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

#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…

#574 Hanford S. CS: 1. Other: Distressed about Kimball’s pre-occupation with Sexual Practices. He was Pres. of the so-called “12 Apostles” then. 1-of-2 “General Authorities, who dealt with “Homosexuality.”

The late Mormon Pres. Spencer W. Kimball asked me explicit sexual questions, in clearing my return to BYU. (’69) I was falsely accused of “Homosexual Activity” on-Campus, although I am Gay. Like: “Have you practiced Sodomy, Fellatio, Oral Sex, etc.?” Thought he was ” Speaking in Tongues. ” LOL!!! +, I’d just been Baptized an…

#573 Name Hidden. 1,2,3,8. Other: Loss of self confidence and self worth, especially with the opposite sex. Difficulty having a normal life. Difficulty having a normal dating life.

I was born into the church. Growing up, I always considered myself a normal kid but felt that the only thing in my life that was not normal was the church. I never did drugs or any illegal activity, like drink alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence. I…

#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…

#570 Isaiah B. CS: 1,2,3,4,8,9

I was raised a Mormon.  My mother was born in Utah.  I had very strict grandmother and I felt pressured to speak about my masturbation habits and my porn watching.  It lead me to lose my sarcament privileges which made me feel isolated from the other boys in my ward.  The bishop was tough and…

#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…