SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 15, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Ryan McKnight, who was previously in the news for his controversial YouTube channel, Mormon Leaks, on Monday will launch a Mormon WikiLeaks website and Twitter page.
McKnight was interviewed in October by the New York Times after he posted more than a dozen videos on his YouTube channel, designed to showcase leaked and potentially embarrassing recordings of official briefings and other meetings held by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the benefit of top officials.
Among of the videos posted are titles including Mormon Apostle Caught Lying To Harvard Students, In Which the Apostles Obsess Over Chelsea Manning’s Sexuality, Addressing the Problem of Mormons Marrying Later in Life, and In Which They Express Confidence That Kurds Will One Day Become Mormon.
After the YouTube channel was publicized, news of the site went worldwide, and sparked heated discussions among both LDS believers and non-believers.
McKnight told the New York Times he was approached through Reddit by one or more people who sought to provide the videos but remain anonymous. He says he is not the source of the videos, just the person who makes them available for public viewing.
McKnight told Gephardt Daily his plan is to do interviews on the new project after the website and Twitter pages’ launch.