Refuting the errors of Jonathan Neville and the Heartland hoax

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Those who live in glass houses, pt. 11

(Part eleven of a series.)

glass houseRecently, the Interpreter Foundation launched, a website dedicated to sharing and defending the testimonies of the Three and Eight Witnesses.

Jonathan Neville—who simply cannot stand anything the Interpreter Foundation does—complained about their new website on one of his blogs:
This new web page is another storefront in the Potemkin village of the Interpreter, FairMormon, Book of Mormon Central, Evidence Central, Meridian Magazine, BYU Studies, BMAF, etc. It’s all the same people behind the scenes. Somehow, they seem to actually believe that if they put up enough different-looking store fronts, they can convince Church members to accept M2C and SITH.
Keep in mind that this was written by a man who has twenty-eight blogs and websites (only recently pared down from as many as seventy-three) and who cross-posts his own writings on these various blogs on his main website,

For Jonathan Neville, of all people, to complain about “Potemkin villages” and “different-looking store fronts” is truly the Everest summit of audacity and chutzpah!

—Peter Pan

(P.S: is a terrific website that I warmly recommend.)


  1. John Dehlin: gets the benefit of the doubt from Neville.

    A new faithful website that has nothing to do with geography: does not.

    1. That is a terrific point that needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

  2. Lmao Potemkin villages is perfect. Neville authors multiple blogs to make it appear as if he’s more than a one-man-show. And a massive lol at the idea that he and the FIRM inner circle are not *also* primarily the only people writing Heartlander nonsense.

  3. His list of conspirators is missing Ensign/Liahona, Church history department, and a few other official sources. But he still (ironically) has Deseret Book to peddle his wares.

    1. Not to mention President Nelson, President Ballard, and Elders Uchtdorf, Cook, and Gong, all of whom have publicly taught as truths those things which Neville believes are “rejecting” the testimonies of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.


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