While I applaud her departure from the LDS Church since I believe it to be an objectively good decision, her reasoning is as faulty as any active Mormon’s for keeping active:
The decision for a person to stay active in the Mormon church should be based on an honest evaluation of its benefits, and not fear.
No. The decision for a person to stay active in a social club should be based on its benefits. The decision for a person to stay active in a church should be based on what is true. Unlike many ex-Mormons here on CAF I never had any problem with the social aspects of Mormonism. I come from a long line of Mormons, I was born and raised in Utah, I’ve held callings of honor and prestige, I have a very large family, I’m a man. I’m comfortable in LDS churches, their form of worship is familiar to me, and I agree with most of their social teachings concerning sex and gender. If I could just perpetually turn off my brain I’d be blissfully happy in my LDS ward until the day I meet my creator.