The church (LDS) has taught members to believe that church-approved materials were the most trustworthy source of information about the church. The Church also warns that anti-Mormon literature is full of half-truths, lies, and statements taken out of context.
Mormons are taught to use the label "anti-Mormon" to refer to anyone or anything critical of the church. The phrase "anti-Mormon" is one of the most powerful tools for controlling the information members receive. Once members learn to discount ANYTHING that's critical of the church, they self monitor what they read.
Of course, what they read in church-approved sources only re-enforces their belief that the church is the only trustworthy source about information about the church. Trust in the church CREATES trust in the church- whether or not the church is trustworthy.
- Truth can withstand scrutiny
- Things that do not withstand inspection cannot be true.
- When people are told not to investigate, there is something to hide.
You don't have to be Anti-Mormon, but you should be: ANTI-
Dishonesty, bigotry, racism, sexism, threats, mental-abuse, covering up of financial non-transparency, re-writing history, hypocrisy, suppression of information, superstition.... to name a few.