Christine Kenneally has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Monthly. Her 2018 Buzzfeed article, “The Ghosts of the Orphanage,” was nominated for a National Magazine Award. "I understood that the abuse was a big part of the story.
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In the previous episode of this series, McKenna Denson shared her
experience recording a conversation with her former Missionary Training
Center president, Joseph Bishop, in which he can be heard admitting to
sexual misconduct with multiple women while he was a leader in The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On the recording, she confronts him
with the allegation that he raped her while she was a Mormon missionary in
1984, an allegation he denies.
In this part of the series, the spiritual dimension of this story begins to
How has the church responded to emerging facts — both "the church" as a
collection of individual believers, as well as the corporate institution
based in Salt Lake City?
While McKenna Denson was was training as a Mormon missionary in the MTC in Provo, Utah in 1984, she says the MTC president, Joseph Bishop, raped her in a basement room.Last year, she confronted Bishop in person and recorded their conversation, where he can be heard admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women throughout his time as a high-ranking church leader.Bishop denies the rape allegation, but a Brigham Young University police report shows that he told officers that while he served as president of the MTC, he asked a young sister missionary to expose her breasts to him in a basement room.On this episode of Mosaic, the #MeToo movement comes to Mormonism.In this first entry in a special series on #MormonMeToo, we'll look at how the Mormon concept of obedience helps shed light on this complex, difficult story.
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