by Moody Adams “Elder Marlin Jensen, the Mormon Church's outgoing official historian, acknowledged that members are defecting from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "in droves" and that the pace is increasing,” reports Carrie Sheffield.
A Broadway play ridiculing Mormonism, a flood of demeaning articles on the Internet, the interest spurred by the Romney presidential candidacy and the reluctance of Mormons to accept homosexuals, are all having a negative effect on the religion.
This month, hundreds of Mormons marched in Salt Lake City and Washing D.C. to protest in favor of homosexuality. This denomination is on the opposite side of the issue. The church fought for California's Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage.