Church of Latter-Day Saints Admits Membership is Declining!

I just ran across an interesting article that Reuters.com wrote in Jan of this year about the declining membership rate within the Church of Latter-Day Saints.

“We are aware,” said Elder Marlin Jensen, according to a tape recording of his unscripted remarks. “And I’m speaking of the 15 men that are above me in the hierarchy of the church. They really do know and they really care,” he said.

The Church of Scientology would never admit that it’s membership base was declining, not for any reason. Time and time again they spit out the same repsonses to media which is “we are growing like never before” , “we are opening up new churches and expanding like crazy”. This is standard protocol for all media responses it seems.

I have to give credit to The Mormon Church - at least they are willing to communicate and are some what “real” with the media. They do seem to care what their public image is.

Read the full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-mormonchurch-idUSTRE80T1CM20120131

Are you an Ex-Mormon or a practicing Mormon? What is your take on this? Are more members becoming Inactive? If so, what do you think the main reasons for this are?

2 Responses to Church of Latter-Day Saints Admits Membership is Declining!

  1. It’s true that the membership of the Mormon Church is declining. The leaders know it but they won’t admit it publicly. Marlin Jensen was the church historian until he was released a few months ago, he’s not one of the top leaders. One thing, this information was not part of the scripted talk by Mr. Jensen. He admitted it in response to a specific question from a person in the audience. His comment was unscripted and the meeting was secretly recorded by someone in the audience. Unfortunately the official leaders of the church, the presidency and the 12 apostles, have not admitted to this. They are just staying quiet. At least they no longer boast about the Mormon Church being the fastest growing church in the world. Anyone who lives outside of Utah knows that activity rate in the church is only about 20%. We have a lot of names on our ward lists but we only see a few of these people at church.

  2. Truth Rundown Creator

    I didn’t know the meeting was secretly recorded, Thanks for your feedback!