Critics say church elders have treated child sexual abuse as a sin rather than a crime, carefully documenting cases in internal files but not reporting allegations to authorities.
"My phone pinged before I stepped off the plane ... My mom texted: 'Trisha, I love you very much, but I can’t let you come to my wedding.'"
"I was told I’d stop aging and I’d be a teenager forever. I didn’t think I’d ever earn money for myself, have a bank account, own a home, fall in love, get married."
"Death is nothing when you anticipate a resurrection — just blink your eyes and awake in perfection."
Officials suspect the seven attacks on houses of worship in Thurston County, Washington, are meant to “send a message.”
Door-to-door ministering made me feel awkward and embarrassed.
There have been six attacks on Jehovah’s Witness kingdom halls in Thurston County since March.
Governments who support “religious freedom” over the equal human rights and dignity of others condone, and even endorse discrimination.