What might we find if we search the historical record about what LDS Prophets have taught around abuse. What have they said about Rape, or Child Abuse, or Sexual Assault? What would be taught by those who held the prophetic mantle? And What about in the present. The LDS Church says it takes abuse seriously but do they in fact practice what they preach. This week on Mormonism Live we investigate the past and the present and share what we find.
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This episode contains discussions of sensitive and distressing topics related to abuse within the context of Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will delve into past teachings, present challenges, and the lack of accountability, which may be triggering for individuals who have experienced trauma. Viewer discretion is advised. If you find these subjects distressing, consider seeking support or skipping this content for your well-being.
3:05 Intro & Stats
19:10 Emphasis on controlling women
23:00 Tokens of virginity
27:45 The Ordeal of Bitter Water
40:50 Harshness for women
43:08 Problematic Mormon Scripture
47:45 The Miracle of Forgiveness: Better to die
1:11:40 Maven’s date gets possessive
1:08:15 The 1984 Letter
1:32:50 Richard G. Scott victim blames
1:38:50 Maven’s experiences as gatekeeper of chastity
1:45:30 Maven’s red dress
1:52:20 Maven’s experiences modding comments on modesty/sexuality
2:06:20 How the Church approaches abuse
2:27:25 Closing thoughts
Sexual Violence in Utah, Annual Report 2021: https://vipp.health.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/SexualViolenceInUtahReport_2021.pdf
Child Sexual Abuse – USU https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/a-bolder-way-forward/child-sexual-abuse
Utah lawmaker questions whether sex with an unconscious person is rape ‘in every instance’ – Salt Lake Tribune: https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=2136918&itype=CMSID
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