(FaithWire) – Almost 30 lawsuits have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America due to allegations of sexual misconduct among troop leaders, The Idaho Statesmen reported. The allegations come at a time when the organization’s numbers are already decreasing at a fast pace, with over 425,000 members leaving in 2018 alone. In total, 29 men have come forward, suing both the Scouts, as well as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for covering up child molestation that took place in the 1960s, 1970s

and 1980s. Despite knowing the evil that was taking place, LDS leaders allowed it to continue, the lawsuits allege. “In Idaho alone, at least seven Scout leaders were accused of molesting Scouts or other youth between 1962 and 1977. Between 1978 and 1983, at least three additional Idaho Scout leaders were accused of molesting Scouts or other youth,” the complaint reads, per The Idaho Statesman. READ MORE