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Radio Free Mormon: 39: Church Sex Scandal Cover-up Part 2

RFM revisits the latest developments in the Joseph Bishop case, including his attempts to further unredact the the Joseph Bishop police interview report, access the Audio interview, His discovery after much work to get his hands on the “David Jordan” LDS Church dossier which was accidentally sent and used by Greg Bishop both father and legal council for Joseph Bishop…..  as well as his behind the scenes recent conversations with Mckenna Denson herself and what he has learned from those.  Radio Free Mormon through all of this and more helps us see that there is still much about this case that contributes to a much bigger picture………..  Especially if what we knew was on Page 4 of the Church’s dossier


14 thoughts on “Radio Free Mormon: 39: Church Sex Scandal Cover-up Part 2”

  1. Ask and it shall be given! You are amazing RFM for going the extra mile on this! I got this downloaded and am gonna listen to it right when i have free time to do so!
    Thanks for your hard work!

  2. Thank you RFM, you have just the right way of getting to the bottom of the issues. I know this will never happen, but it would be nice if the nine most powerful women in the church, that being the RS, YW, and Primary General Presidencies, would hold a press conference denouncing the methods that David Jordan is employing in the name of the church to impeach McKenna Denson’s credibility. At the same time all of us “expendables” need to up our game to your level and start educating ourselves so that we can get things changed.

    1. That would be WONDERFUL if the top nine women in the church did that!

      But I suppose there is little likelihood of that actually happening.

      Which is why they are the top nine women in the church!

  3. Ha ha, I thought you were going to end with “Young Girl”, by Gary Puckett.

    Well in the end this is going to make us a better Church, book of Mormon does contain examples of the church falling into iniquity.

    It’s funny how I wish Mckenna return to church activity among the saints despite our worts and all. Lets allow God to be our guide through everything that we do.

    1. “Young Girl” by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap would have been great!

      I had another suggestion of the Police, “I’ll Be Watching You.”

      As to your suggestion about allowing God to be our guide through everything we do . . .

      . . . I’m willing if the prophet is.


  4. Well done. I’m grateful that you are willing to spend your valuable time in getting to the truth of this issue. Thanks RFM.

  5. RFM, thank you for the work you are putting into this. The case is outrageous and disturbing, and I’m so disgusted by how the church has responded. It has broken my heart for the people who have been abused and victimized, demeaned and dismissed. I don’t know if it’s more outrageous than the November exclusion policy, but to me this despicable treatment by men claiming the mantel of ‘prophets, seers and revelators’ has been more revealing of their character and priorities and shown the world everything it needs to know about whether Christ is directing them.

    Question: I don’t understand why Mckenna Denson’s history of childhood sexual abuse, having a baby, etc would be included in the records provided to the MTC when she went there. The information that enabled Joseph Bishop to target and groom her for abuse… why would anyone feel that would be appropriate to pass along with her mission documents?

  6. I agree with the assessment in your first paragraph.

    As to the question raised in your second paragraph, I do not know the answer. But every missionary likely does have a file that is submitted to the mission president, which would be the accumulation of all the steps they had to go through in order to become a missionary, at a minimum.

    I do not know what else is in such a file, or why it would be reviewed by the mission president.

    But it does appear that McKenna’s MTC President, Joseph Bishop, had her singled out of 1,200 new missionaries the very first day she reported to the MTC.

    Something must account for that.

  7. You’ve not only dug out all the relevant details, you have clearly articulated them. Thank you. What an absolute abuse by the CHURCH besides Joseph Bishop. It’s angering and heart-breaking at the same time.

    1. There are so many tentacles to this story, I decided to focus on the aspect of how it appears the LDS Church is engaged in covering it up.

      I was surprised how deep it went and how it took an hour and fifty minutes on the first podcast, only to then take an hour and 30 minutes on the second podcast.

      I am currently having to put off General Conference Review yet again in order to work on an update to my public information request to the BYU-Police Department that I mailed three weeks ago.

      I just got a response yesterday . . .

  8. RFM, I LOVE your podcast! I appreciate all the careful detailing and fact checking. It makes me feel like I did when I listened to the first Serial podcast with Adnan Syed.

    This latest episode makes me wonder how one might access their own disciplinary files that the Church has/maintains on them? And how one might be able to “force” destruction of said files? And really can one trust that to actually be accomplished?

    In Jeremiah 31:34 it states: “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” I guess this only applies to the Lord and not the Church though, right?

    Thanks for all your efforts! It is truly appreciated.

  9. To me, Ron Leavitt is the biggest smoking gun in all of this. If the church didn’t know about this issue in 1987, why in the world would they contact the man before this information went public? How would anyone know that he knew anything if he never reported anything to a “higher” authority?

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