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whitewashed church history
The church teaches a cleaned-up or whitewashed version of church history. This is likely due to the troubling issues found in church history and authorities wanting to avoid troubling the members in lessons. The correlated material was put in place with the goal to only include what is faith-promoting. This means leaving some things out and using cherry-picked quotes from history and leaders. This is a problem because members took what they learned and taught in class to be the complete story and are unsettled when they find out the acutal history doesn't match the church narrative.
Profiles with whitewashed church history on their "shelf":