Brigham Young said, find the truth for yourself
I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by Him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self-security, trusting their eternal destiny in the hands of their leaders with a reckless confidence that in itself would thwart the purposes of God in their salvation, and weaken that influence they could give to their leaders, did they know for themselves, by the revelations of Jesus, that they are led in the right way. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not.” (Journal of Discourses, 9:150
Some of my friends and family were debating gay marriage on a social media site today. One person argued that the church tells us what to do and what to believe. Brigham Young was one of the early prophets of the restored church. I hope I have instilled in my children the importance of finding out for themselves what their beliefs are, and not blindly following any person, church leader or otherwise.
Also- I love The X-Files and Fox Mulder with all my heart. David Duchovny, why don't you love me?