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False Story Removed From Newest Book on the Life of Mormon President Russell M. Nelson

A book exploring the life and teachings of Russell M. Nelson, current President of the Mormon Church, underwent a last minute edit before its public release on April 8, 2019. The publisher, Deseret Book, became aware that the book contained a faith promoting story with material inaccuracies.The story was

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

BYU Religion Professor Guilty of Plagiarism; University Yet to Take Action

In 2003, Alonzo Gaskill joined the faculty of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University’s (BYU) College of Religious Education. Gaskill had just completed eight years working at the Mormon Church’s Institute of Religion, part of the Church Educational System (CES), in Palo Alto,

Interview With Police Reveals Small Discrepancy in Sterling Van Wagenen's Story

Days after molesting David, Van Wagenen’s son's friend, Sterling Van Wagenen turned himself into police at  the Salt Lake County Sheriff's office. In a transcript obtained by Truth & Transparency, Van Wagenen implies he was encouraged to turn himself in by his therapist in Provo, Utah. The name of

Director of Mormon Temple Videos and Sundance Festival Co-founder Admits to Child Molestation in Early 90s

While at a sleepover with a friend in 1993, David woke up in the middle of the night to something that would haunt him for the rest of his life. His friend’s dad had his hand down his pants and was rubbing his penis. He jumped up and ran

California Mormon Leader Instructs Members to Oppose Proposed Sex Education Initiative

The Mormon Church, formally the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has long maintained a neutral position regarding political parties and candidates. They do, however, explicitly reserve the right to call attention to issues that they feel have a significant impact on church members. Screenshot retrieved from: https://www.

MormonLeaks Releases Emails Detailing an Internal Investigation of Abuse

💡You are viewing a press release published under the name MormonLeaks before we began publishing investigative pieces under the name Truth & Transparency.MormonLeaks releases emails from July 2016 summarizing allegations of sex abuse made by a sister missionary against her former Patriarch and the internal investigation conducted by the