Families of survivors say the church funnels sexual abuse claims to church lawyers before police, a VICE News investigation reveals.
Jeffs, a bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, had escaped after being arrested for alleged food-stamp fraud last year.
An anonymous YouTube account named "Mormon Leaks" posted several videos of presentations to the Church's "Quorum of the Twelve Apostles" behind closed doors.
VICE accompanies transgender Mormon activist Emmett Claren to the hospital before he undergoes surgery to remove his breasts.
Earlier this month, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it would no longer bless or baptize the children of gay parents until they renounce same-sex marriage and cohabitation after turning 18 years old.
The mass resignation comes in response to the church's new policy denying children of same-sex couples baptisms until they turn 18.
Beckie Peirce and April Hoagland have been raising the one-year-old child since August, and were in the process of legally adopting her before a judge ordered her to be removed within seven days.
A rare “supermoon” that coincides with a lunar eclipse on Sunday night will imbue the moon with a rusty hue, a sign that some believe marks the beginning of the end times.
A flash flood warning is in place until noon on Tuesday, but rescue crews and search teams are still scouring the area with tracking dogs and drones.
A compromise by the organization will allow some troops to maintain their bans, while encouraging more liberal chapters to enact their own leadership policies.
Gay rights leaders in Utah say it took 10 years of difficult negotiations to finally come this close to passing an LGBT anti-discrimination bill.