Apparently there has been a feminist power play to take the sealed portion hostage.
I wonder why the ancient prophets that saw and wrote about the coming forth of the Marvelous Work and additional books from the plates, didn’t mention this little bump in the road?
“I’m standing before you with a broken heart.. I am going to ask that you pray that the Lord will soften her heart, because she has just put a big bump in the road..
I said, “Well, Mauricio said we could do It, so let’s do it,” even knowing I was going against the words of Moroni, and I forgot what the Lord told my great grandfather, to “go not on the persuasions of men, but listen to My counsel,” (the Lord’s counsel.) And I allowed it.
Thursday afternoon I went to pick up the pen drive and Roberta said, “I go with the pen drive.” And I said, “No, the words of Moroni specifically say that the production of the book will be done by a selection of Elders.” I said, “I need that pen drive, so we can begin to work on it.” She said, “I go with the pen drive.” I said, “No, you don’t.” She said, ”You are cutting me off.” I said, “No, personally I believe you cut yourself off as far as I’m concerned..
I said well to Roberta, “We’ve got this one pen drive, and we are already ready to publish it.” I said, “We’ll just go ahead and publish that.” And she said, “No you won’t, I’ve got the copyright on both of them.”
I’m sorry I let you people down, because I didn’t stand fast like I said I would…”
Joseph F. Smith
Full version of the drama at the following link