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    [–] Everyone needs to be really careful buying into McKenna Denson's newest claims. By giving a platform to some of these questionable claims, you are harming the credibility of all ExMos. relevantlife 20 points ago in exmormon

    Well, you aren't going to get any pushback from me on that last bit. The notion that this is orchestrated by church leadership is nonsense.

    If it's connected to her suit at all, it's likely just a deranged TBM with too much time on his hands who needs a good therapist.

    But that doesn't make it any less horrific.

    [–] Everyone needs to be really careful buying into McKenna Denson's newest claims. By giving a platform to some of these questionable claims, you are harming the credibility of all ExMos. relevantlife 80 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in exmormon

    A few thoughts:

    I will never criticize anyone for skepticism. Hell, none of us would be on this sub were it not for skepticism.

    However, though I cannot speak for the network, I am 99.9999% sure that Fox 13 would not have ran a story like this without carefully examining the police reports and having Mckenna verify that she was hospitalized.

    What other evidence can one provide in a situation like this other than police reports and documentation that one was hospitalized?

    As for the bit about the credibility of all exmos being damaged by giving platform to questionable claims, I'd say this: Fox 13 gave this story a platform, not us. Even if it had never been posted on reddit, the story was already out there. Also, if/when an individual tells a lie, the blame does not fall on those who believed it momentarily, the blame falls on the individual who lied.

    Be skeptical. That's fine. But I'm not sure what else Mckenna could realistically provide to corroborate any of this. Fox 13 said they reviewed police reports. That's as good as we're going to get.

    [–] Catholic scandals prompt some women who had relationships with priests to ponder whether they, too, were abused relevantlife 11 points ago in atheism

    When Theresa Engelhardt became pregnant with their son 15 years later, she ended her relationship with the Rev. Robert Dreisbach for the seventh — or was it the eighth? — and final time.

    During the years that followed, the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania offered her regular child-support payments, she said, in exchange for her silence and a promise that neither she nor her son, John, would contact Dreisbach.

    "Family values" on full display, folks.