I hope his interesting answer does not indicate that he is uncertain about many of the LDS Church's unique claims. I have no desire to see the Utah church go the way the Midwest one did. I have no problem with the CoC, but I like the idea of a diversity of views existing, and I don't like the reduction of Mormonism into yet another flavor of Protestantism. This is one reason why I am not overly fond of the theological arguments of Ostler, Peterson, et al. I found myself much more sympathetic to the views of Eugene England on the nature of Deity. I also like Bushman's discussion of narrative theology. No offense to the philosophers, but there is something about their enterprise that does not appeal to me (and I actually like philosophy).
I actually do hope the LDS church moves in a direction similar to the CoC or modern Protestantism because I see these religions (and others) progressing toward equality and acceptance. (Not that there isn't some resistence).
Actually, I think there will come a time when the church has to move toward more mainstream values and beliefs to be accepted, just like they had to change their views on blacks, marriage, birth control, Native Americans, Evolution, etc. etc. etc.
You know, further light and knowledge and all that!
The LDS church moves along with society they just follow behind by a few decades or so.~td~