I found the following comment interesting because some time ago, I asked Book of Mormon Central why they don't invite me to speak at their conferences. (They host a mediocre conference with a handful of M2C proponents and just a couple of hundred attendees. If you ever get a chance to attend, you ought to just to see it for yourselves.)
The answer I got: "We don't agree with you."
That's precisely the approach taken by leftists on college campuses everywhere.
This occurred about the time when Book of Mormon Central censored my Letter VII book from their archive.
Here's how the President of Bard College explained the problem of the doctrinaire approach, which is the approach taken by the M2C citation cartel.
What does distress Mr. Botstein is the absolutism of the doctrinaire. The doctrine Bard subscribes to, he says, “is the power of reason, the power of argument, the power of language, the power of critical inquiry, and the willingness to try stuff out, and to revise one’s point of view. It would be horrifying to think that I think exactly the same thing that I thought 20 years ago, or that one doesn’t consistently learn.”
One of the fundamental principles of M2C is that they already have the answers and they don't want to learn new things that corroborate the teachings of the prophets about the New York Cumorah.
Botstein also said this:
This last statement, unfortunately, is partly a mistake. It's actually much easier to teach when there is no ability to have ideas scrutinized and criticized. Employees at BYU, CES, and COB, especially participants in the M2C citation cartel, know this. They depend on it.
At BYU, they teach M2C exclusively by teaching students that the prophet are wrong about the New York Cumorah. They handle potential scrutiny and criticism by simply censoring alternative views, especially including the teachings of the prophets.
BTW, when people ask me what I think of BYU, I explain that if they still believe the scriptures (including the Bible) and the prophets, they should probably not send their children to BYU. I think it's far more damaging to faith to be taught that the prophets are wrong at a university sponsored by the Church than to be taught that at a secular university.