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Saturday, October 15
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"Churches Use 'Free Exercise' Defense To Block Abuse Cases"
"Child molester+Mormons=easy prey"
"Lisa Davis on a Mormon tragedy"
"...Davis makes abundantly clear in her well-researched account of systematic abuse and coverup."
"...expect to be enthralled by a crackerjack, no-nonsense journalist at the top of her game."
"This riveting book tells an all-too-common story of how an institution will protect its own perceived interests to the neglect of its values ... on the whole a gripping read."
"Davis’ experience as a journalist proves invaluable in this inquiry into Brother Frank Curtis and the flood of destruction his abuse brought to several Mormon communities. In addition to revealing the emotional and psychological damage caused by Curtis’ horrendous sexual violations, the author divulges the gross negligence and, in some cases, intentional cover-up by bishops and other church leaders when the abuse was discovered... The story is profoundly disturbing, especially when the author reveals the actual abuse followed by the seemingly insidious attempts of the Mormon Church to shield its members and its doctrines through legal loopholes like the clergy-penitent privilege.
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|From the Book
Bobby had done the prison-release work, building and painting for the government, but ultimately he’d gone back to what he knew best, and did most prolifically. His small estate here was built with drug money.
Bobby’s wife handed him the phone with a look and a shrug that told him the caller was unfamiliar, which meant suspicious.
“Yeah,” he said into the phone.
The Mormons. Bobby started thinking, but was distracted by the next question.
“Do you know Manny Saban?”
Bobby hadn’t seen Manny in years. He hadn’t seen anyone from the neighborhood in at least a decade, and even then it was only that he’d randomly run into someone’s sister somewhere. His mind started to drift back to Manny’s house and the park and the Dairy Queen and his friends.
And then Kosnoff dropped a bomb and it was like someone had changed the channel in Bobby’s brain.
“Bobby,” the lawyer said. “Did you know a man named Frank Curtis?”
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