There is a lot of evidence about the life of Joseph Smith which shows him to be a chronic liar and conman. Some of this is acknowledged by Mormons as being his life before the incidents, I believe, but there is a lot of troubling stuff that starts to unfold. the deeper the dive you take.
I heard about an Orthodox Church in Utah that had a 100+ members in a rela ...[text shortened]... ce is unconscionable to me. But that sounds virtue signal-y in a very easy way so I will stop there.
I am the eldest of eight siblings raised in the Mormon church. My parents determined to provide us with as much of a diverse opportunity to know and explore our own minds and consciences as possible. We had regular discussions around the dinner table about religious ideas and were free to speak our minds. To date, exactly half of us have left the church, but not one is shunned. On the contrary, we are close as ever and continue to express our points of view without fear of ostracism from anyone in the family. No where in Mormon theology nor policy is there any indication that families should shun those who choose to leave.
I used to be greatly pained by the perceptions of those outside (and ironically, inside) the church who thought they understood what Mormons believe. Now that I am no longer a member, I find vehement positing of misperceptions of Mormons and their beliefs merely entertaining.
By the way, I have read both The Book of Mormon and the Bible multiple times over and find each as fantastical as the other while gleaning valuable spiritual thought as while reading the Dhamapada or the Bhagavadgita. I find tgat I glean from each as much as I bring when I open their pages.