On April 6th 1976 I and my associates encountered unmistakable evidence of a mafia-like presence on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. We determined that a corrupt racketeering organization was the real power of the church and that the church leaders were pawns, puppets or willing participants of that criminal entity.
Using religion as a front has been the modus operandi of crooks and scoundrels from the earliest times of earth's history. The reason being the eager credulity of humans to fall prey to any claims that "emanate" from "God".
Intellectuals of the church; many of whom over the years have written articles and letters to the leaders of the church attempting to reason with them have been dismayed by the total silence coming from those leaders. In fact the offices of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve are similar to the black hole theories of astrophysics when it comes to answering their critics.
Their offices have been alluded to as the Marble Palace Mob and the Temple of Deafening Silence. Mormons who have been faithful members doing their mind/time occupying allegiance to the church are of course the most desirous kind of membership blindly following the leaders, never questioning anything.
However, for a small percentage of members who have broadened their studies to the point that they wish to request a fuller examination of the issues of the faith which are not covered in the stilted and programmed plan of salvation, continued membership becomes a problem for them.