There will be a BBC interview of Jeffery Holland that will be presented in the USA sometime before November, 2012. Here is a link to a summary of it:
Some of the highlights:
*Holland is asked if Joseph Smith was arrested and convicted. At first Holland says, "I have no idea. When the interviewer says there is an actual court record, Holland backs down and says it is incidental to his character. By the way, here is the link to that document supporting his arrest and conviction:
*Holland is asked if Romney had covenanted in the temple to slit his throat rather than tell what he learned in the temple. This did in fact existed in the temple up until 1990 and was then taken out. Since Romney had in fact gone through the temple before 1990, he would have made these oaths. When pressed, he attempts to back down.
*The church spokesman, when at first asked about the Strengthening the members committee, at first denied any knowledge about it. When pressed, said he knew about it, but couldn't give any information about it. When Holland was asked about it, he said its primary purpose was to protect against polygamy. Do you know what its primary purpose is?
*Holland was asked if the church practices shunning. He said he would not shun a child. All I can say to that is I have several family members who will not speak to me because I am no longer a member of the church. I am estranged from the rest of them. My now ex-husband told me he would not support me when I told him I could no longer attend the mormon church. Seems like shunning to me.
Can the church stand up to scrutiny? Its about time the media asked these hard questions.