestial Kingdoms. There are different requirements to be admitted into each kingdom. You can learn about the kingdoms of glory at the "Related Link" below, it's too much to include here.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not keep individual statistics for Scotland. Scotland is included in the records for the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. According to their records, there were 186,814 baptized members of the Mormon Church in all of the United Kingdom as of January 1, 2010.
Although the early membership of the Mormon church briefly practiced polygamy, the Mormon church has not practiced this for well over a 100 years. There are polygamist living in or around the state of Utah, but these are not members of the Mormon church. Any member of the Mormon church who practices polygamy is excommunicated.
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' Church) does not have a mafia, and Mormon members are excommunicated from the Church if they are members of any mafia. The Church does have a security force at Church headquarters, which is somtimes nicknamed the "Mormon Mafia" due to their uniform, which more closely resembles a secret service member than a typical security guard.