A Proposed Utah Bill Could Block the Most Powerful Critics of the Mormon Church

By Hemant Mehta

Utah State Rep. V. Lowry Snow just introduced a bill that could silence the most powerful critics of the Mormon Church.

H.B. 330 has a seemingly straightforward purpose: It says you can’t record a private conversation without the consent of the other person (with few exceptions). Several other states have laws on the book regarding this issue.

So why Utah and why now? It’s possible that the bill was introduced because some of the most damning revelations about the Mormon Church lately have come by way of YouTubers recording private religious ceremonies and showing the world just how absurd they are, or exposing leaked documents (including audio and video) revealing secrets about the Church.

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