They really don't understand the magnitude of the questions being asked. Anyone who finds out Joseph Smith married a 14 year old, that the Native Americans aren't from the Middle East and that there is no evidence to suggest that the BoM civilization ever existed is going to ask their leaders about those things. Whenever they give the standard non-answer "How vital is this question to my overall understanding and testimony of the gospel?” it will only make the questioner realize their leaders lack the credibility to answer.
COB has no idea what they're dealing with.
Very manipulative attempt to make wording questions in a way that actually leads to light and knowledge more difficult.