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Fri May 3, 2019, 09:21 PM

The Mormon Church Has Been Accused of Using a Victims' Hotline to Hide Claims of Sexual Abuse

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Source: Vice

Helpline calls are not immediately transferred to authorities so they can take action. Instead, they are funneled into a law firm closely tied to the Mormon Church. As it turns out, the same firm that created the Mormon Church’s abuse reporting system in 1995 now defends it in abuse-related lawsuits, including the one filed by Helen W.

Structurally, that law firm, Kirton McConkie, is independent of the Mormon Church. But for decades, the firm has served as its legal alter ego, its sword and shield in lawsuits, its policy adviser, and its legislative advocate.

The firm, which was founded by Church members, is located a few blocks away from the soaring Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. The Church is Kirton McConkie’s largest client and, along with sex abuse cases, it represents the church in business and other kinds of disputes. Today, the Mormon Church still bars women from serving as bishops. A recent survey found only four women among the nearly 100 partners in its Salt Lake City office.

Read more: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/d3n73w/duty-to-report-the-mormon-church-has-been-accused-of-using-a-victims-hotline-to-hide-sexual-abuse-claims?



How is this even legal?!?

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Response to FreeState (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 09:22 PM

1. Does the Utah bar have any teeth

How is this not an ethical violation?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Fri May 3, 2019, 09:59 PM

2. Short answer is NO.

The Bar is controlled by the Mormon Priesthood and for a non Mormon to become a Lawyer in good standing,is one real challenge. Not many Non Mormon Lawyers in Utah.

The whole Judicial System in Utah is suspect at best. Ask any non Mormon who has had any experience with it.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri May 3, 2019, 10:05 PM

3. Freedom of religion, as long as you are the right religion.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Fri May 3, 2019, 10:09 PM

4. You got it!

Used to live in the Theocracy for twelve years full time. What a relief the day we left. Each time we travel through that backassward State,we watch so we do not get stopped for speeding. They love out of State Drivers. Oh BTW,you better hire a Mormon Lawyer if you decide to fight any ticket and chances are you will get the shaft anyway.

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Response to FreeState (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 10:43 PM

5. The McConkie family, members of, have held high positions in the church for years.

For anyone in the church or anyone else to claim that family is independent of the Mormon Church is bullshit. That firm exist to serve the church. They married into the Smith family.

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Sat May 4, 2019, 08:20 AM

6. Locking...

This post doesn't meet the criteria for LBN, please feel free to repost in GD or Editorials & Other Articles. Thank you!

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