One of the old standbys among the SJWs of the Bloggernacle is whether telling a missionary it would be better to be dead than to dishonor themselves on their mission is the literally the worst thing ever, worse than Hitler. The argument, somewhat strained, is that the injunction is encouraging missionaries to commit suicide if they do sin.
President Harold B. Lee was apparently not aware that he was wandering into a internet controversy when he came across a similar situation, so he gave a much more sensible caution. Here is the story in his words. (more…)