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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  • sexually abused by my autistic twin brother and slut shamed by my ward and stake

    I was a victim of cocsa for 10 1/2 years from the ages of 5-15 1/2. My parents and ward/stake members saw this weekly and slut shamed me for ‘allowing and encouraging’ him to behave that way. My parents told me to repent of my sins because he’s disabled so…

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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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  • 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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  • Brother is a convicted sex offender

    My brother was convicted of multiple charges, including several sex with a child charges. His own 3 daughters were abused along with several nieces, cousins and neighbors. None of this would have continued if the LDS church would have reported his first confession of rape to get off his mission…

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  • Child sexual torture, sexual abuse, and a cover-up from a place of “love”.

    This all started for me when I was 7 and went on for over a year. When I was 8, I finally spoke up to my parents about what had been happening to me in spite of the threats of violence if I told. I endured rape and what would…

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  • My father groomed me to protect him.

    My father groomed me to protect him. He molested me in my bed in 1980. When I finally told his bishop in 1991, the bishop called him to meet me in bishop’s office to apologize. My father said “on that day I had to decide what kind of man I…

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  • Hidden Sexual Abuse by bishop

    I was groomed and molested by my step dad from the ages of 9-18. When I was around 15 I admitted to the bishop’s wife in my ward in California, what was happening to me. Apparently my step dad went before the stake council and was disfellowshipped. I don’t know…

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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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  • I lived outside

    All of my ancestors were Mormon pioneers, in fact some notable ones, I’m a descendant of Joseph F Smith. My mother was very Mormon, my father however lost his faith and left the church and us. He left my mother with three young children. My mother did not feel complete…

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