(UNEDITED)The LDS Church is certainly NOT a typical religion. It is not a typical Christian religion either. Most mainstream Christian religions, amongst themselves, cannot agree on what it means to be a Christian, who Jesus Christ was, what His mission was, or what His commandments are. The LDS Church's name contains the name of Jesus Christ, for if it be a man's church, let it carry the name of that man, but if it is Christ's Church, let it carry His name. The LDS Church talks of Christ, rejoices in Christ, preaches of Christ, prophesies of Christ and worships Christ, believes in Christ and above all, believes He is the core of its religion and the cornerstone of the Church. LDS Church members accept Christ as their Savior, Redeemer, God and Brother. Everything the members do is in the name of Christ as He commanded. If that isn't being Christian, then no other so called Christian Church is Christian either.
The LDS Church, just because it has other companion scriptures (which all testify of Christ) and believes in Prophets and Apostles (which Paul said the true Church of Christ must have until the unity of the faith), or that as man is, God once was and as God is, man may become, does not in any way detract from the fact that the LDS Church is a Christian Church, more than any other. The doctrine of the LDS Church is to follow Christ's teachings in every way, not cherry pick them as many Christian Churches do.
Additionally, most churches are corporations and many have international business ties. They also excommunicate members for egregious sins if they are not repentant. After all, isn't this part of Christian doctrine spelled out in the Bible, that they should be cut off?