In our recent PEC meeting, our bishop let us know that the chain of command [God, Prophet, Apostle, Seventy, Area Seventy, Stake President, Bishop] had sent down a message that the leadership is worried about a growing rift in the church where members are identifying themselves as either orthodox or unorthodox members.
What I found so illuminating about this was the example the Stake President used to make his point. He noted that he was recently in an interview with a certain sister who told him that she had some concerns and had been unable to take the sacrament for quite some time.
As the stake president mentally steeled himself to help her through whatever issues of morality and repentance she was struggling with, that’s when she let the other shoe drop.
“It’s wheat” she said.
“Excuse me” He said.
“We’re supposed to use white bread.”
The Stake President said that as he explained that the bread type didn’t matter (and in some situations where bread was not available, other substances could even be used), the sister looked at him like he had just apostatized.
(and in BCC Firestorm Fashion)