"While attending BYU, I would hook up often with a man [who] taught[there]. He had a regular practice of hooking up with his students. He targeted cute, slightly overweight girls with low self-esteem. I'm glad I got out of BYU without an STD."
These are a few stories from just the first week in the existence of the Facebook group Anonymous Mormon Stories & Secrets, which went live Sept. 1 and quickly exploded with likes and follows.
Read through the many stories that have been posted since: tales of sexual assault and rape, horrific abusive relationships, gay shaming with failed attempts at conversion therapy and more. There also are milder revelations, like one woman who shares her experience of not being allowed into a stake dance because she committed the sin of wearing Levi's.
While there's no way to fact-check these anonymously submitted stories, many are so richly detailed and personal that it's difficult to believe they could be fiction.
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