QUOTE: “There is a temptation for the writer or the teacher of Church history to want to tell everything, whether it is worthy or faith promoting or not. Some things that are true are not very useful. … Teaching some things that are true, prematurely or at the wrong time, can invite sorrow and heartbreak instead of the joy intended to accompany learning. … The scriptures teach emphatically that we must give milk before meat. The Lord made it very clear that some things are to be taught selectively and some things are to be given only to those who are worthy.” -Boyd K. Packer, 22 August 1981, in a speech given to LDS seminary and institute teachers. [source]
COMMENTARY: And whitewashing Church history to preserve faith, even though it makes you an accomplice to deception, must therefore be what god wants the leaders and teachers of his church to do. Right, Boyd? I always thought the ends don’t justify the means. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.