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Press Release November 15, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Five Documents Related to the Internal Audit of Temples

MormonLeaks™ releases the following five documents, all from 2006, used to audit temples:

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Press Release November 7, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

The MormonLeaks™ Team Launches FaithLeaks and the Truth and Transparency Foundation

The MormonLeaks™ team is proud to announce critical expansions to its efforts by offering additional channels that build on our news reporting, public commentary, and criticism of all things Mormon.

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Press Release October 1, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes Manuals for Mission Presidents, Patriarchs and a Talk

MormonLeaks™ publishes the following three documents:

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Press Release September 30, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Recordings of August 2017 Kansas Wichita Area Adult and Youth Sessions

MormonLeaks™ releases audio recordings of recent meetings held in the Kansas Wichita Area with Dallin H. Oaks. The meetings took place in August 2017.

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Press Release September 29, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Documents Showing Theft of Church Funds

MormonLeaks™ releases ward financial statements and translated emails demonstrating theft of Church funds by a Bishop in Holland.

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Press Release September 28, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Emails and Attachment Regarding Gospel Topics Essays and Attendance Statistics

MomonLeaks™ releases the following documents:

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Press Release September 27, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Meeting Minutes from Various Executive Committees

MomonLeaks™ releases six sets of meeting minutes from various committees spanning from 2014 – 2016.

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Press Release September 26, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes Four Slide Decks Exploring Issues Concerning Various Demographics

MomonLeaks™ releases four PowerPoint slide decks that present the research finding of four different studies.

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Press Release September 25, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Donation Drive

MormonLeaks™ was founded on the belief that increased transparency within the Mormon Church results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse within Mormonism. We provide sources and whistleblowers the technical ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents for starting and expanding news reporting, public commentary, and criticism related to Mormonism. It’s a group worth supporting. Over the past six months, MormonLeaks™ has helped generate substantial discussion related to questionable financial practices, sexual abuse within Mormonism, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and the inner workings of the Mormon Church. It has also successfully defended fair use claims and stood up for the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment.

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Press Release September 23, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes Slide Deck Concerning Gender Equality

Today MormonLeaks™ releases a 2014 PowerPoint slide deck entitled “Gender Equality” in the Church.

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Press Release September 21, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Email from L. Whitney Clayton Concerning Affirmation Conference

Today MormonLeaks™ releases a 2014 email from L. Whitney Clayton to several General and Area Authories, in which instruction is given concerning the Affirmation Conference happening the following week. Affirmation is a non-profit that “work[s] for the understanding and acceptance of gays and lesbians as full, equal and worthy persons” within the Mormon Church.1

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Press Release September 19, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Receives and Responds to DMCA Take Down; Publishes 53 Additional McConkie Papers

On July 24, 2017 MormonLeaks™ released the first installment of the McConkie Papers: 37 unpublished documents from the hand of controversial Mormon leader Bruce R. McConkie. Subsequently on July 26, 2017, MormonLeaks™ received a DMCA take down request from the attorney of the McConkie heirs asking for the removal of all 37 documents. Today MormonLeaks™ responds to the request refusing to comply and publishes another 53 documents in the McConkie Papers series.

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Press Release September 5, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Instruction from General Authorities Concerning Local Disciplinary Action

MormonLeaks™ releases the following documents:

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Press Release August 30, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes Video Recording Between BYU Football Player and Provo City Police

MormonLeaks™ recently received a video which depicted an interaction between the Provo Police Department, Francis Bernard, and other unidentified individuals. The video was recorded on December 4, 2016. In the video we learn that this is the second visit from the police that night and one of multiple visits they have had to make over time to Mr. Bernard.

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Press Release August 22, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Internal Communication from Mormon Church Concerning Denver Snuffer and the Remnant Movement

MormonLeaks™ releases the following documents, all of which can be found by clicking on the single link below:

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Press Release August 8, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Priesthood Leadership Conference Meeting Minutes

MormonLeaks™ releases meeting minutes from the Utah Layton Priesthood Leadership Conference held in February 2014. Multiple members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Quorum of the Seventy, and stake leaders in the Layton area were in attendance.

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Press Release July 24, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

Introducing The McConkie Papers: MormonLeaks™ Releases 37 Never Before Published Documents by Bruce R. McConkie

Today, MormonLeaks™ introduces a series of documents called The McConkie Papers. Its first installment is a series of 37 unpublished sermons, lessons, and accounts written by Bruce R. McConkie, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from 1972 to 1985 and author of Mormon Doctrine.

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Press Release July 12, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Stands for Net Neutrality

MormonLeaks™ believes that a neutral Internet is key in preserving the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment. Today, the FCC is threatening the beauty of the Internet that allows small organizations, such as MormonLeaks™, make their voices heard by rolling back important regulations that prevent Internet service providers decide what websites’ traffic should receive priority when traveling through the Internet, thus giving them the power to potentially censor the Internet in their favor. Today MormonLeaks™ is participating in the Battle for the Net and making our strong opposition to the FCC’s proposal known. Please consider writing your legistlators by filling out the form at battleforthenet.com and inform them that you suport classifying broadband as a common carrier under Title II of the Communications Act. To learn more read here.

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Press Release July 11, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases a Letter and a Memo Concerning General Authority Emeritus and Travel Benefits

Today, MormonLeaks™ releases the following documents:

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Press Release July 3, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes Letter from Hawaiian Stake Presidency Concerning the Consumption of Kava

Today, MormonLeaks™ publishes an October 2006 letter from the Laie Hawaii Stake Presidency addressing the consumption of Kava, a plant whose roots are used to create a sedative drink.:

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Press Release June 24, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Internal Documents from the Mormon Church's Public Affairs Council in the United Kingdom

Today, MormonLeaks™ releases the following documents:

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Press Release June 20, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Financial Guidelines for Local Leaders

Today, MormonLeaks™ releases the following documents:

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Press Release June 19, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Republishes Video Removed by YouTube

Early last week, Mike Norton, aka NewNameNoah, posted a video to YouTube of a 12 year old lesbian Mormon girl speaking in front of her Mormon congregation. After expressing her feelings that God “did not mess up” by making her gay, the microphone was cut off by the leaders of the congregation. That video has since been removed from YouTube. Today MormonLeaks is republishing this video on its own server so the public can still view it.

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Press Release June 13, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Speech by Dallin H. Oaks to BYU Leadership and PowerPoint Concerning the Church in West Africa

Today MormonLeaks™ releases the following two documents:

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Press Release June 8, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Issues Press Release Addressing the Protection of Sources

Our mission at MormonLeaks™ is to provide sources the ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents related to Mormonism that start or expand news reporting, public commentary, and criticism that results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse within Mormonism. Maintaining the strict anonymity of our sources is our top priority. To this end — similar to the The New York Times, The Associated Press, and other media outlets — MormonLeaks™ uses a document submission tool known as SecureDrop that allows our sources to anonymously submit documents. When documents are submitted via this tool, our team cannot identify the source of the submission.

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Press Release June 6, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Six Checks Paid With Fast Offering Funds Later Questioned by a General Authority

Today MormonLeaks™ releases six checks written by leadership from various congregations in Utah using fast offering funds. Five are accompanied with a letter questioning the transactions and asking the respective Stake Presidents to verify the funds were used appropriately according to Church guidlines. According to sources, the letters are from a General Authority.

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Press Release May 30, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Documents Used to Assess "Pornography Addiction Recovery Needs"

Today MormonLeaks™ releases documents given to local leaders which are used to help assess the needs of those members who view pornography.

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Press Release May 23, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes Documents Detailing 2014 and 2015 Mission Presidents' Seminars

Today MormonLeaks™ releases documents detaling the 2014 Seminar for New Mission Presidents and the 2015 Interim Mission Presidents’ Seminar for the Utah North, Utah Salt Lake City, and Utah South areas. The links below lead to pages overviewing the documents obtained.

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Press Release May 16, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Mormon Church's 2006 Salary Structures

Today MormonLeaks™ releases the following documents:

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Press Release May 9, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

Today MormonLeaks™ Releases 4 New Documents

Today MormonLeaks™ releases the following 4 documents:

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Press Release May 2, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes 3 HR Documents and 2 Letters

Today MormonLeaks™ publishes the following 3 human resources documents:

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Press Release April 2, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks Publishes a 1992 Manual on the Ecclesiastical Support of Gay Members

Today MormonLeaks™ publishes a manual from 1992 instructing local ecclesiastical leaders how to help and support members of their congregation with “homoesexual problems”:

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Press Release April 1, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

Minutes to 3 Meetings with Church Leadership Leaked

Today MormonLeaks™ publishes the minutes to the following meetings with Church leadership in the Utah Area:

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Press Release March 31, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases 2 Emails and a Letter

Today MormonLeaks™ releases the following:

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Press Release March 30, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Emails Revealing Prior Implementation of Items from November 2015 Gay Policy

Today MormonLeaks™ releases an email chain from July 21, 2015. It contains dialogue between leaders of the Mormon Church inquiring if children of gay couples are to be blessed in Sacrament Meeting. The final response comes from L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy.

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Press Release March 29, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Email By L. Whitney Clayton Sent Days After Gay Marriage Becomes Legal in Utah

Today MormonLeaks™ releases a copy of an email written by L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy forwarded to all Utah Area Authorities on December 24, 2013, 4 days after gay marriage was ruled legal in the state.

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Press Release March 28, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes Documents Detailing Mormon Church's Social Media Operations

Today MormonLeaks™ publishes 2 documents related to the Mormon Chruch’s social media operations.

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Press Release March 25, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Names of Speakers of Tonight's Womens Conference

Today MormonLeaks™ releases the names of those speaking at tonight’s General Womens Session of the April 2017 LDS General Conference:

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Press Release March 23, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases 2 Documents Relating to Mormon Church's Proposition 8 Campaign

  1. The following is a PowerPoint slide deck entitled Proposition 8 Grassroots Program that was used to train members of the Church in California how to campaign effectively in support of Proposition 8 during the 2008 election year.

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Press Release March 21, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

2 More Documents from MormonLeaks™

Today MormonLeaks™ publishes the following 2 documents:

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Press Release March 15, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Publishes 2 Documents and 1 Video

MormonLeaks™ publishes 2 documents and 1 video:

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Press Release March 14, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Responds to Mormon Church's DMCA Take Down

MormonLeaks™ attorney has issued a response to the Mormon Church’s DMCA take down notice and the original PowerPoint document has been republished. You can read the attorney’s response and view the document in question with the links below.

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Press Release March 1, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Receives Legal Notice From LDS Church

On March 1, 2017 MormonLeaks received the following notice ordering us to take down the PowerPoint presentation that was leaked yesterday. The LDS Church was also successful in getting docdroid.net to take down the document independent of any action on the part of MormonLeaks.

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Press Release February 28, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

Another 3 Documents from MormonLeaks™

MormonLeaks™ releases the following 3 documents:

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Press Release February 21, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Records Documenting Temple Ordinances of 17 Public Figures

MormonLeaks™ releases the records of the posthumous temple ordinances for the following notable public figures:

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Press Release February 15, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Live Q&A

Ryan did a live Q&A on Facebook on February 14, 2017. Below is the recording:

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Press Release February 7, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases 5 More Documents

MormonLeaks™ releases the following 5 documents:

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Press Release January 31, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

Today MormonLeaks™ Releases 6 Documents

MormonLeaks™ releases the following six documents:

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Press Release January 24, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases Another 8 Documents Today

  1. Direct deposit pay advice from 2002 for Joseph B. Wirthlin

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Press Release January 16, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

8 New Documents About Apologetics, Church PR, and Statistics

Today MormonLeaks™ releases 8 different documents that fall under three categories: Apologetics, Church PR and Statistics

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Press Release January 9, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Releases 4 Documents

Today MormonLeaks™ (formerly MormonWikiLeaks) releases 4 leaked documents:

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Press Release January 9, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonWikiLeaks.com now MormonLeaks.io

At the request of WikiLeaks, MormonWikiLeaks™ has changed its name to MormonLeaks™. While WikiLeaks is in full support of our mission to expose corruption and abuse within the Mormon Church, they felt that the names were too similar.

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Press Release December 22, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonWikiLeaks™ Site Launch and Live Q&A

Ryan did a live Q&A on Facebook on December 22, 2016. Below is the recording:

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Press Release December 19, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV

MormonLeaks™ Original Leaks

On October 2, 2016, MormonLeaks™ released 15 videos of meetings of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles. You can find the links to them below:

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