The LDS church has introduced a new set of seminary manuals. In the introduction it states:
Comments and corrections are appreciated. Please send them, including errors, to:
Seminaries and Institutes of Religion Curriculum Services 50 East North Temple Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-0008 USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I think that I may have some comments and corrections. I’m going to post them here, and perhaps elsewhere for ward members to share, because I couldn’t send them in. You see, you must list:
Please list your complete name, address, ward, and stake.
Which means that historians are probably not going to be able to write in corrections. Only believing members can correct church history, I guess.
Perhaps faithful members who care if their children are taught actual history as church history, or prefer that teachers are not misleading children can send in some of my suggestions on my behalf.
I do this not to attack the church, but to focus on something that matters to me, honesty in history. Everyone, regardless of belief, deserves to be taught history that has integrity.
Finally, I know I said I would leave it alone, but my own children will soon be seminary age, so I do this as a concerned parent myself, to know what is officially taught to the youth.