I had a mission president, ____ ______, in Tampa Florida who took pride in being direct, and often times blunt. During my second interview with him, he asked me if I masturbated. He then asked me if I talked with my companion about masturbation, or if we did it together. And lastly, he asked if my companion and I discussed what it felt like to have sex.
I did not have a history of masturbation, and his inquiries made me feel extremely uncomfortable. I did not feel his questions were inspired, but moreso investigative and his tone seemed inappropriate.
Additionally, before the mission, I had a man take advantage of and sexually assault me. It was an awful experience for me, but President ______ told me it was my fault for “hooking up” and messing around with “that type of guy”. I felt belittled, mocked, and blamed for something I had no control over. I tried to call the mission home and report what he said to me, and someone on the phone heard what I had to say, but I never heard back. I never got an apology, or any acknowledgement. President _______ made me deeply question how a person like him could be a mission president, let alone, a priesthood holder. That experience really troubled me and shook my faith in priesthood leaders.