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Verse That Linked Rape To Chastity Removed From Mormon Youth Book

A controversial verse from the Book of Mormon that describes rape as the loss of chastity has been removed from a workbook Mormon girls are required to study. LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune on Monday that the verse was recently eliminated in the English version of the Personal Progress workbook that covers virtue. Chapter 9 of the Book of Moroni details the “depravity” of the Lamanites ? a tribe the Book of Mormon describes as descendants of Laman and Lemuel, two brothers from a family of Israelites that sailed across the ocean around 600 BC.
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