Videos of LDS Church leadership meetings leaked online

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A series of videos of high-ranking LDS Church leaders discussing various social issues were posted anonymously on YouTube on the last day of the church's semi-annual General Conference Sunday.

The videos, posted on the Mormon Leaks channel, cover a range of topics from politics to the housing crisis and marijuana to young single adults. The video that has garnered the most views and has caused a firestorm of comments online, relates to the leaders' discussion of cyber security, where homosexuality is brought into the conversation.

The video has garnered more than 10,000 views within a few hours of being posted Sunday and is embedded in the player below. The presenter talked about the various possible ways the Church could be attacked, which included technical, personnel or unintended attacks.

An example the presenter gave of a personnel breach was when Pfc. Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning, released sensitive military documents to the nonprofit organization WikiLeaks, which provides anonymous ways for independent sources to leak information to journalists.

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"He contributed to worldwide stir by using a music CD...and a drive, or several, to transfer hundreds of thousands of confidential U.S. reports on Iraq, Afghanistan and U.S diplomacy to WikiLeaks, which then made them public," the presenter said of Manning.

The presenter categorized Manning's actions as a personnel attack.

"Private Manning reportedly became depressed after his homosexual companion left him and then lectured him," the presenter said.

After the presentation, leaders had questions about Manning's sexuality.

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CORRECTS FIRST NAME IN FIRST SENTENCE TO CHELSEA INSTEAD OF BRADLEY - FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on Manning’s request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a hearing in his court martial. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on Manning’s request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now wishes to be known as Chelsea Manning, is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a hearing in his court-martial. The lawyer representing Chelsea Manning in her appeals says the soldier’s 35-year sentence for leaking classified information is out of proportion with her offenses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
FILE - In this June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of his court martial. The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration. Manning provided information to the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning steps out of a security vehicle as he is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, before a sentencing hearing in his court martial. The military judge overseeing Manning's trial said she will announce on Wednesday his sentence for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., before a hearing in his court martial. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, supporter Colonel Ann Wright, stands at a news conference in Hanover, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning hold up banners as they protest outside of the gates at Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, before a sentencing hearing in Manning's court martial. The military judge overseeing Manning's trial said she will announce on Wednesday his sentence for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning hold up banners as they protest outside of the gates at Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, before a sentencing hearing of Manning's court martial. The military judge overseeing Manning's trial said she will announce on Wednesday his sentence for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A combination photo shows U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, who was born male Bradley Manning but identifies as a woman, imprisoned for handing over classified files to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, being escorted by military police at Fort Meade, Maryland, U.S. on December 21, 2011 (L) and on June 6, 2012 (R) respectively. U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, now stands accused of misconduct stemming from her suicide attempt earlier this month and could land in solitary confinement indefinitely, her lawyers said on July 28, 2016. REUTERS/File Photos
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy â the most serious charge he faced â but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he revealed secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, asks whether or not Manning's sexual orientation had been reported in the news.

"The reason I ask the question is not related to this presentation, but I'm suspicious that the news media covers up anything involving homosexuals when it would work to the disadvantage of the homosexual agenda and so on, and I just wondered if there was some of that in this?" Oaks asked.

The presenter said it was "in the collateral press" and covered by the New York Times.

Eric Hawkins, spokesman for the Church, addressed the release of the videos. He said most of the videos appear to be from briefings received by senior Church leaders between 2007-12.

"In these committee meetings, presentations are routinely received from various religious, political and subject matter experts on various topics," Hawkins said. "The purpose is to understand issues that may face the Church, and is in pursuit of the obligation Church leaders feel to be informed on and have open discussion about current issues. This is an informational forum, not a decision-making body," he said.

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