In a talk given on November 8, 1977 Elder Neal A Maxwell observed:
"Some insist upon studying the Church only through the eyes of its defectors--like interviewing Judas to understand Jesus. Defectors always tell us more about themselves than about that from which they have departed. Some others patiently feed their pet peeve about the Church without realizing that such a pet will not only bite the hands of him who feeds it, but it will swallow his whole soul."
[Neal A Maxwell, "All Hell is Moved," 3]