The doctrine that really gets other Christians offended on Mary's behalf is our belief in an embodied God. Mormons believe that God "has a body of flesh and bone". (D&C 130:22) You combine that belief with the belief that God is the literal father of Jesus Christ, and after putting two and two together and arriving at sex, other Christians have been morally outraged for decades. Why Mormons do not worship Mary Mormons believe that God lives not on a planet called Kolob, but they do believe that He lives near a star by that name. Answering the Critics: Do Mormons believe that God lives on a planet called Kolob? I thought Mormonism was another from of Christianity. Doesn't seem like it. Seems like a very, very different religion. Of course, "American Christian" seems far away from the "original" where Jesus wanted to "help the poor".