A woman who recently filed a lawsuit against the Mormon Church disrupted a meeting in a temple by calling out her alleged rapist before fellow worshippers, the Friendly Atheist reports.
The incident, which was captured on video and posted to YouTube, shows McKenna Denson standing at the pulpit during a Fast and Testimony meeting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Arizona.
Church leaders in attendance must not have recognized her because she got the opportunity to speak to the congregation, in which she reiterated her claims against the Mormon Church and Joseph Bishop —the man she claims attacked her.
During her remarks, Denson describes Bishop’s 1984 assault in the church basement before Church leaders tried to remove her from the microphone.
“The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are covering a sexual predator that lives in your ward, his name is Joseph Bishop,” she says on the video. “He was the MTC president in 1984 when you raped me in the basement of the MTC, If you’re not aware of this….”
Denson’s attempt to sue the LDS Church has been met by roadblocks. The church argues that the reported attack falls outside the statute of limitations. Three weeks ago, a federal judge employed by Brigham Young University, which is owned by the LDS Church, dismissed some of the charges she stated in her lawsuit.
Watch the video below: