The Pharesees where afraid of the truth. It was revolutionary. Boyd K Packer has said that the truth (about Mormonism) does not uplift, it destroys. We think that the.
In the shawshank redemption freedom is depressing to the institutionalized, they preferred the security of their imprisonment. An then there is the Stockholm syndrom.
Mormonism is a faith placebo born out of a time where seekers felt that the church is fundamentally flawed and that God will fix it. Enter Joseph Smith who seeks to keep his family united in faith and relives his Dads dream that all churches are wrong and captures a sense of mission and divine call that he is destined to become the prophet of the restoration. Mormonism is a compound religion and has a bright side and a dark side. Inside you only get to see the bright side, outside the picture is predominantly dark. Just google exmormon support.
Mormonisms leaders have realized that Mormonism is faith destroying structural flaws and hence make subtle corrections quietly to sugar coat the mythical poison pills that truth seekers in their own ranks have unearthed.