A letter sent to my Stake President tonight.
More good news from the trenches. These messages just came in today.
Idaho: “My stake president brought up the discussion of how to protect youth during interviews. You’re making an impact. Good work!”
Utah: “I work with millennial TBMs. Today we were having a discussion about the US gymnastics doctor situation. My coworker noted that those kind of abuses make them hesitant to put their kids in sports and such where they might be 1:1 with an adult. Another, who’s a faithful member, piped up that he felt the same way about bishop interviews, citing ‘all the awful stories he’s been hearing about bishops abusing kids.’ I was shocked when the entire team—all TBMs—agreed without hesitation, saying they would never be sending their kids in alone for bishop interviews, and that the church should absolutely change that policy.
So whether or not the policy changes now, people are changing. Those are future parents and church leaders. It’s working, even if it’s slow. Keep up the good work.”
Pretty cool that leaders and members are seeing the imminent dangers to their children by allowing them to be taken behind closed doors and asked questions about sex.
All my Best,
P.S. ‘TBM’ is the acronym for ‘True Believing Member.’ It’s not a pejorative term in any way.