Utah was once a theocracy. At one point in time in America the mormon church functioned as a seat of governance in the state of Utah.
Brigham Young, founder of The LDS sect of mormonism, was the first governor of Utah. He was also the prophet of the LDS mormon church.
Unfortunately Utah is now a secular state.
Some people speculate that some mormons who are chaste transmute the repressed sexual energy into enthusiasm for the mormon church. This is similar to what George Orwell talked about in his book 1984 where he talked about how the chastity among the citizens resulted in sexual energy being transmuted into enthusiasm for the state.
The Mormon Church performs a function which is similar to a function a socialist state performs. The Mormon Church taxes everyone in the church 10% of their income. This money is used to provide programs for poor mormons as well as to provide money for for community oriented mormon functions and to provide money for the mormon temple.
Historically mormons who are unchaste are not allowed to enter the mormon temple for temple ceremonies.
A mormon author once a made a list of the parallels between mormonism writings and socialist ideologies and here they are:
“It is not given that one man should possess that which is above another” (Doctrine and Covenants 49:20).
“Appoint unto this people their portions, every man equal according to his family, according to his circumstances and his wants and needs” (Doctrine and Covenants 51:3).
“That now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality” (2 Corinthians 8:14).
“And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift” (4 Nephi 1:3).
I discovered the well-hidden Proclamation on the Economy signed by the highest ranking Mormon officials—Brigham Young, his counselors, and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—in 1875. It said, “One of the great evils with which our own nation is menaced at the present time is the wonderful growth of wealth in the hands of a comparatively few individuals.” I found other statements by LDS officials legitimizing my train of thought. “The conditions of sharing demanded by the Lord can only be satisfied by complete equality, a point that is ceaselessly repeated…We cannot be equal, as the Lord commands, and live on different levels of affluence,” writes Hugh Nibley.