plus fair or apologist lies
They leave because the standards of the church are not good enough for many. If you believe in truth or full disclosure, equality and fairness then the lds church does not reflect your values. They consistently and very quietly change embarrassing or contradictory history or doctrine then blame the individual for asking questions. If you list the characteristics if a cult, unfortunately lds inc matches on several counts. Love people despise the machine! Members are truly victims.