This week's leaked document about Mormon cover-ups for alleged sexual abusers raises the uncomfortable reminder that my religion is firmly enmeshed with the politics of empire. Which really never ends well.
A high-ranking Mormon mission leader has been accused of sexual misconduct, even sexual assault. As the story unfolds, here's a brief guide to what we know and when we learned it.
(RNS) A former president of the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, is accused of sexual misconduct, which he appears to admit in a leaked interview. Meanwhile, his family points to the accuser's own checkered history of alleged fraud and run-ins with the police.
Research shows that the second-most-common reason people leave the LDS Church is that they didn't trust Church leaders to tell the truth about controversial issues.
(RNS) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints finally takes notice of MormonLeaks.