I had this thought come to me today: To the extent the LDS Church teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ I think we should accept and follow such instruction. But only to that extent.
Some believe we should follow it regardless. Even if what is taught is false. It has been taught in general conference that you will be vindicated for following a leader even if what they said was incorrect. I don't agree with that personally, but it's been taught, more than once on a large scale.
The Church has been, and can be condemned, as it has been very bluntly in scripture. But the Gospel cannot be under condemnation. So it makes sense to me the two should never be held as synonymous. They are not the same thing no matter how badly some people want them to be.