This message came in last night.
Just left church and had to give a young man from the ward a ride home. I waited for him while he went in for a Bishop’s interview after mutual for a good hour. He came out of the room in tears. He was very clearly shaken up as we got into my car.
We sat in silence for a minute while he collected himself and I let him know that I am always available to talk and I’m happy to help if I can. He poured out his thoughts saying he needs to really focus on chastity. I knew immediately what it meant.
He isn’t my kid. So I don’t want to push boundaries, so I just let him know that I don’t think he is a bad kid and he is really still just a kid. A normal teenager. I told him to not get hung up on little things and that everything would be okay.
He opened up a little more and said he didn’t even know what masturbation was until he went in for this interview. (I didn’t pry for this information, mind you, he just started pouring out his heart to me.)
It’s terrible that the bishop made this kid think he committed a sin next to murder.
As I dropped him off, he thanked me and asked if he could hug me because he really just needed to hear everything would be okay.
By the time I got home, I was in tears.
One more child…
…..closer to self-loathing
…..closer to suicide ideation
…..closer to decades of adult self-loathing.
…..closer to being groomed for a pedophile? Nope. He’s already there. Evidenced by the fact that he would bring up masturbation alone in a car with a trusted adult. The bishop groomed him to think that’s okay. I don’t believe that either the bishop or my friend who gave this child a ride home are pedophiles. But, our culture grooms our children for the pedophiles that are in our midst.
We are the ONLY institutional church in America who permits it’s children to be routinely groomed behind closed doors by its congregation’s leaders.
Parents, DO NOT allow your child to be taken behind closed doors, all alone, and discuss sexual matters with an untrained man. The damage that this bishop is doing is likely unintended….but the child is damaged none-the-less.
Join the March to Stop this from Happening to any more Boys
We are going to assure that the children of the future don’t repeat the dreadful experiences of the children in our past.
On March 30, 2018 we will gather at the Salt Lake City/County Building. Then march 5 blocks to the LDS Church Office Building. Upon arrival, we will present 2 items to church officials:
- The signatories on the Petition to Protect The Children–Stop Sexually Explicit Interviews of Mormon Youth
- Sacred Stories of Sacred Children. A record of childhoods destroyed behind closed doors.
Register here so we can get an accurate count ahead of time. Our goal is 1,000 marchers. It’s going to be big.
How can you help make this all happen:
- Share the march info everywhere.
- Bring your friends & family.
- Encourage friends & family in Utah and surrounding states to join in
We are making Mormon history. Come make it with us. It will be a once in a lifetime event.
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