[Note: this is a branch-off from GoodK's "Outing Anonymous Posters" thread]
In an absolute bombshell of a post, GoodK, the child of a "top-flight" LDS apologist, has revealed that, in fact, LDS apologists are paid to engage in apologetics. This is absolutely, utterly stunning. All of us have long been told that these "stalwart faithful" aren't compensated at all
!! In fact, here is an email from DCP, denying this very strenuously:
Daniel Peterson wrote:
Young University, as are all other professors and staff at the University (including those who are not Latter-day Saints). Thus, at best, I'm indirectly paid by the Mormon Church. This is less dramatic than your formulation, but it’s more accurate.
Second, no part of my salary -- absolutely none, not a dime -- comes from my apologetic undertakings.
(Emphasis added. This was taken from the SHIELDS website, where it was posted in order to try and discredit Infymus.)
But GoodK---who, I'd like to reiterate, is an "insider", i.e., a child of some well-known Mopologist---has totally blown apart this apparent bit of spin:
Mister Scratch wrote:
Just out of curiosity: Why would this harm a Mopologist's "credibility"/"opportunity"?
For one thing, DCP has said repeatedly that Mopologists do not gain financially in any way for their apologetics activities.
Did he really? What does Dan do besides Mopology?
Of course they gain financially from apologetic activities, even small time contributors to the FARMS review. He should at least be able to admit that.
Well, I know that people like my Dad are more content with seeing their name in print, and recieving free books or other publications in return (which he usually does, either because he doesn't need the money or would rather have books anyway), but I am postive they all aren't working for free or for "store credit".
I imagine it depends on who it is, celebrities like DCP probably wield bigger paychecks than the Michael Jibson's (the author of the worst FARMS review ever) but I can try and dig up some more information regarding specific salaries.
(this may be hard, now that my cover has been blown)
But yes, the Earth shattering truth is correct, they don't do it for the Love of the Game, well, at least they all don't do it just for the Love of the Game.
I can't believe DCP would even say that, if I wasn't banned from MADB I would ask him to elaborate on how exactly he is compensated for his time ;)
Wow. I am just flabbergasted at all of this. I will anxiously await to hear just how rich DCP has gotten off of his apologetic work.