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Impact journalism from Truth & Transparency regarding Mormonism.

LDS Church has Most Valuable Private Real Estate Portfolio in the US, Evidence Suggests

An investigation by Truth & Transparency reveals that, in July 2020, the LDS Church owned 1,754,633 acres across the country with a minimum market value of $15.7 billion.

Mormon Church Moves Public Stock Holdings to Single Entity

This morning, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Ensign Peak Advisors, the investment arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reported a total of $38.7 billion of holdings in the U.S. stock market. Truth & Transparency first reported on this topic in May 2018 by

Mormon-tied Public Holdings Near $35 Billion; Venture Capital Investments in Pharma and Tech Companies Discovered

In May 2018 the Mormon Church was connected to 13 LLCs holding assets in the U.S. stock market worth over $32 billion. The public filings for the third quarter of 2019 for 12 of these LLCs show they are now worth a combined total of $34.9 billion.

Court Documents Reveal Mormon Bishop’s Failure to Report Led to Continued Abuse and an Additional Victim

The following article discusses sexual abuse and child pornography Sometime in 2010 or 2011, Paul Adams went to his Mormon bishop and confessed to not only molesting his young daughter, but also videotaping those sexual encounters and distributing them on the internet. What happened next, or rather what didn’t

Court Documents Show Local Mormon Leaders Failed to Report the Manufacturing of Child Pornography Following Confession

In early February 2018, a twenty-year-old man named Benjamin Alyk contacted the Davis County Attorney’s Office in Utah and informed them that he was prepared to confess to having manufactured and distributed child pornography when he was 15 and 16 years old. Alyk met with Brent Baggs, Investigator for

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,