I think the TSCC CAN'T ignore this.
I admit my hopes for something big may be let down, only because we've been let down before...
...but, what is the church gonna do with this? An MTC president raping sister missionaries in the basement of the MTC???!!! That is incredible shit! And church HQ KNEW about it and kept it a secret? And, not only did they NOT excommunicate the guy, they kept giving him MORE callings!
How could the church spin this?
If it doesn't get serious nationwide news coverage tscc will just ignore it exactly the same way they ignore the antimormon protestors outside of every conference. If NYT, WaPO, USA Today, LAT, etc. don't pick it up TBMs will just say it is lying liars lying.
In this environment you better believe the big news organisations will jump on the story. The church can decline to comment from local journalists but in the face of some seriously damaging national and international coverage, like any Corporation they’ll need to go into damage control mode to protect their image.
They will keep as quiet as possible. They won't say a word about it is my guess.
Media response: we have a policy against this. But they won't say, our hearts go out to the victims.
I suspect some under the table check writing will occur for some others.
our hearts go out to the victims.
Sending many thoughts and prayers.
Can such a public church maintain that mainstream reputation if it does not respond to issues like this?
"That was just that one guy, that one time. This would never happen now."