Ethan Gregory Dodge

Ethan Gregory Dodge

2019 Jehovah’s Witness Convention Videos Published Again After Successful Takedown Request

Each year, thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses flood into football and soccer stadiums across the globe to prepare for enlightenment and direction from their global leaders, the Governing Body. The Governing Body is comprised of eight men, all living and working in upstate New York in a compound affectionately referred

Jehovah's Witnesses Overhaul Proselytizing Procedures in Response to EU Regulation

In a letter leaked online dated May 13, 2019, it was revealed that the Jehovah’s Witnesses made sweeping changes to the practice they are best known for: proselytizing. Addressed “to all congregations in Britain and Ireland”, the letter notes that Witnesses are “accustomed to collecting personal data” on the

Decades of Letters Addressed to Jehovah’s Witness Leaders in Brazil and Portugal Now Published Online

This past Sunday, May 5, 2019, Truth & Transparency published hundreds of letters written in Portuguese by the highest leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The vast majority of the letters, dating back to the 1970s, are addressed and intended only for the eyes of those possessing the title of

Director of Mormon Temple Videos Charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse of a Child

On April 2, 2019, Sterling Van Wagenen, noted film director and producer, was indicted in Utah on a single count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. An arrest warrant  was issued on April 4 and Van Wagenen posted bail of $75,000 on April 8. The charge is a

‘The Church has always been anti-gay’; LGBT Community Reacts in the Wake of Mormon Policy Rescission

Last Thursday, President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormon Church, took to the stand and rescinded a policy that caused a massive uproar in Mormonism. Leaked with the help of Truth & Transparency co-founder,

Sandy Police Investigating Van Wagenen for Second Instance of Sex Abuse

A document received through an open records request by Truth & Transparency from the Sandy Police Department has revealed that Van Wagenen is currently under investigation for a sex offense. In February, Truth & Transparency released a recording in which Sterling Van Wagenen, a noted executive producer and director of
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