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“Eugene England and Lowell Bennion were not permitted to publish with Deseret Book or Bookcraft by direct intervention of two members of the Twelve. Carol Lynn Pearson was blacklisted from church publications until she was able ‘through prayers and tears’ to get one of the Twelve to reverse the decision. Jim Allen was viewed with suspicion because of Story of the Latter-day Saints. The Church News could not review Building the City of God or any other book by our History Division employees without specific clearance from the Twelve. Claudia Bushman and Scott Kenney could not be published or mentioned because of their connection with Exponent II and Sunstone. Several Mormon intellectuals were publishing under pseudonyms.”

Leonard Arrington, Adventures of a Church Historian (Urbana/Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1998), 154.