Official Statement from Mormon Women for Ethical Government with Regard to Sexual Violence

As Mormon Women for Ethical Government, we unequivocally state that the human body and its sexual powers are sacred. Any abuse or misuse of another’s body is contemptible and worthy of the most severe condemnation.

In the strongest possible terms, we assert that sexual harassment, assault, and violence preface the fall of a culture at large and should not be normalized or condoned in any way or by anyone, especially those charged with political leadership. Hence, we boldly condemn any attempts to justify such inexcusable and reprehensible behavior and demand that our elected leaders set a morally sound example.

For those who seek by any means to protect those guilty of sexual aggression and who deflect blame by either accusing the victim or by hiding behind the smokescreen of “fake news!” we issue a warning: Those who hide truth are themselves liars, and share in the greater guilt of a culture sinking into depravity.

We call upon good people everywhere, including those we have elected to make our laws and lead our country, to uphold the core values of honor, decency, and human dignity upon which our nation was founded.

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*Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) is a nonpartisan group dedicated to the ideals of decency, honor, accountability, transparency, and justice in governing. MWEG is not formally affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We do, however, fully sustain the leaders and doctrines of the Church.

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