Hi President ______,
I recently spoke with your executive secretary about setting up an appointment. Of course, I realize that this is a very busy time of year. I’d still like to speak with you directly. In the meantime, here’s a heads up of what I hope to discuss. All the issues revolve around the Petition to Protect the Children. I sent you 2 emails about this petition and my concerns last November.
- The protocol for youth interviews in our stake. I spoke with my bishop. However, I still have a number of questions.
- I now know that explicit questions are being asked by our bishops. Three members of our stake have reported that in 2017 they experienced interviews of such a sexually probing nature that they decided to leave the church.
- In the last few weeks there has been a firestorm of media coverage in Utah about the petition and our interview practices. There is a story brewing that may very well be covered by major local TV news here in Houston It could be highly embarrassing to our bishops.
- Finally, below you’ll find a letter that I’ve composed for the Apostles. I’d really appreciate it if you would forward it to them.
One Thousand of us are going to march on the church office building. We will present Ten Thousand signatures calling for the immediate PROTECTION OF OUR CHILDREN.
National media outlets will cover our March-for-the-Children.
Your policy of taking children behind closed doors is going to be exposed to the world.
Your training and approbation of local leaders to probe our children about masturbation and other sexually explicit details is going to be unmasked to the public.
You and the church are not going to look good. Sitting bishops are not going to look good.
Do the right thing. Stand up with us to protect our kids. Stop these interviews IMMEDIATELY. Avoid the PR nightmare that is fast approaching.
We are marching to protect our children.