Child Successfully Groomed for a Pedophile–By the Bishop–Today

Boy Crying.jpgThis 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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2 thoughts on “Child Successfully Groomed for a Pedophile–By the Bishop–Today

  1. Today, I watched your Mormon Stories interview with John Dehlin and had the following thoughts about it:

    Most times rules keep people functioning well within proper bounds when things are routine. It’s proper to subordinate every-day regulations to a higher law when circumstances aren’t normal and call for different actions. Often, rules are not absolute and cannot always cover every aspect of a situation, especially unseen and unpredictable events. Rigid and inflexible systems where policy makers forbid people to consider context, use common sense, exercise reasonableness, and make moral choices can cause good people to act badly. “Just following orders,” like in the Nuremberg defense.

    When church members speak out about a church policy or practice that is immoral, is it right for church leaders to consider it as apostasy? I don’t think so! The church shouldn’t consider it as apostasy for a member to speak out against an immoral policy or practice. Just as the Uniform Code of Military Justice says, Soldiers have an obligation and duty to disobey an unlawful order, yet have an obligation and duty to follow all lawful commands of their superior officers. Similarly, church members have a moral duty to disobey an immoral church policy or practice. If church leaders are fallible then they should be open to the concerns of the membership.

    Best wishes and continued success. I’m cheering for you!

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  2. This report is so heart-rending!!! These interviews should have stopped by now. ( I am seething.) One needs to refer to Doug’s post and read the report of: THE LDS PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST, which includes the response of the LDS hierarchy to this petition. If you were to ask our 29 year old autistic daughter: ” What happens to liars?” , her response is: “thrust down into Hell”…having being primed by one of her brothers years ago after a Primary lesson on HONESTY.

    One needs to research …even so-called Anti-Mormon stuff. If there is no truth in the statements, one has nothing to be fear. However, “It is immoral not to care about whether something is true or not, just because it makes one happy.” (Anonymous). And if you have “a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel ” you should be even more determined to sign the petition so that you will not be found wanting.

    In South Africa after years of the prevalence of dishonesty, we now have HOPE for the future. We pray each day for Sam Young’s efforts to be rewarded with the same HOPE ..smiling brightly before us.

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