Now, the Mormon leaders exercise the most control over the lives of their congregants. Anybody can go to a local Mormon church, but to be able to enter a Mormon temple is quite the ordeal. (And the temple is where all the important stuff happens.) To get in, a Mormon must obtain a "temple recommend." For this, he faces a detailed interview by a bishop and must produce documentation such as tax returns that shows he has paid his tithes and whatever. He's also grilled on his personal life. And this recommend is no lifetime pass, either. Not sure how often it must be renewed; just glad I'm not part of it.