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Ex-LDS bishop plans to expand efforts to fight against child abuse

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A former bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expected to make a major announcement in Salt Lake on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Sam Young is creating a new movement called "Save Every Child," which will start taking action against child abuse in 2019, a press release stated. (Photo: Morgan Saxton /{ } KUTV)

A former bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to expand his efforts to protect children against abuse.

Sam Young is creating a new movement called "Save Every Child," which will start taking more action against child abuse in 2019, a press release stated.

The organization used to be called Protect LDS Children. Now, Young plans to expand his work to keep children of any religion safe from predators. Adults who were abused as children can also receive help and be given a safe space.

“It was not your fault," Young said. "It was never your fault Even though you have no voice, we hear you. When you’re ready to speak, we offer you a safe space.”

This announcement comes after sex abuse scandals within the Catholic Church made local and national headlines.

Earlier this year, Young went on a 28 day hunger strike to protest sexually explicit interviews of kids by Latter-day Saint leaders.

High ranking church leaders later excommunicated him.

While disappointed he lost his membership, Young says he does not regret taking a stand.








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