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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" ...
David Kelly and Gary Cohn of the Los Angeles Times investigate the failure of public agencies to check the activities of a religious sect on the border of Utah and Arizona. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), an offshoot of Mormonism is the sect. Its members have engaged in polygamy, sexual abuse, spousal abuse and child abuse with no government intervention to curb these crimes.
These stories are the latest in the investigation Dougherty began in 2002, which uncovered widespread sexual abuse within a religious society that coerces underage girls into polygamous unions with much older men. In these stories, Dougherty discovered that the sect was in the process of relocating to Eldorado, TX. He also found that the community is afflicted by a rare genetic disorder as a result of its history of inbreeding. Finally, the stories discuss the relationship between the state and the community, especially in the state-funded school district which employs a lot of community people.
This series of seven stories showed that the Mormon Church is not the fastest growing religion worldwide, as it claims. In fact, active church membership is about a third of what the official numbers are. Traditionally Mormon majority counties in Utah are losing their majority status. And stricter criteria for missionaries have reduced their numbers and converts worldwide.
A fundamentalist Mormon Church in Arizona has erected a separate society in which polygamy is openly encouraged and enforced, in violation of the Constitution of Arizona and Utah. The church, whose members own most, if not all of the property in town, is also able to tap into the state's welfare system in order to support their large families. In many cases, the brides are underage and are stripped of all civil rights and forced to marry. All property and jobs are all controlled by one "prophet," as well as the self-erected political system of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-Day Saints.
New Times investigates the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The investigation reveals that despite claiming to emphasize personal propriety and the value of children, the Mormon community has protected serial child molesters across the country. (December 22 - 28, 1995)
The New Times investigates the Mormon Church and its stand on child molestation and incest, finding that in such cases church members tend to hang together in a system that shields the perpetrator and often blames the victim. The series documents evidenc of the church sheilding serial child molesters who are members of the church.