So what really happened here this last week or so? The Church exposed its true stance on Gays. Basically it looks as though the Church, while indicating it's welcoming to those who might attend, they really don't want anyone living in a Gay family relationship part of the Church, even if you are a child. And they made it clear that if you are living in a Gay relationship, even if it is a legal marriage, especially if it is a legal marriage, there is no place for you among the Latter Day Saints. Jesus wants it that way, according to them. So fine that's their doctrine, its been written in stone, or at least in the Handbook. They will have to live with that, and the consequences of that stand.
The other thing that happened this week...the Church experienced an earthquake! The people rose up and change was enacted. THIS NEVER HAPPENS! This was Mormon's Rosa Parks moment. They refused to give up their seat, they refused to throw the children under the bus. The Church felt an earthquake and it caused some cracks in the foundation. Only time will tell how bad those cracks are. The people with the actual power, the members, are very blind, subdued, and brainwashed, they don't realize they have this power, but it was demonstrated this last week and it worked. Those most inside the bubble won't see it that way. They still believe the walk and talk of their leaders, but it happened just the same. The followers are mostly good people, sheep of the Lamb of God, and happily so, as they go safely back to their green meadows. But the leaders saw the upraising and reacted with lighting speed for a lethargic bureaucracy that is used to calling the shots. For them to react so quickly there must be much more attrition going on inside this church then those closely guarded, never to be released actual membership numbers indicate.