Date: February 18, 2013 11:25AM
I left in 2000 so I can't give TOO much input on current teachings, but I was taught from a very young age that I could become a god someday and would create my own worlds. In fact, I spent much of my childhood doing preliminary designs for my worlds where all of my stuffed animals would be incarnated.
Here is a good synopsis of the doctrine from a semi-official site.http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/papers/?paperID=7&chapterID=62
And from the official website..http://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-47-exaltation?lang=eng
The code phrase is always 'we can become like god'
Under the 'blessings of exaltation' it quite explicity says 'They will become gods'
As far as point 3, this is something I would imagine the leadership is paddling away from as quickly as they can, publicly at least. As of the late 1990s is was still taught as 'folklore'. I heard it fairly explicitly from my New Testament professor, Andrew Skinner.