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Here’s an interesting piece of news. At one point in his career he worked for Kirton McConkie.

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Here is a link to the local news coverage of this event.
https://krdo.com/news/2023/09/15/former ... r-9-years/

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Reluctant Watchman wrote: September 18th, 2023, 6:35 am Here’s an interesting piece of news. At one point in his career he worked for Kirton McConkie.
So, will Kirton help the prosecution, the defense, or ask Church PR to put out a statement about how they have removed themselves far from him before they knew?

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Why isn't Doug Anderson publicly condemning him like he did Tim Ballard? Seems much more egregious crimes, you know, an actual pedophile vs a pedophile hunter

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This is similar to the Provo MTC Mission President who may have raped at least one sister missionary, and admitted to other abuses. The church was adamant in defending him until the woman released her audio detailing how she confronted him in person.

https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/index.php?t ... -Audio.mp3
In 2017 Joseph L. Bishop, former President of the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, met with a woman who claims he attempted to rape her while she was a missionary in the MTC in 1984.

The meeting was recorded and the audio begins with the accuser interviewing Mr. Bishop for what he thinks is an interview about leaders in the church. At [40:30] the accuser transitions the conversation to her discussing what she claims he did to her in the MTC.

A long conversation ensues in which the accuser not only discusses what she claims happened to her, but also prods Mr. Bishop into discussing his interactions with other women.

While Mr. Bishop never affirmatively acknowledges any specific actions, he admits that he has molested at least one woman and has been inappropriate with many other women. At one point he claims if the full extent of his sins were to be revealed he would be excommunicated and the Mormon Church would be embarrassed.

This audio serves to demonstrate the abuse that can potentially take place between Mormon leaders and those under their ecclesiastical charge.

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"David George McConkie
was a former LDS stake president, LDS bishop and deputy district attorney in Colorado, and paternal grandson of former Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie; arrested on August 30, 2023; charged in September 2023 with felony sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust.

David McConkie was a former Mormon stake president and deputy district attorney in Colorado. He was accused in 2023 of child sex abuse that allegedly took place between 2004 and 2013.

From December 2016 to November 2021, McConkie was an LDS stake president of the Colorado Springs East Stake, according to reports in the LDS-owned Church News.

FLOODLIT’s sources indicate that McConkie had previously served as a ward young men’s president.

This is a developing story. FLOODLIT is looking for information about ..

Biography

David G. McConkie was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated in 2002 from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance. Before entering George Mason University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Mr. McConkie worked as a saxophonist, and later, as a legislative assistant with two of Colorado’s United States Senators.

In law school, Mr. McConkie received the Bendheim and Murphy scholarships and served as Articles Editor on The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. He worked as a law clerk with Carey & Allende, a law firm in Santiago, Chile, and with several United States government agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate, and the White House. Before returning to Colorado, Mr. McConkie worked in The Hague, Netherlands, assisting a practice group with representation of the Ethiopian government before an international claims commission.

Mr. McConkie was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2008 and served as Deputy District Attorney in Colorado’s Fourth Judicial ..

Mr. McConkie and his wife, a cellist, have five children. In his spare time he serenades them with jazz riffs, lugs them to the tops of Colorado’s mountains, and cheers them on as coach and fan of their sporting feats. ..
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https://floodlit.org/a/a720/



elder Bruce Redd McConkie (July 29, 1915 - April 19, 1985)'s wife's father is 10th President Joseph Fielding Smith.

"Smith married his first wife, Louie Emily "Emyla" Shurtliff (born June 16, 1876) on April 26, 1898. In March 1899, church president Lorenzo Snow called him on a mission to Great Britain, which he completed (May 1899 - July 1901), leaving Louie in Salt Lake City. On May 12, 1899, Smith was set apart as a missionary and ordained a seventy by his father.
..
Smith married Ethel Georgina Reynolds (born October 23, 1889), the daughter of prominent LDS Church leader George Reynolds, on November 2, 1908. They had four girls (Emily, Naomi, Lois, and Amelia) and five boys (Joseph Fielding (often called Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr.), Lewis Warren, George Reynolds, Douglas Allan, and Milton Edmund). Their youngest daughter, Amelia, married Bruce R. McConkie, who was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shortly after Smith's death. ..
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fi ... mith#Notes


"Joseph Fielding McConkie - Wikipedia
Joseph Fielding McConkie (April 3, 1941 - October 10, 2013) was a professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University (BYU) and an author or co-author of over 25 books.. McConkie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the son of Bruce R. McConkie and Amelia Smith McConkie. In 1966, he married Brenda Kempton in the Salt Lake Temple. ..
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fielding_McConkie
/Bruce_R._McConkie
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Oh my gosh, I am so sad! I served closely with him on my mission. He seemed pretty dang solid.

He told some crazy stories about his Gpa, though.

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and at one point he worked for the teh law firm that predominantly represents the church.... nothing to see here, move along... but jump on Tim Ballard, who has always defended and upheld the church. geez

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Mormon culture is huge on touting pedigrees of men. It feeds the idolatry that perpetuates the Mormon system. We each need Jesus, not all these men.

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Nevervaxxed wrote: September 18th, 2023, 6:21 pm and at one point he worked for the teh law firm that predominantly represents the church.... nothing to see here, move along... but jump on Tim Ballard, who has always defended and upheld the church. geez
Well, not exactly. There was that stint where he worked directly for satan. He might have retired a satanist, if not for his other ventures. He did quit satan apparently, but never came clean about it. When one works for satan, one is satan. I don't know what you call a satanist that is LDS, other than an LDS satanist. One does not work as a secret government agent while following Christ. Maybe once in a while, but there is a decision to be made. Maybe that is why he quit his satanic career. Or did he?

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Chip wrote: September 18th, 2023, 6:32 pm Mormon culture is huge on touting pedigrees of men. It feeds the idolatry that perpetuates the Mormon system. We each need Jesus, not all these men.
Not just that but if fits with their corporate creed. As I’ve stepped back and observed rather than earnestly participate, especially with the last calling I had which was at a stake level that I asked to be released from, I’ve noticed they treat each calling like a Jon title. The ward librarian is now the “media specialist.” The wars bouncer is the “security specialist” or something like that. It alludes to prestige and a rank within the ranks. As people clamor to climb the corporate latter of the church each title gets more elaborate sounding. Notice, however, when you read the bios of those who’ve achieved highest rank they never list them as being a nursery worker or “media specialist.” No, they were treated like officers entering the military. No toilet cleaning for them, they get to be the ones to give the orders rather than receive them.

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The church purposefully waited to release the story on Tim at the exact time this story broke. It is not a coincidence. They are good at distracting the masses.

And did the church make a statement about David’s immoral behavior, just like they did to Tim?!!?

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Fred wrote: September 18th, 2023, 7:45 pm
Nevervaxxed wrote: September 18th, 2023, 6:21 pm and at one point he worked for the teh law firm that predominantly represents the church.... nothing to see here, move along... but jump on Tim Ballard, who has always defended and upheld the church. geez
Well, not exactly. There was that stint where he worked directly for satan. He might have retired a satanist, if not for his other ventures. He did quit satan apparently, but never came clean about it. When one works for satan, one is satan. I don't know what you call a satanist that is LDS, other than an LDS satanist. One does not work as a secret government agent while following Christ. Maybe once in a while, but there is a decision to be made. Maybe that is why he quit his satanic career. Or did he?
Are you referring to Tim Ballard as a Satanist, or McConkie?

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Nevervaxxed wrote: September 21st, 2023, 8:40 am
Fred wrote: September 18th, 2023, 7:45 pm
Nevervaxxed wrote: September 18th, 2023, 6:21 pm and at one point he worked for the teh law firm that predominantly represents the church.... nothing to see here, move along... but jump on Tim Ballard, who has always defended and upheld the church. geez
Well, not exactly. There was that stint where he worked directly for satan. He might have retired a satanist, if not for his other ventures. He did quit satan apparently, but never came clean about it. When one works for satan, one is satan. I don't know what you call a satanist that is LDS, other than an LDS satanist. One does not work as a secret government agent while following Christ. Maybe once in a while, but there is a decision to be made. Maybe that is why he quit his satanic career. Or did he?
Are you referring to Tim Ballard as a Satanist, or McConkie?
Tim Ballard ex secret agent and HS agent. If one works for satan, one is satan. And maybe he repented. He did quit. This was discussed elsewhere.

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Interesting perspective. One I currently don't share, but willingly admit is possible... I'm awaiting further light and knowledge on Tim... the fact that the evil cabal that includes the current LDS church is trying to stop Tim is a huge proof - at least to me - that Tim, although imperfect as all of us are - is on the right path. As usual, all I've seen so far are allegations against Tim, not actual proof. But your point of being CIA is well taken. It's extremely difficult to remain clean when rolling around with the pigs, but was it necessary to accomplish what Tim has done in saving children, and dies that make it even more of a miracle and testimant for Tim that he was able to do so? We shall see, but I certainly apreciate your perspective. And, i should add, I have agreed with your perspectives more often than not on this forum...

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https://www.kktv.com/2023/09/23/arrest- ... l-assault/

“The arrest papers detail accusations of assault from one victim over several years, from infancy lasting at least until that victim was a pre-teen.

“According to the arrest affidavit, the victim told investigators about repeated inappropriate touching by [defendant], which persisted at times when the victim says they asked him to stop. The same documents state, the victim told investigators some of the abuse happened when they would sleep next to [defendant] up until the age of 11 or 12. Also mentioned in the same papers, the victim reported forceful kissing and hugging by [defendant].

“One of the people interviewed by investigators and mentioned in the arrest affidavit has ties to a church, according to the documents. That person told investigators [defendant] allegedly confessed in 2008, and that it was, “normal for members of the church to confess to wrongdoings.”

“[Defendant] reportedly said on a recorded phone call, some of the actions he’s accused of were accidental. Again, this is all according to arrest papers.”

https://gazette.com/news/former-deputy- ... 62a57.html

“The affidavit also said McConkie confessed an inappropriate sexual act with a child to a church leader in 2008. The person who spoke with police about the confession said he was shocked but he did not ask many clarifying details about it. “

From December 2016 to November 2021, McConkie was an LDS stake president of the Colorado Springs East Stake.
(After the 2008 incident)!!!

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Wow… so many things wrong. Abusing an infant??!!!! And that 2008 incident, WTH? How do you confess having sexual acts with a child and no legal action be taken?


Crazy the dichotomy between this and the Ballard fiasco.

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Mamabear wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 7:20 am https://www.kktv.com/2023/09/23/arrest- ... l-assault/

“The arrest papers detail accusations of assault from one victim over several years, from infancy lasting at least until that victim was a pre-teen.

“According to the arrest affidavit, the victim told investigators about repeated inappropriate touching by [defendant], which persisted at times when the victim says they asked him to stop. The same documents state, the victim told investigators some of the abuse happened when they would sleep next to [defendant] up until the age of 11 or 12. Also mentioned in the same papers, the victim reported forceful kissing and hugging by [defendant].

“One of the people interviewed by investigators and mentioned in the arrest affidavit has ties to a church, according to the documents. That person told investigators [defendant] allegedly confessed in 2008, and that it was, “normal for members of the church to confess to wrongdoings.”

“[Defendant] reportedly said on a recorded phone call, some of the actions he’s accused of were accidental. Again, this is all according to arrest papers.”

https://gazette.com/news/former-deputy- ... 62a57.html

“The affidavit also said McConkie confessed an inappropriate sexual act with a child to a church leader in 2008. The person who spoke with police about the confession said he was shocked but he did not ask many clarifying details about it. “

From December 2016 to November 2021, McConkie was an LDS stake president of the Colorado Springs East Stake.
(After the 2008 incident)!!!
From December 2016 to November 2021, McConkie was an LDS stake president of the Colorado Springs East Stake.
(After the 2008 incident)!!!
This garbage is inexcusable. It is on us to keep our kids safe. It's obvious at this point that the children's safety and well being isn't the number one priority of a church if they KNOWINGLY select pedos like this for leadership positions......
So disappointing, yet par for 'this' course. This stuff will continue. Parents, PLEASE BE AWARE.

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Oooohhhh, he was called as a stake president in 2016, eight years after having confessed sex acts with a child. So yes, they called a pedophile to a leadership position.

https://www.thechurchnews.com/2017/2/23 ... w-stakes-2

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I wish there was a different emoji than thumbs up for some of these stories. The nepotism in church leadership is nauseating. Nearly everyone is interconnected somehow through distant relatives or missions. The McConkie thing makes you wonder if he’s a product of upbringing- abuse in his childhood type of thing.
If so, the Glenn Pace SRA letter explains a lot of this s@*%.

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Teancum1 wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 7:53 am I wish there was a different emoji than thumbs up for some of these stories. The nepotism in church leadership is nauseating. Nearly everyone is interconnected somehow through distant relatives or missions. The McConkie thing makes you wonder if he’s a product of upbringing- abuse in his childhood type of thing.
If so, the Glenn Pace SRA letter explains a lot of this s@*%.
It’s interesting to see how close the removal of blood oaths and the Pace memo are.

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The timing and circumstances of the abuse suggest the victim may have been his own child who is now barely an adult.The other children are still minors.

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Reluctant Watchman wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 8:07 am
Teancum1 wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 7:53 am I wish there was a different emoji than thumbs up for some of these stories. The nepotism in church leadership is nauseating. Nearly everyone is interconnected somehow through distant relatives or missions. The McConkie thing makes you wonder if he’s a product of upbringing- abuse in his childhood type of thing.
If so, the Glenn Pace SRA letter explains a lot of this s@*%.
It’s interesting to see how close the removal of blood oaths and the Pace memo are.
Where did Pace get memory holed? Seems like he disappeared

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Pazooka wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 8:16 am The timing and circumstances of the abuse suggest the victim may have been his own child who is now barely an adult.The other children are still minors.
My thoughts.

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Teancum1 wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 8:25 am
Reluctant Watchman wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 8:07 am
Teancum1 wrote: September 23rd, 2023, 7:53 am I wish there was a different emoji than thumbs up for some of these stories. The nepotism in church leadership is nauseating. Nearly everyone is interconnected somehow through distant relatives or missions. The McConkie thing makes you wonder if he’s a product of upbringing- abuse in his childhood type of thing.
If so, the Glenn Pace SRA letter explains a lot of this s@*%.
It’s interesting to see how close the removal of blood oaths and the Pace memo are.
Where did Pace get memory holed? Seems like he disappeared
He has since passed away. Right before that some conservative commentators (maybe friends of his) got to speak with him. From what I remember, Pace told them that the Memo was small beans compared to what was actually happening. He seemed kind of bitter about how the whole thing went down and how his name was attached to all of it.

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