I learned of this practice when my son who is now 39 was asked a question about masturbation during his 16th birthday interview. This was his interview to be ordained a priest. This question effectively caused my son to no longer want anything to do with the church. My son shared the fact he was asked this question within our family. This caused quite a stir among his younger brothers. The next brother to be called in for an interview was very nervous and did not want to go talk to the bishop. I approached the bishop about the questions being asked. This was a new bishop and he explained why they felt the need to ask such questions and he indicated he would explain to my son the reasoning. There was never any offer to eliminate the questions! I prepared my sons and offered them the choice of not answering the questions and also not going in for the interview. Three of my four sons were asked this questions. We were living in Texas when the 3 sons were interviewed! At the time it happened I encouraged my sons to lie if they chose to and told them it was none of the bishops business. It totally turned my sons against the church and also made them feel awkward toward the leaders of the church. Coincidentally while this was happening a member of the church reported her young daughter had been molested by the ward clerk and the bishop asked her not to go to the police. Fortunately the mother did, but there was no help given from the local Bishop in the prosecution of the clerk and in fact he was left in his position during the legal process! I have asked my name to not be shared because of the embarrassment it might cause my sons. They have all left the church but protecting their privacy is important!