Young people may ask about this position taken or that policy made by the Church, saying: “Well, we don’t believe we should live or behave in such and such a way, but why do we have to make other people do the same? Don’t they have their free agency? Aren’t we being self-righteous and judgmental, forcing our beliefs on others, demanding that they act in a certain way?” In those situations you are going to have to explain sensitively why some principles are defended and some sins opposed wherever they are found because the issues and the laws involved are not just social or political but eternal in their consequence. And while not wishing to offend those who believe differently from us, we are even more anxious not to offend God, or as the scripture says, “not offend him who is your lawgiver” —and I am speaking here of serious moral laws.
Jeffrey R. Holland - “Israel, Israel, God is Calling” LDS Church Educational System address, given Sept 9, 2012.
Books and publishers are not in competition except to publish the best fiction possible. But honestly, that’s up to the writers to write great stories and the publishers to get them into the hands of as many readers in as many forms as possible.
Dean Wesley Smith, writing on pricing for paper and e-book works.