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Many years ago, certain leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints favored free agency over obedience and unquestioning submission:

“There have been times when progress was halted by thought control. Tolerance and truth demand that all be heard and that competing ideas be tested against each other so that this best, which might not always be your own, can prevail. Knowledge is most complete and dependable when all points of view are heard. We are introducing you into a world of restlessness and skepticism, where old things are not only challenged but are disappearing;”

Hugh B. Brown, The Abundant Life (Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft, Inc., 1965), 51.