Is the Mormon church a cult?
It truly depends on the member. I'd say the ones who are culty are not representative of the majority!
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... Yes. It's a cult, complete with secret handshakes, secret names, secret rituals, and every mark of a cult that researchers have identified. I'd say the biggest thing in my mind that proves that Mormonism is a cult is what Mormons believe about those who leave and how they treat them.
Yes. Mormonism (LDS) exhibits the characteristics of a cult and/or "high demand religion" as defined by those who have significantly studied cult phenomena.