When I was about 11 or 12, I had just started in the Young Women’s program. I was ahead a year in school so I was kept with my class and not my age group. This was way back when the youth met on a different night. One night we were doing what they called a practice for getting married and going to the temple. We would all go in and have an interview just like the one that we would have just before we got married. Mind you this was not a ‘real’ interview, but the bishop and his councilors were doing these ‘interviews’.
I went in with one of the councilors and the questions were simple at the beginning. Did I obey the word of wisdom? Did I pay my tithing. etc. Then he asked me if I had obeyed the Law of Chastity. I said yes and then he asked me if I was sure. I said I think so.
He then asked me if I masturbated. I didn’t know what it was really and I said so. I said I don’t think so. He said I had to be sure. I told him I didn’t know what it was. He then began to tell me in detail what that was. He asked, “Do you put your fingers inside of yourself? you know, down inside your vagina, you know your privates and move them in and out? When you do that does it feel good?” I was so scared I wanted to cry right that minute! I said, No I don’t do that. He asked “Are you sure that you don’t put your hand in your underpants sometimes and play with yourself when your parents don’t know about it? Do you let any boys touch you down there or on your breasts?”
This is when i did start to cry and I said “No no boys ever touch me and I want to go now!” He said I could go but that this interview was holy and sacred. I should never tell anyone what we said or Heavenly Father would be very mad at me. I felt lucky that he did let me go, but I have a feeling other little girls weren’t so lucky. I never did tell anyone. They wouldn’t have believed me anyway. I never trusted any church men after that. I was always on the defensive in interviews. I’ll bet they all wonder why. This man was EVIL and church leaders LET men like him abuse little children. Outer Darkness is too good for the likes of them.