Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

SNAP reacts to publication of list of credibly accused clergy in Indiana

For immediate release, September 19, 2018

Statement by Becky Ianni, SNAP Board Treasurer, 703-801-6044, 

Yesterday the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend published the names of priests and deacons who have been "credibly accused" of the sexual abuse of minors in that diocese.

Father calls for the protection of children, LDS responds with Excommunication

For immediate release, September 17, 2018

Statement by Judy Larson, Volunteer Vice-President of SNAP and SNAP Utah Leader, 801-831-5277,

Sam Young,  founder of Protect LDS Children, raised objections to his Church's practice of questioning children alone, behind closed doors, particularly since some of those children were targeted with sexually explicit questions. Four of Sam's six daughters were subjected to this practice, which is why he became an activist. The LDS Church responded by excommunicating Sam on Sunday.

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