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“It still bothers those of us who work here [LDS Church Public Communications Department] and must constantly juggle what the brethren want and what we ourselves know is right. You really have to wrestle with your conscience sometimes in cases like this, because if you don’t, you’re going to be in deep trouble. There are no accolades for heroes here. You either keep your mouth shut and do what you’re told, or take a stand for honesty and find yourself immediately unemployed. Those, I’m afraid, are the hard, cold facts of life when you decide to work up here.”

Interview with an anonymous informant, LDS Church Public Communication Department, Salt Lake City, 1983. From John Heinerman and Anson Shupe’s The Mormon Corporate Empire (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, February 1986), 208.