#576 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,6,7,8

When I was 12 I had my first temple worthiness interview. The bishop asked me if I followed the law of chastity. He said, do you know what that is? I told him no. he said, “it means have you touched yourself or let other people touch you?” I could tell the correct answer to…

#572 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,6,7,8,9

I can’t remember certain aspects of my early childhood. This is important, because my biological father allegedly molested or abused my sister and I. We were only 2 or 3 years of age. Whatever was going on then made my mother bolt, almost literally. I have family members who share quite a bit more with…

#568 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8. Other: Anxiety, depression, ptsd symptoms

I felt like my mind and my body were never my own. I was property of the church. My mind, body, identity, worthiness, and authority were taken from me through coercion, threats, extreme social pressure, and ritualistic abuse. It’s been so damaging to me. I’m still trying to piece myself back together. It’s heartbreaking to…

#567 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,6,7,8

I feel hurt and betrayed. I gave my heart and soul to this church and the lack of boundaries and policies and teachings around immorality/chastity/modesty/worthiness interviews of this institution have caused me so much psychological, emotional, and mental pain and suffering. There were no boundaries. It was confusing. It was scary. It was horrible. It…

#564 Tara T. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Other: Ritualistic Abuse and Mind Control

I am a Therapist-Survivor of ritualistic abuse and mind control, that involved at least two of my bishops as perpetrators, and two of my stake presidents. The document below is a document I wrote with the help and edits of a psychologist friend who has advocated and supported survivors for almost 4 decades. While my…

#559 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Please reach out to any teen mothers that have had to deal with the church, I’m positive there are more victims of other members. They condition these girls to feel like they are nothing and everything is their fault. Check at risk youth centers! They shut these girls up by sending them away!! Nov 17,…

#558 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Other: Ritualistic abuse and mind control

I will share with you, reader, a story of a girl. This girl experienced a lifetime of sorrows from as young as three, maybe even younger, as memories still return to her in a haze. Her body and soul remembers everything, though her mind fights to remember, she must remember. She must remember to heal.…

#556 Joanna C. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

My name is Joanna C. and I am ready to go fully public about the lifetime of abuses through the mainstream Mormon Church and the fundamentalist sects of the church have perpetuated against not only me, but several key others. What was done to us by the church was monstrous and atrocious, and was always…

#554 Robbie S. CS: 1,2,3,6,7,8

I had a great childhood with really supportive, loving parents and kind church leaders. I also struggled silently with the shame and guilt that came from worthiness interviews. Up to this day I’ve struggled immensely with a variety of things that came from talking about my own private sexual development. I started masturbating at around…