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

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

I had previously dated the son of the bishop of our neighboring ward. We were sexually active, I had a lot of guilt and tried repenting and met with the bishop. There were many times I had said no, but he proceeded to still touch me and it eventually led to rape and it happened…

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

My first two and a half years after I when to collage about four people saw the inside of my apartment. I could barely tolerate having anyone in my apartment for an hour much less allowing someone to touch me. I got off easy all things considered, only probing questions like “Are you sure you’re…

#698 Joseph R. CS: 1,2,3,6

I don’t pretend that my story is as bad as many others however it may be more common. The worst part about my story is that it wasn’t my bishop or councilors that caused me pain but rather an ex-bishop and ex-stake president. This man happened to be my father. I love my father and…

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

When I was a young teenager, I had a bishop ask me if I masturbated. I wasn’t even sure what that meant. I don’t completely remember how I responded. I just know I was thrown off guard and felt terrible about the question. I was already nervous about going to interviews for the first time…

#694 Arthur N. CS: 1,2,3,7

I grew up in the LDS Church, was baptized at 8, ordained a deacon at 12, teacher at 14, priest at 16, elder at 18, served a two-year mission starting at 19. I returned home at 21, and became a non-believing ex-Mormon by 27. I am currently 39, and have never had any desire to…

#693 James K. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

I lived in Dallas, Texas in the early 1980s… I am almost 50 now. Like most normal boys, I was excited to find some “dirty magazines” when I was walking home from school. I found them to be very interesting, to say the least, and being 13 or 14 at the time, I did what…

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

I am so thankful that you are doing this. I hope the LDS Church takes action to stop these interviews. I grew up in Montana and my mother made me and my sisters go to church every Sunday. Our father was Lutheran so that made for some difficult family dynamics because mom was constantly trying…

#691 Shannon. CS: 1,4,5,7,8,9

When I was 15, I went to confession with my LDS bishop in his office at the church. 😞 I told the Bishop I needed to confession to a hot and heavy make-out session with an LDS boy. The bishop then asked for the play-by-play (intense details about the acts, who did what, did I…