About

Fat Mo here. My name is Aaron Guile. I research and analyze the public speeches, sermons, talks, quotes, books, articles, and any other texts produced by President Boyd K. Packer, the late President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), available to the public. I also examine associated, intersecting, corroborating, and/or opposing texts produced by Packer’s associates in LDS church leadership, members of the media, members of the academy, and professional and amateur scholars examining Packer’s work, statements, and texts regardless of the authors personal, academic, political, legal, religious, and practical views of President Packer.

My approach to my research is that of methodological agnosticism: there is no political, philosophical, religious, theological, rhetorical, or theoretical framework that rules my process–I am free to use all, any, or none interchangeably. Orthodoxies are dangerous, inhibiting, lazy, and in most cases stupid.

Please expect updates and edits to this page. There is no excuse for a static “About” page.