Elder Dallin H. Oaks, an attorney, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church states, "Our individual, personal testimonies are based on the witness of the Spirit, not on any combination or accumulation of historical facts. If we are so grounded, no alteration of historical facts can shake our testimonies." ("1985 CES Doctrine and Covenants Symposium," Brigham Young University, Aug. 16, 1985, page 26)
Apostle Oaks also stated that, "My duty as a member of the Council of the Twelve is to protect what is most unique about the LDS church, namely the authority of priesthood, testimony regarding the restoration of the gospel, and the divine mission of the Savior. Everything else [including facts, evidence, and truth itself I suppose] may be sacrificed in order to maintain the integrity of those essential facts. Thus, if Mormon Enigma reveals information that is detrimental to the reputation of Joseph Smith, then it is necessary to try to limit its influence and that of its authors." (Introduction p. xliii f28 in Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon)
Speaking of how Mormon leaders should only teach things that are faith-promoting, Elder Boyd K. Packer stated, "In the Church we are not neutral. We are one-sided. There is a war going on, and we are engaged in it." (Brigham Young University Studies, Summer 1981) He goes on to basically call objective, impartial, and scholarly writings the evil that should be fought in this 'war'. On another occasion he claims that scholars and intellectuals are a danger to the church.
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