It really doesn't matter; for in the future, it would be referenced by ANTIs for some reason or another, and a future wannabe MORMON apologist would complain: "That's not SCRIPTURE; but mere opinion of man."
They really DO want it both ways!
Seriously, I would like to know when the edict went out. What else was going on at that time? Why the sudden shift from proud Mormons to “Christians”?