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April 20, 2021

How Does the Mormon Church Approach Abuse Allegations?

Despite its insistence that it has a “zero-tolerance policy when it comes to abuse,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been accused by many former and current members of covering up systemic sexual abuse. The claims stretch...

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April 13, 2021

How Mormon Views on Sexuality Silence Abuse Victims

For most Americans, premarital sex is a personal decision made between two consenting adults and has few (if any) community repercussions. But for those who practice the Mormon faith, sex before marriage is seen by most members and virtually all...

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April 6, 2021

Is It Worth It to File a Claim Against the Mormon Church?

For many members of the Mormon Church, their congregation is an essential source of support, spiritual guidance, and community. But for thousands of current and former members, their experience was tarnished by sexual abuse and systemic inaction to punish the...

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March 23, 2021

Why the Mormon Church Abuse Hotline Hasn’t Helped Victims

As more cases of systemic sexual abuse at the hands of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to come to light, so too does the handling of its sexual abuse hotline. Nearly 20 years ago, the Mormon...

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March 16, 2021

How the Mormon Church and the Boy Scouts of America are Linked

For more than a century, the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (formerly LDS or Mormon Church) nurtured a partnership so deeply that one out of every five BSA members was Mormon....

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March 10, 2021

Can I File a Sexual Abuse Claim Against the Mormon Church Anonymously?

One of the most challenging aspects of filing a claim against the Mormon Church for sexual abuse is readying yourself to do so. Taking action against your Church community may be difficult and feel like an act of disloyalty—especially if...

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February 9, 2021

What the Mormon Church’s Assets Mean for Sexual Abuse Victims

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—formerly known as the LDS or Mormon Church–is one of the wealthiest religious organizations in the world. Between donations from its more than 16.5 million members and the practice of tithing, where members...

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January 27, 2021

Where Does Abuse in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Frequently Happen?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is finally facing the consequences of decades of sexual abuse and coverups, with multiple lawsuits being filed by victims across the United States. Just recently, a 316-page report based on public records,...

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