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Roberts 's work History of the Churchwhen compared to the original manuscripts from which it is drawn, "more than 62, words" can be identified that were either added or deleted.
Michael Quinn responded to these charges by pointing out that methods by Roberts used in creating History of the Church—while flawed by today's standards—were not uncommon practices in the nineteenth century, even by reputable historians.
Brigham Young omits any mention of Young's polygamy, and that the book's chronological summary of Young's life includes the date of his first marriage, the date of the first wife's death, and the date of the second legal marriage, but omits mention of Young's dozens of other marriages.
Among the records examined were the various accounts related to Zelph. In the process of combining the accounts, Richards crossed out Woodruff's references to "hill Cumorah," and Heber C. Kimball's reference to the "last great struggle with the Lamanites"  Mormon historian D.
Michael Quinn has accused LDS Church leaders of urging historians to hide "controversies and difficulties of the Mormon past". Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.
The explanations of the FARMS researchers stretched the bounds of credibility to breaking point on almost every critical issue". Sexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Deborah Laake and Colleen McDannell say that the church takes a repressive stance towards sexuality and that this may be psychologically unhealthy.
However, this portion of the letter was often ignored, and in response to letters of protest from members, another letter was issued to local leaders in October reiterating the prohibition on inquiring into specific sexual practices.
It is a life of constant torment, self-hatred and internalized homophobia. Michael Quinn has hypothesized that early church leaders had a more tolerant view of homosexuality.
He writes that several early church leaders and prominent members, including Louie B. FeltMay AndersonEvan Stephensand presiding patriarch Joseph Fielding Smithmay have either had homosexual tendencies or were involved in homosexual relationships. James do not dispute that some early members may have had homosexual tendencies, but they call Quinn's assertion of tolerance a distortion of church history that has little support from other historians.
They state the current leadership of the church "is entirely consistent with the teachings of past leaders and with the scriptures.
Hinckley encouraged church members to reach out to homosexuals with love and understanding. A letter dated June 20,sent to Mormon bishops and signed by the First Presidencycalled on Mormons to donate "means and time" to a California ballot measure designed to defeat the state's May ruling allowing same-sex marriage.Two or three years ago, all cynicism regarding this team was warranted.
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