Date: October 13, 2018 03:44PM
Tell the entirety of that Oaks based story.
It's WELL WORTH IT !!!
In reaction to content of Hoffman documents, Oaks started up with industrial strength MORmON apologetics (BS EXCUSES) about why (Nut case) MORmON founder Joe Smith would (supposedly) be reasonable in referring to the angel Moroni as a white salamander Lizard. It was because of Joe's highly ingrained back woods folksy nature, Oaks asserted in his attempt to reASSure everyone on the matter. Oaks gave that talk to BYU faculty in Aug 1985,http://www.scottwoodward.org/Talks/html/Oaks,%20Dallin%20H/OaksDH_ReadingChurchHistory.html
and again in general conference of Oct 1985.
.....Joseph Smith looked like some kind of major league weirdo, and hardly any kind of venerable holy man to be revered, but good old BS artist /church historian and legal spin doctor attorney Dallin Oaks was somehow right there Joey on the spot to readily defend the image of good old folksy Prophet (PERVERT) Joe!!!!!
Days later, Hoffman killed some people with bombs, and then accidentally blew himself up. As the Hoffman matter unraveled, it became blatantly obvious that Oaks emphatic apologetics on Joseph Smith's highly ingrained folksy ways were entirely superfluous as in completely unwarranted, at least as far as referring to angels as lizards was concerned.
......Funny thing, Oak's "White Salamander" talk from General conference was completely ABSENT from the subsequent November 85 Ensign conference report edition, AND from the audio cassette tape sets for Oct '85 conference that LD$ inc so vigorously peddles/ markets.
For me, the incident serves as prima facie indication that MORmON leaders are brim full of self serving CRAP and LIES, far from being moral exemplars. It is also one more very memorable point in time when I SHOULD have quit THE (MORmON) church along the way but did not manage to .....to my extreme detriment.
Thanks for the LIES, Elder Oaks !!!!