Could this be just one of the reasons why Congress has being working sooooo hard to control the free dispersal of information?  Check this snippet out from a site for ex-mormons…It is a bit dated but the facts still stand I am sure….and can Romney’s campaign be a predesigned aspect of building the Mormon Church back up due to this decrease in numbers?  Just an interesting perspective to all of this….the book of mormon1 265x300 Mormon Church Admitting the Internet is Hurting Retention of Members

Submitted by Eric_K on Wed, 01/18/2012 – 01:00

by Simon in Oz Jan 2012

This is the first time I have heard a general authority openly admit the church is currently losing a lot of its members.

He even referred to it as an apostasy.

Church historian Elder Marlin K. Jensen attended a Q;A set up by Phil Barlow at Utah State University. He was asked the following question.

“Has the church seen the effects of Google on membership? It seems like the people who I talk to about church history are people who find out and leave quickly. Is the church aware of that problem? What about the people who are already leaving in droves?”

“The fifteen men really do know, and they really care. And they realize that maybe since Kirtland, we never have had a period of, I’ll call it apostasy, like we’re having right now; largely over these issues. We do have another initiative that we have called, “Answers to Gospel Questions”. We are trying to figure out exactly what channels to deliver it in and exactly what format to put it in. But we want to have a place where people can go. We have hired someone that’s in charge of search engine optimization. We realize that people get their information basically from Google. They don’t come to LDS.org. If they get there, it’s through Google. So, we are trying to create an offering that will address these issues and be available for the public at large and to the church leaders, because many of them don’t have answers either. It can be very disappointing to church members. And, for people who are losing their faith, or who have lost it, we hope to regain to the church.”

link

http://simplemormonspectator.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-recently-attended-q-…

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