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

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

I had grown up in the church from about age 9 but had not been baptized yet. My mother was not LDS but I lived with my father and step mother and attended church every Sunday or else we were grounded for the following week. I was an inquisitive child and asked “why” way too…

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

I was first asked by my bishop if I engaged in masturbation when I was 11-years-old, in a worthiness interview prior to be ordained a deacon. I had never heard the word. At that time, he told me that if I didn’t know what I meant, I probably didn’t have a problem. It made me…

#522 David F. CS: 1,2,3,4,7,8,10

A forum to tell my story? Really? I have been discounted and labeled a sinner by Mormon leadership and doctrine for so many years it’s impossible for me to believe any one actually cares to hear my story unless it’s to condemn me while promoting the truthfulness of the Mormon Gospel. Currently our 12-year-old granddaughter…

#521 Lori E. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

I went to a church university in the mid 1980s. I was super young and naive. I was also raped by my Family Home Evening Brother. We had been playing “Night Games” by the church, and he offered to walk me home for safety’s sake. This particular semester I lived with only one other girl…

#519 Danny M. CS: 1,2,4,6,10

Shame, shame and more shame on the LDS brethren. I have seen a great friend’s son commit suicide. The LDS church played a role. Shame on Joe Bishop. Shame on the LDS cover-up. Shame on the Eagle Mountain stake President for siding with the adulterer husband. I am repulsed by my religion.

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

I love the church so much. I really really do. And it is because I love the church so much that I am supporting this cause. The experiences shared in these stories are heart wrenching. Adolescents do not need probing into their sexual lives by older men alone in a closed room. The only question…