I think the decision to stay an active member of the LDS Church is a personal one. In the blogging world I read a lot about "should I stay or should I go." I think it's a question that weighs on all of us. The LDS Church, like any church, has standards and expectations that have been established, and being raised a member, we certainly know how high that bar is set.
I myself tend to go back and forth. Sometimes I think I can stay and make it work, sometimes I'm ready to just say "forget it" and walk away. Most days I'm just on the fence about it and don't even want to make a decision.
So I'm honestly asking...I'm not trying to be a smart aleck...why stay?
Knowing where Church leadership stands, hearing what they say in General Conference or reading it in the Ensign...why stay?
Knowing the way a gay member can be stereotyped and misunderstood, can even be punished for being sympathetic to gay rights...why stay?
Knowing that there are other religions out there that are more accepting and want you to be who you are, love who you will...why stay?
What do you think?