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

My Mormon story: growing up in Utah you had to be Mormon to be able to play with your friends. So i had been baptized around 4th grade. I took the lessons on my own, would go to church and sit by myself. I would fast alone as a young child because my dad and…

#809 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8. Other: Self abuse

My childhood was very painful. This was not necessary the fault of the Mormon church, but rather my biological father was/is pedophile and abused me sexually, multiple times. Which lead to my brother’s sexually abusing me as well. He also physically abused my brothers and this went on for about 12 years. Never was I…

#805 Madison H. CS: 1,3,4,6,7,8

As a child I would have these one on one interviews with bishops behind closed doors. The sexual questions began when I was a teenager. Very uncomfortable considering I wasn’t taught what “chastity” meant. My family never talked about sex. So it was hard learning different things from leaders in the LDS Church. I was…

#803 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8. Other: I’m now filled with a fury all of the time.

Hello, Sam, If I were in your ward, if I were your friend, I’d stand beside you and witness that you are quite certainly the most selfless person that I’ve ever known. I marched with you this spring, my first time ever in Utah, and I listened to you and others defend me in a…

#801 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6

My bishop at the time was a family member… I was 11 at the time… it was a Sunday afternoon we were at home we were a few members families for a dinner. Kids we were playing and as we were playing we lost the door keys. During the evening I had the duty to…

#793 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7

I was asked if I masturbated before I knew what is was and before the thought had occurred to me. I was 13. It sounded bad, so I stammered out a “no.” I had to ask my friend who had just had the same question in her interview. As I grew more mature and ,…

#791 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,6

I was born into and raised in another church. I was baptized as an infant, received my first communion, went through catechism, and was confirmed as a member of that church when I was 15-years-old. Six months later I met a beautiful girl that was Mormon. She was not just beautiful in appearance; she was…

#781 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9

I was asked multiple times if I masturbated and then he explained how bad it is and the addictive nature of it. I denied it but felt guilty for years until I attempted to take my life 2 seperate times. Finally I admitted to my bishop that I masturbated and what he said didn’t make…