#394 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7

I was sexually abused as a primary sunbeam (age 4-5) by my primary teachers during sunday school lessons (a husband and wife). There was at least one other girl with me that I can recall. These memories stuck with her, but I repressed them until just recently. I can now look back at how the…

#393 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,7,8

My stake president wanted to meet with me in advance of going to the temple for baptisms for the dead. I’d known him my entire life and lived around the corner from me. It began with the usual questions. These interviews always made me nervous. I was a very good kid, but I felt like…

#392 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9

As I have started to read the stories others have shared, I decided I should share mine. I grew up in a divorced household, primarily living with my mother. I would have the standard every other weekend with my father growing up. The last time I saw my father I was 10-years-old. Most of my…

#389 Joel B. CS: 1,2,3,6

I really don’t have a great sense of exactly how to communicate just how damaging these one on one bishop interviews involving sexual topics by untrained men with authority for and from the church have been to me so this will probably come off long and not very concise. I think those that read the…

#387 Name Hidden 1,2,3,4,7,8

I recognize my mother’s voice in another story here, so I think it’s time to share mine. When I was a child, I had a very zealous bishop who thoroughly, searchingly interviewed me 2-4x/year starting around age 11. When I was first asked about subjects such as pornography, masturbation, bestiality, etc. by this bishop, I…

#385 Name Withheld CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10

I don’t think my story is anywhere near as hurtful and disturbing as others who have come forward. I offer my respect, love, and support to each of the brave people who have shared their horrific realities with the world through this forum, and I add my voice to the collective voice crying for these…

#384 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

When I was in my late teens, I was called into the Bishop’s office, out of the blue, and interrogated for over one and half hours, regarding sexual acts that I knew nothing about. With each question the Bishop asked, I answered NO, as I was unaware of what he was talking about. I was…

#383 David. CS: 1,2,3,4,6

Those who read my story may well conclude that I have no business posting alongside those who have been subject to the horrors of sexual abuse and assault.  My story is perhaps altogether commonplace.  I share it because I am convinced that many members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints have suffered…

#382 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10

My father was in church leadership as were all the males in my family dating back to Joseph Smith himself and are direct descendants of him. My maternal grandfather was a stake president, the first in the stake where I now live. He had a large family and every one of his children as well…