Does the church encourage leader worship?

Yes. You have to support them to enter the temple.

downingj

Yes. Primary children sing "Follow the Prophet" as one of their songs. An unwillingness to sustain and follow the living prophet is an offense that will keep you from full participation in Mormonism.

Joshua Biggley

No, but when you believe that certain men are the only ones privileged to receive revelation for all humans... you can see how it can happen.

Brandon Shumway