Today, this message showed up in my inbox:
Hi Sam – I wanted to reach out personally and thank you for what you’re doing. My wife has struggled with my evolution of beliefs over the past year. So, I’ve been reluctant to bring up church stuff with her. Yesterday, out of the blue, she said to me, “Have you heard about that petition?”
That kick-started a conversation during which she openly and passionately agreed with your message and proclaimed how she won’t allow our daughters to be questioned alone with a Bishop and not at all on worthiness and sexuality.
My oldest daughter is a few months away from youth interviews and I had been worried about how to handle the desire to protect my children, while also not harming the very fragile relationship I have with my wife in relation to the church. It couldn’t have gone better.
She’s considering sharing the petition on her facebook timeline. Her mama bear has come out.
Thank you. Sincerely.
The petition is now at 6,010 signatures.
However…..this is NOT the most important statistic. The real significance is what’s happening in homes and families. Several members have now resolved to protect their children from being taken behind closed doors, all alone, with an untrained older man. And then probed about masturbation and other sexually oriented matters.
Stand Up to Protect Our Vulnerable Children
Help me and 6,000 other thundering voices to eradicate this dangerous and damaging practice.