Read 40 survivor stories by victims of sexual abuse or shaming perpetrated by Mormon church members or leaders.

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  • An Un-Silenced Survivor

    To: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Re: A Simple Request My name is Mikelle, and I have been a faithful member of your organization for most of my life. I have put my faith and trust in God, in you, in your leadership, and in every single…

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  • LDS bishop touched my inner thigh – I noped out of there ASAP

    I was a member of the church for years, I had never had a problem with any of the bishops serving, they had all been very lovely and I had been preparing to go to the temple for my endowments and my Bishop was satisfied with my study and was…

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  • Boys will be boys…

    Every bishop I’ve had has asked me very sexually explicit questions. After I had sex for the first time I was required to have confession twice a week. The questions asked during those sessions were so far beyond normal but I didn’t know any better. I only realized how bad…

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  • Branch President went to trial for abuse, was acquitted. Continued molesting young boys for many years after the fact.

    My stepfather was a Branch President in a small congregation in Southwest Missouri. He was accused of molesting a young boy in our ward. A boy with a single mother who would stay over at our house often and play with my little brothers, as my stepfather insisted he needed…

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  • Sexually abused frequently in an LDS chapel by a Primary teacher

    It all started when I was 6, I had just moved to a different class within the church. I met my primary teachers, they were husband and wife. While the wife was teaching I needed to go to the bathroom, the husband was doing hall monitoring so he walked me…

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  • He did the same thing to the other girls in my year right in front of me.

    [An LDS church member] of [a town in] Indiana groped my privates, rear and breasts when I was near the age of 8. He did the same thing to the other girls in my year right in front of me. We told one a couple of our women parents and…

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  • High Priest Pervert

    When I was an 18-year-old university student in 1985/86, attending University in eastern Canada, a high priest in our ward sexually assaulted me while I was supposed to meet up with other students. You see, he wasn’t just a high priest, he also taught Institute. I arrived a few minutes…

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  • Why I left

    I was 30 years old and I finally realized why I didn’t want to stay in the church. I was sexually abused as a child and no one believed or helped me. I always felt an immense sense of guilt and shame for not being “worthy” because that part was…

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  • Raped by the secretary of the bishopric

    I am 47 years old now and when I was 21 I went on a date with someone I worked with at Franklin Covey and he also was in a position of leadership in the mormon church. He said we were meeting with a group, but it ended up being…

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  • A ‘good righteous man’ who was a predator

    Was sexually abused in Mount Hood, Oregon by a prominent stake member at 7 yrs old who ‘generously’ allowed our family to live in his house when we were on hard times. I told my bishop a few years later but was told it happened too long ago and that…

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