MormonLeaks reposts LDS Church apostasy presentation, rebuffs faith’s copyright violation claim

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


The MormonLeaks website on Tuesday reposted an LDS Church PowerPoint presentation dealing with the roots of apostasy, such as pornography, campaigns to ordain women, challenges to the faith’s history and general “lack of righteousness.”

The site, which has generated past headlines by displaying restricted church papers on topics ranging from the salaries of Mormon apostles to rules governing calls home by missionaries, had taken down the presentation after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints threatened legal action March 1.

Based on a copyright-violation allegation, it marked the first time that the Utah-based faith had turned to its attorneys to challenge MormonLeaks’ revelations in the four months the site has been up.

On Tuesday, the site reposted the material, along with a letter sent Monday to Barry Taggart, a representative of the LDS Church’s Intellectual Property Office.

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