Some people think I should be satisfied now that Book of Mormon Central (BMC) has replaced their M2C logo with the generic starburst.
I agree it's a big step in the right direction. For years I've been saying that I am eager to work with and support BMC, that 80-90% of their content is great, that everyone who works there is an awesome Latter-day Saint, etc. But the twin narratives of M2C and SITH detract so deeply from the message of the Book of Mormon and the Restoration that their overall work remains tainted despite the new logo.
By now, it is obvious to everyone that BMC spending millions of dollars to promote M2C is not just wasteful, but destructive--exactly as Joseph Fielding Smith warned us decades ago when he said this theory would cause members of the Church to become confused and disturbed in their faith. The realization of that warning is all around us.
Nevertheless, at first glance, we can hope the new BMC logo marks a change in direction (at least a baby step) toward more honest and inclusive scholarship.
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