How Mandatory Reporting Is Hurting Our Children


A new, heartbreaking story about the abuse of a child by a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broke earlier this morning.

While the new story shouldn’t come as much surprise to anyone—there are, after all, nearly 18 million Latter-day Saints, and many such cases are part of the public record—its authors clearly hope the anecdote shared will influence public policy and perception.

As evidenced by the swift excommunication of the perpetrator in this case, similar to the excommunication of the perpetrator in the Bisbee case, it is clear that the Church of Jesus Christ does not condone abuse.

So the question becomes how can society at large, and Latter-day Saints in particular, help reduce this kind of abuse?

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