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“The [Mormon] religion does allow individuals to hold differing interpretations of the Book of Mormon. But once you begin to publish and your interpretation differs from not only the Book of Mormon but doctrinal positions generally, then you are flirting with disfellowship, or apostasy.”

Jan Shipps/quoted by Janet I. Tu, The Seattle Times, “Mormon Dissidents Rally Behind Scholar” (Seattle, Washington, The Seattle Times, 7 December 2002).