Hundreds of Accused Clergy Left Off Church’s Sex-Abuse Lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. Yet the former Catholic priest was just this month added to a list of clergy members credibly accused of child sexual abuse — after The Associated Press asked why he was not included.

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Mormons Pulling 400,000 Youths Out of Struggling Boy Scouts

For decades, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, it will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 Scouts and moves them into a new global program of its own.

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