Hi Sam! I saw your Facebook feed months ago, and it intrigued me. As I was reading about your cause, my heart was so saddened, not only for the victims I read about, but it then dawned on me, my own children have been subjected to these interviews. I am an active member of our church, but have 3 children who have left the church and wonder if the questions asked by our bishops led to their feeling unworthy and becoming inactive.
I have been happily married for 27 years, and have struggled getting my husband to be active in the church alongside me. After reading about your cause, I wondered if when he was 19, thinking about leaving on a mission he went to a worthiness interview and was asked if he participated in ” incest” with his adopted sister since they weren’t ” really” brother and sister and similar in age. My husband got up, and punched his bishop in the face. He was so angry, he had to be pried off of the bishop from his counselors in the hall.
Guess who was punished? My husband was…for something he didn’t do, and was accused of. This bishop is now in the Quorum of the 70. So no, my husband didn’t serve a mission, and his testimony over the years has not grown. We live near Salt Lake City and I would love to go see that counselor that spoke on your Facebook. I agree with your cause 100%, and am going to NOT allow one on one interviews with my 9,13, and 15 year olds from here on out. Thank you Sam! You are a true disciple of Christ!