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"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has removed a Book of Mormon verse about rape from the Personal Progress workbooks given to LDS young women for moral study. 
The problematic verse, Moroni 9:9, suggested that victims of rape cannot be considered chaste or virtuous. The Book of Mormon verse reads, in part:
“For behold, many of the daughters of the Lamanites have they taken prisoners; and after depriving them of that which was most dear and precious above all things, which is chastity and virtue….”
LDS spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed the scriptural verse has been removed from the young women’s Personal Progress workbook, an outcome several female LDS writers had been pushing for for several years. 

Church removes controversial Book of Mormon scripture from young womens workbook

There is a difference between having your virtue taken away and giving it away. Depriving someone of something doesn't have to be a permanent thing. Deprive means "to remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of". A person might not be able to enjoy their virtue at the time the act is happening, but can get it right back the moment it is over.  

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