PROTECT THE

CHILDREN

STOP SEXUALLY EXPLICIT INTERVIEWS OF MORMON YOUTH

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. ALL ALONE. WITH AN OLDER MAN.

Did You Know?

For decades, it has been common place for Mormon Bishops and other local leaders to pose questions of a sexual nature to children. There are reports of this happening to children as young as age 8. These questions are being asked by an older man, all alone with the child, behind closed doors and often without the knowledge or permission of the parents. Almost universally, these men have no comprehensive training.It is time for this practice to be eliminated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In The News

Aug 6, 2018 Fox News:  Protect LDS Children holds press conference

Jul 30, 2018 KUTV2.com:  Watch hunger strike puts more scrutiny on Mormon youth interviews

Jul 30, 2018 Salt Lake Tribune:  Ex-LDS Bishop starts hunger strike

Jul 30, 2018 New York Times:  Hunger strike puts more scrutiny on Mormon youth interviews

Jul 30, 2018 Washington Post:  Hunger strike puts more scrutiny on Mormon youth interviews

Jul 30, 2018 Foxnews.com: Hunger strike puts more scrutiny on Mormon youth interviews

Jul 30, 2018 LDS Living:  Church responds to man engaged in hunger strike

Jul 30, 2018 2KUTV.COM:  LDS Church responds to hunger strike

Jul 29, 2018 LDS Newsroom:  Church provides statement regarding youth interviews

Jul 29, 2018 KSL.COM:  LDS Church responds to man engaged in hunger strike

Jul 29, 2018 Deseret News:  LDS Church replies to man engaged in hunger strike

Jul 29, 2018 Fox13TV:  Former LDS bishop goes on hunger strike

Jul 28,, 2018 KUTV2:  Protect LDS Children Launches Hunger Strike

Jun 29, 2018 LaPrensa El salvador:  Por que piden

Jun 29, 2018 BBC TV: Victoria Derbyshire Program

Jun 29, 2018 Daily Mail:  Did you make her orgasm?

Jun 29, 2018, The Week:  Do you masturbate?

Jun 29, 2018, BBC: Mormon Church must end children’s sexual interviews, members say

Jun 20, 2018, Fox 13: LDS adopting new guidelines for interviewing youth

Jun 20, 2018, KUTV2  LDS announces new guidelines for interviewing youth

May 24, 2018, Benzinga: Protect LDS Children Launches Multi-week Ad Campaign Urging Mormon Church Leaders to End One-on-one Meetings with Children

May 5, 2018: The Sydney Morning Herald:  Mormons asked children invasive questions about sex

May 1, 2018 The Good Men Project:  Mass Protest Against Sexually Explicit Interviews by Mormon Bishops

Apr 26,2018 Salt Lake Tribune:  Fallen Mission President deceived and victimized young female missionaries

Apr 5, 2018 Daily Universe:  Former MTC president’s accuser files federal lawsuit

Apr 5, 2018 ABC News:  Woman breaks her silence 30 years after she says she was raped

Apr 5, 2018 AP Article. Chicago Tribune:  Utah woman sues Mormon Church alleging rape

Apr 1, 2018 Houston Chronicle:  1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

Mar 31, 2018 The Daily Mail:  One thousand current and former Mormons march

Mar 31, 2018 Cedar City News:  1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

Mar 30, 2018 Telemundo Utah:  Marchan in Salt Lake pare salvaguardar la seguridad do los ninos

Mar 30, 2018 Good4Utah:  LDS church policy march

Mar 30, 2018 Washington Post:  1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

Mar 30, 2018 KUV2:  March for the children

Mar 30, 2018 Deseret News:  Hundreds march to change LDS Church policies on bishop interviews with youth

Mar 27, 2018 San Francisco:  Mormon church to allow parents in youth bishop meetings

Mar 27, 2018 Washington Post:  Mormon church to allow parents in youth bishop meetings

Mar 27, 2018 Fox News National:  Mormon church to allow parents in youth bishop meetings

Mar 26, 2018 Salt Lake Tribune:  Mormon leaders unveil new rules allowing another adult in the room for interviews

March 25, 2018 The Daily Beast:  The Mormon Church Must Learn From Metoo

Mar 24, 2018 Business Journals”  As Latest Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Mormon Church

Mar 9, 2018 Naked Mormonism Podcast:  Protect LDS Children

Mar 9, 2018 Idaho State Journal:  Petition Pushing LDS Church

Feb 21, 2018 Mormon Discussion Podcast:  295: Sam Young–Protect The Children

Feb 20, 2018 Heart of the Matter YouTube:  Interview with Sam Young

Feb 19, 2018 Fifty States of Blue:  Mormon Mormon bishops to stop asking children

Feb 6, 2018 Fox 26 TV Houston:  Closed Doors at LDS Church

Feb 5, 2018 Fox 26 TV Houston:  Former Mormon Bishop Petitions Church

Jan 25, 2018 Houston Chronicle:  Houstonian wants Mormon Church to stop questioning children about their sexuality

Jan 17, 2018 National post Former Bishop charge with sex abuse.  He was Bishop in 2016 came out.

Feb 2, 2018 Child Friend Faith Project. Mormon wants to end masturbation interviews 

Jan 21, 2018 EastIdahoNews.com:  Group aims to protect LDS children from interviews with bishop.

Jan 19, 2018 Nevada Public Radio KNPR:  Petition to end one-on-one interviews between Mormon bishops and children has 12,000 signatures

Jan 19, 2018 2KUTV:  Former LDS Bishop Implores church leaders to stop sexually explicit interviews

Jan 19, 2018 Morgan County News:  Petition to change LDS bishops one-on-one interviews

Jan 18, 2018 Salt Lake Tribune:   Activists call for practice to end immediately

Jan 18, 2018 Fox 13 Salt Lake City.  Group aimed at protecting children ramps up efforts

Jan 13, 2018  Salt Lake Tribune:  Two Mormon Petitions Show Contrasting Priorities

Jan 8, 2018:  Wheat and Tares Blog:  Rethinking Bishops Interviews

Jan 5, 2018:  Salt Lake Tribune:  Letter:  The bishop’s interview should change immediately

Jan 2, 2018:  Morgan County News.  Editorial – LDS Bishop Youth Interviews

Dec 22, 2017  The Cultural Hall Podcast.  Sam Young Ep. 254

Dec 21, 2017  Mormon Stories Podcast.  Analyzing LDS Church Statements About Clergy Interviews

Dec 18, 2017  Tribune Editorial:  The LDS church should revise the ‘bishop’s interview’

Dec 17, 2017  Salt Lake Tribune:  A Mormon Bishop Kirby would never interview anyone about sex.

Dec 16, 2017  The Daily Utah Chronicle:  Anderson: Interviews About Sexual Conduct with LDS Children – Adding My Voice

Dec 15, 2017  Deseret News:  In our opinion: Mormon bishop interviews are not ‘invitations’ for abuse

Dec 15, 2017  Salt Lake Tribune:  Sexual abuse survivors group of ‘Spotlight’ fame calls on Mormon church to change interview system

Dec 14, 2017  World Religion News

Dec 14, 2017  SNAP:  LDS Church flat-out wrong about one-on-one interviews

Dec 13, 2017  Radiowest:  LDS Worthiness Interviews and Lay Clergy

Dec 13, 2017  Huffpost:  Petition Calls On Mormon Church To Stop Letting Leaders Interview Kids About Sex

Dec 12, 2017  Raw Story:  Mormon parents are pushing back on bishops who interrogate young girls about sex

Dec 12, 2017  Salt Lake Tribune:  Statement from the LDS Church on Mormon bishops’ interviews

Dec 12, 2017  Salt Lake Tribune:  Some parents and therapists say Mormon bishops’ interviews with children about sexual matters are ‘intrusive, inappropriate’

Dec 11, 2017 KUTV:  LDS church responds to questions about interviews with children, sexual topics

Dec 4, 2017   St. George News:  Former Mormon bishop asks church leaders to stop interviewing kids about sex behind closed doors

Dec 1, 2017 The Mormon Therapist:  Dear Bishop:  Don’t Ask My Kids About Sex

Nov 21, 2017 Progressive Secular Humanist:  Mormon Masturbation Interviews Damage Children