She drew the conclusion that questions and/or doubts lead to sin, but that unquestioning acceptance of the gospel leads to righteousness.
That all depends on what your definition of sin
And....also.....which came first the chicken or the egg....er, I mean....the sinning / doubting or the leaving?
I never drank a cup of coffee prior to my doubting and then leaving the church. Now I drink coffee every morning.
Is drinking coffee sinning? Yes! (According to TBMs)
So when they see me drinking my coffee (or notice my coffee maker on my kitchen counter), I'm sure members think, "See....I knew she started doubting and now she's drinking coffee and is out of the church!" Or, "I knew she wanted to sin and that's why she left!"
I also drink wine now....and vodka martinis....but I never even tasted alcohol before I doubted and left.
So, I can see why members of the church believe that doubting leads to sinning. (At least their
definition of sinning).
I agree with this. There are things "the world" considers normal that Mormons consider sins: Drinking coffee and tea, alcohol in moderation, adults watching R-rated movies, exposing your lower thigh and shoulder, tattoos. So when a member stops believing, they may start committing some of these "sins" because there is no Mormon authority figure telling them they can't, and the rest of society sees nothing wrong with them. But to Mormons, these activities are signs that you are now being influenced by Satan. Also, if you start having personal struggles (financial hardships, divorce, death in the family, troubled teens, etc.) it is because you left the church and are being punished by God. However, when the same thing happens to active TBMs, they are simply trials to endure.