There are those who seem to fall apart the moment a Priesthood leader makes a mistake (or even doesn’t make a mistake, but doesn’t behave the way they believe they should). I can still remember when President Hinckley’s wife died, and the pictures of him crying at her funeral were released. A number of people viewed those pictures and argued that this indicated that the Church was not true – after all, if he was the Prophet, he ought to believe in eternal families and therefore shouldn’t shed any tears.
Leaving aside the absurdity of that argument, I want to focus on the underlying premise – perfect leaders. I have learned a thing or two about imperfect leaders along the way, and I can certainly understand the frustration that they can bring. But at no point does that generate in us a reasonable excuse to leave the Church. After all, our scripture (including this Section) explicitly recognizes that even the prophets and apostles may be liars or hypocrites!