These are personal accounts of the negative consequences that inappropriate interviews have had on people.

#786 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,4,7

Aside from the invasive interview questions. I was asked such questions out of the interview senario (casual talk questions). I remember I was about 13 and I was waiting for the cultural hall to be opened for an activity. And our current bishop at that time was also outside waiting. And out of nowhere he’d…

#784 Jerold G. CS: 1,2,3,7,8

I remember having so much anxiety about meeting with the bishop that I would throw up before I met with the bishop. In my mission interview my stake president asked if I had sex with animals. I remember hating myself for years due to inappropriate questions. Later in college I was talking to my bishop…

#782 Name Hidden. CS: 1,4. Other: Encouraged not to report rape, impaired decision of parents, caused shame and trauma for selfish reasons.

I know you are going through a tough time right now Sam, so I wanted to tell you how you have helped my little family in a way that wouldn’t risk doxing ourselves. At the age of 14, my wife was raped. She did not go to the police, but instead went to her parents.…

#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…

#780 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,8

I started masturbating when I was 12. I didn’t know what it was until I found the definition in a health book. It explained that masturbation was a natural thing that most people did, it was normal and even healthy. That definition SAVED ME. Later on I learned that it was a sin that needed…

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

Summary of the following story: I was groomed by my church leaders all growing up to be deceived by a pervert (another Bishop) and I thought all that happened to me was completely normal. I have decided to leave the church for any reason just pick one. I do know that I am not the…