MormonLeaks attorney responds to LDS Church ‘take down notice’

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SALT LAKE CITY – The attorney for the website, MormonLeaks, fired off a letter to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in response to copyright infringement claims.

Marc Randazza is a high profile first amendment attorney who has represented adult entertainment companies. His latest legal battle pits him against the LDS church. The Las Vegas based attorney is representing former members of the LDS church who run the website “MormonLeaks.”

“When someone comes to me with their First Amendment rights being threatened, I have a very hard time saying no,” said Randazza.

The group’s latest document dump prompted LDS leaders to issue a “takedown notice.”

The church ordered MormonLeaks to remove an internal PowerPoint presentation because they’re copyrighted and are not authorized for distribution by the intellectual property owners.

In the slide, church leaders were shown, “Issues and Ideas Leading People Away From the Gospel,” or what some ex-members call an “enemy list.”

The chart listed pornography, the feminist group Ordain Women, and names of excommunicated podcasters and bloggers.

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Written by Tamara Vaifanua,

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  • high5 March 15, 2017 at 6:18 am

    People! You Would Not Even Believe What That Church Did To My First Wife and two kids—Then 7 Years Later I remarried. Had Two More Kids. raised her three, Lovingly, No support from their Sprem Doner.
    20 Years They Did The same thing to My second Wife n Two kid. I could Sued them.
    They Truely are WOVES hiding in Sheeps Clothing. If you have a Foot Out the door Run like the Wind.
    Can I get an Amen?

    • comments March 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

      ” What That Church Did To My First Wife and two kids”

      No amen for u unless we get the details

  • high5 March 15, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I also got my first two children back when they were in First Grade and kindergarten Raised em myself.

  • Brian March 15, 2017 at 9:16 am

    US copyright laws require you to actively enforce your copyright or it becomes ineffectual. So as much as people will whine about this the Church had to issue a cease and desist.

  • radioviking March 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    The LDS leaders are identifying “Issues and Ideas Leading People Away From the Gospel,” or what some ex-members call an “enemy list” as pornography, the feminist group Ordain Women, and excommunicated podcasters and bloggers.”? Seriously? Would you like to know the REAL reasons why people are leaving the LDS Church?
    Why are people leaving in LDS Church in droves (especially for members in the USA, U.K., Canada, etc…)?
    Because the truth is now available through the Internet and people are learning how the LDS Church LIED to the world and its members for the last 185 + years!
    Lied about what? Well, simply start with Joseph Smith’s life and teachings: (some topics to research: the Book of Abraham, DNA and the Book of Mormon, polygamy as practiced by Joseph Smith [sexual relations with girls as young as 14 years old as well as with other men’s wives, and 30+ women!], LDS temples and Masonic ceremonies, the many versions of Joseph Smi’s “first vision”, Council of the Fifty (the early LDS leaders’ designs to rule the world after Joseph Smith becomes president), etc. etc. and so much more! Just read Brigham Young’s teachings about “Blood Atonement”, “Adam-God doctrine”, how polygamy is essentially required to enter the Celestial Kingdom (VIP Heaven for Mormons to become Gods), why blacks are “cursed” and ought to be killed if t hey have children with white members, and all his racist and sexist rants – all of these teachings in “the name of the Lord” at LDS General Conferences by the way! Yup, ere is a lot for the LDS leaders to try to hide, folks! They’re running scared these days.
    Look it up and be willing to learn the truth! Gone are the days when the LDS leaders can lie to the world and its members and not worry about people having access to the truth.
    That is why so many people are leaving the LDS Church. If there weren’t so many leaving the church, if this isn’t such a big problem, WHY, why would the LDS “prophets, seers, and revelators” be meeting and discussing presentations concerning this?
    Well, the good news is that more and more people are coming to the TRUTH! Truth never fears investigation!

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