Two Navajo tribal members who were raised by families in Utah alleged they were sexually abused over 25 years ago and sued the Church in March.
The LDS Church has asked the U.S. District Court to quash a requested subpoena of its top leader, President Thomas S. Monson, by attorneys for two Navajo siblings who sued the church in March.
The Church's motion was filed Thursday. It calls the issuance of the subpoena, which would require President Monson to testify in the civil case, "improper."
"(The attorneys') subpoena should be seen for what it is — a tactical maneuver calculated to burden the apex leader of the LDS Church in a misguided attempt to create leverage in the litigation," the motion states.