While listening to a recent Mormonism Live episode from September 2021 called episode 39 When mission presidents behave badly, implications of Elder Oaks famous quote became glaringly uncomfortable in Scott’s mind. In this episode, Scott makes the connection between Elder Oaks explanation of the logic behind his teaching and the actual practice within the church when a leader makes a mistake.
Latter-day Saint Student Association fireside in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on 4 May 1986: It’s wrong to criticize leaders of the Church, even if the criticism is true.
PBS. (2006). The Mormons.
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At 15:10 you mention that members do not have access to the CHI. But that is not true. I agree that many membets don’t have intetest in checking out the CHI, but starting in early 2020 the LDS Church consolidated the 2 volumes into one and made it available online for members and the general public.
Maybe I didn’t articulate exactly what I meant there. The point I was trying to put across is that normal members of the church don’t read it even if it’s accessible to them.
I agree. Regular members don’t typical access the CHI.