As a young woman I was frequently pulled into the Bishops office at random for “worthiness interviews”, even without my parents knowing these interviews were happening. I was a good girl and at that age didn’t have things to repent of but I often felt shame for even being pulled in like he was insinuating I HAD committed some grave sin I wasn’t aware of.
I would sit there red hot cheeks burning, a little girl at the age of 13, while an older man asked me if I masturbated, behind a closed door. My answer was always no and he never dug for more but I always left feeling ashamed, and guilty and I had done NOTHING WRONG. I have a daughter of my own now, and I cannot fathom having her go through what I did and think this sort of thing is normal. We need to STOP normalizing grown men, asking sexual questions to minors behind closed doors!