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

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

My nazi-TBM parents never gave me the birds and the bees talk. I was raised in an information vacuum that only included the church and nothing else. I knew nothing about sex and if the subject ever came up in any respect, it was quickly quashed in our household. The “masturbation” word had come up…

#321 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,4,7,8,9

Innocence Taken I grew up going to the Sugar Land wards of the Houston Texas South Stake. I was going in for my first temple interview to do baptisms for the dead. I was very naive and at the time didn’t know what self pleasure or masturbation were or what sexually active meant. I was…

#320 Cheryl N. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7

You may use my name, I resigned from the Church a couple years ago and I am not afraid of the Church discipline or threats anymore. ” A current active bishop raped my 12-year-old daughter. In the middle of a night at 3:30 am she came to me hysterical and told me what happened. I…

#319 Lisa O. CS: 1,2,4,6,7

Lisa O. Idaho, USA My story takes place in the 1980s, in a town of about 30,000 people in Los Angeles County, California. One Sunday when I was about 15 years old, all the girls were brought together to watch a film called “Morality For Youth” (1982). The video used a group of teens on…

#315 Name Hidden. CS: 1,3,5,6,7,9,10

My story began growing up not only being molested by an older neighbor, but also in a house full of siblings who had all learned throughout their childhood how to masturbate with themselves and with each other. It was a sickness that slowly trickling down to every child born into the household. I was the…

#313 Name Hidden. CS: Other: I feel like my issues are not directly related to the sexual aspect of worthiness interviews, so I didn’t check anything in this list.

I remember the first time I was asked if I masturbated. When I was about 15 years old, I was very depressed. My bishop was a neighbor and family friend, so I called him and asked if we could set up an appointment to talk. I didn’t tell my parents I was doing this, and…