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?