Relationship Between Mormons and Boy Scouts Lacks Transparency, Accountability

Last summer’s settlement of a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and the Boy Scouts of America involving former Scoutmaster Vance Hein reveals the lack of communication between the two organizations. This is in spite of the fact that the Mormon Church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts […]

LDS Church and Boy Scouts Settle Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and the Boy Scouts of America have settled a sexual abuse lawsuit involving Vance Hein, a scoutmaster and prominent member of his local Mormon Church. While a scoutmaster in Pennsylvania, Hein sexually assaulted Melvin Novak, then 14. Novak said he was abused at Hein’s home, on a trip […]

Gerald Wayne Gunter – Boy Scout Perversion Files

Gerald Wayne Gunter, a farm hand living in Ashland, Oregon, began volunteering as an Assistant Scout Master with Troop 112 of Ashland in December 1984. On November 20, 1985, the national office of the Boy Scouts of America created an “Ineligible Volunteer” or “Perversion File” due to his criminal conviction for sexual abuse on October […]

James Martin Rise – Boy Scout Perversion Files

James Martin Rise (aka James Martin von Richter and James Martin Morris) had a long criminal history by the time he started volunteering for the Boy Scouts. In 1956, he was convicted of fraud by impersonation. In 1979, he was accused of rape in the third degree. In 1980, he was indicted for sexual abuse […]

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