MormonLeaks™ is a non profit media organization founded on the belief that increased transparency within the Mormon Church results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse with Mormonism. The organization provides sources and whistleblowers the technical ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents for use by professional and citizen journalists for starting and expanding news reporting, public commentary, and criticism related to Mormonism.
In part 1 of this interview, Ryan and Scott discuss their lives as multi-decade orthodox LDS church members. Ryan discusses what it was like to be raised in the Mormon church in South America (as son of a U.S. federal worker), and Scott relates what it was like to try to live the orthodox Mormon life as a gay man — including serving a mission, marrying a woman, having three kids, serving in stake-level callings, and experiencing multiple disciplinary councils for same-sex sexual activity. Ryan and Scott conclude part 1 discussing what caused their ultimate disaffection from Mormonism.
In part 2, Ryan and Scott discuss the founding of MormonLeaks. They also review the main documents released by MormonLeaks, the impact MormonLeaks has had, and the embarrassingly unprofessional journalism conducted by Tad Walch of the Deseret News in covering MormonLeaks.