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Boy Scouts, Mormon Church Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit
Oregon Herald ^ | Nov. 25, 2012 | Donna Millsap

Posted on 02/10/2013 10:44:37 AM PST by Colofornian

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn't do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing children.

A document filed Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court in Boise said both sides agreed to an undisclosed monetary settlement.

SNIP

The lawsuit alleges the leader of a Boy Scout troop in Nampa in southwestern Idaho sexually abused the plaintiff over three years in both Idaho and Oregon starting in 1967, and that the abuse left him with debilitating physical, emotional and mental injuries.

The lawsuit was initially filed in February 2008 in Malheur County Circuit Court in Vale, Ore., by a then 53-year-old man who sought $5 million in damages and contended the Scouts and church didn't do enough to stop the troop leader from sexually abusing children...

The suit said the troop was jointly operated by the Boy Scouts and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Nampa ward of the church "called" the troop leader to educate and minister to LDS families and their kids, the lawsuit said.

A federal judge in August 2010 ruled the lawsuit must focus on alleged sexual abuse suffered in Oregon because it was too late to sue over similar claims in Idaho. The judge found Idaho's statute of limitations prevented the plaintiff from suing in that state. The judge also found that Idaho's two-year statute of limitations prohibited the plaintiff from suing over the immediate damages he suffered from the alleged sexual abuse in Idaho, since he claimed the abuse happened between 1967 and 1970.

(Excerpt) Read more at oregonherald.com ...


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KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; homosexualagenda; inman; lawsuit; lds; ldschurch; moralabsolutes; mormon; pedophile; sexabuse; sexoffenders
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From the article: The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn't do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing children...The lawsuit alleges the leader of a Boy Scout troop in Nampa in southwestern Idaho sexually abused the plaintiff over three years in both Idaho and Oregon starting in 1967, and that the abuse left him with debilitating physical, emotional and mental injuries...The suit said the troop was jointly operated by the Boy Scouts and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Nampa ward of the church "called" the troop leader to educate and minister to LDS families and their kids, the lawsuit said.

Scouts are at risk now...that will increase if the homosexual activists have their way...

1 posted on 02/10/2013 10:44:42 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

“If you think healthcare’s expensive now, just wait until it’s free.”

If you think sex abuse is bad now, wait until the BSA “normalizes” faggotism/pedophilia.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 10:52:00 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Colofornian

How can anyone defend himself against claims of offenses that happened about 40 years ago?


3 posted on 02/10/2013 10:52:47 AM PST by Bob
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To: Colofornian
I think you are having a problem with your bold tag. For some reason the phrase The Boys Scouts of America is preventing the tag from including that key part of the bolded sentences. Strange. I think you need to switch browsers. You had another IE problem on another thread you just posted where it left out the very last, and important paragraph.
4 posted on 02/10/2013 11:07:01 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Bob

Maybe BSA and others should file a counter suit against cities and Gay Les organizations to say that THEIR actions allowed members of their/this “class” to be involved and they should pay for being a party to these gross actions.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 11:10:25 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: mnehring; All
I think you are having a problem with your bold tag. For some reason the phrase The Boys Scouts of America is preventing the tag from including that key part of the bolded sentences. Strange.

(a) I didn't know that Boy Scouts of America "called" people to certain positions...whereas the Lds church did in this circumstance;
(b) Unlike other churches, the Mormon church claims to have THE ONE PROPHET-OFFICIAL REP of God leading its church...a church that claims such a "prophet" would ne'er lead it astray...;
And (c)

Finally, in a classic comment of yours, I see that you're more upset over how the article poster uses an bold-faced tag than you are that the Mormon church didn't do enough to oversee a repeat child sexual abuser who left a victim with "debilitating physical, emotional and mental injuries" (Glad to see your provocation senses are all "working in proper order")


6 posted on 02/10/2013 11:22:05 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

Just trying to do you a favor, lighten up. You wouldn’t want to be accused of pulling an NBC and deliberately highlighting or hiding parts of stories to fit the storyline you want. Kind of like them editing Zimmerman’s 911 call.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 11:29:04 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
Not bold-facing a phrase = "hiding"???

Wow!

(If you knew a pedophile was a fellow Boy Scout leader on an outing, not sure you would make for the best advocate for the kids on such a weekend...I think you'd be heavily focused on the extra loop either missing or sloppily tied in a knot-tying exercise)

8 posted on 02/10/2013 11:35:49 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

If a pedophile was a Boy Scout leader, the operative fact would be whether he is a Mormon. Clearly.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 11:39:39 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Colofornian
Stop abusing the children. Pedophilia is a CRIME. STOP IT!


10 posted on 02/10/2013 11:42:14 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Colofornian

‘hiding’ was in reference to your deliberately cutting out parts of the other article you just posted prior to this that didn’t fit the narrative you wanted to paint.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 11:50:35 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

In the other article you reference, DesNews requires excerpting....If DesNews didn’t have that requirement, there would have been no need to bother with excerpting at all.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 11:52:30 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Bob
Generally its really effing easy in these cases.
This is a crime the public does not want to believe happens over much.

Likely if there is a ruling in favor of the plaintiff then there is a pretty fair amount of corroborating evidence.

As medical debilitation is stated, the most probable factor in this case would be colon scarring which sometimes tears - leading to occasional bleeding, irritable bowel syndrome from that causing more occaisional bleeding, and perhaps a torn or herniated rectum ... you guessed it, trouble holding in bowel movements and more occasional bleeding. Stress fractures in the lower leg bones from where a grown man's knees supported his weight on a child can also continue to be a problem for decades if the abuse is chronic.

There could also be corroborating witnesses.

A jury isn't likely to be persuaded by uncorroborated testimony.

13 posted on 02/10/2013 11:58:36 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Colofornian

If DesNews requires excerpting, I fail to see how excerpting one paragraph makes any difference. Why didn’t you just then excerpt a word, or a punctuation mark?


14 posted on 02/10/2013 12:13:56 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; mnehring
Wow! Nitpickers Unanimous, eh?

I actually "made up" for cutting out the final 65 words of the article by putting the "ex" in the headline brackets...

How would that be considered "hiding" or concealing if I actually moved the info excerpted to the very headline????

What? You both have flunked basic reading skills? Go back to the article and you can see -- in the brackets

Ex-Lds prez

Are you so blinded by siding against me -- that you don't realize that you come across as siding with sex perps???

Why are you more provoked by me cutting the final 65 words of an article that demands excerpting than by a perp committing sexual assault upon a mom & her two kids -- resulting in surgery for a boy who had his penis bit by a man -- who was AT THAT TIME an Lds branch president?

What? Do you always go bat for such perps...or just Mormon perps?

You're both pathetic, coming across as advocates for these perps...

(Let me know when these kinds of crimes actually start to bother you in any degree)

15 posted on 02/10/2013 12:31:53 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: mnehring; Colofornian
I think you are having a problem with your bold tag.

I think you are having a problem with the fact that this is the Religion Forum and the Boy Scouts of America is not a religious entity.

Perhaps you feel that you are the posting police today?

16 posted on 02/10/2013 1:58:49 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Thanks Mitt.)
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To: Colofornian

Colofornian ... maybe you should lay off your hatred obsession for a while, and get a life.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 2:13:38 PM PST by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: teppe; Religion Moderator
Sorry, Tep, but your accusations when it comes to the "Religion section" involve casting aspersions on motivation...against Religion Forum rules...

Will you repent of that?

18 posted on 02/10/2013 2:16:34 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian
Scouts are at risk now...that will increase if the homosexual activists have their way...

Yeah but...
 
 
 
..."uhhhhh, that's not part of our campaign"

19 posted on 02/10/2013 2:24:28 PM PST by TArcher
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To: Colofornian

Are you “casting aspersions on [my] motivation?” ROTFLMAO


20 posted on 02/10/2013 2:27:46 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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