Yep. That’s right. You can’t find masturbation interviews for your children anywhere else.
“No other reputable institutional church, private or public school, sports group, youth serving organization, or community center allows one-on-one meetings between adults and children. It’s an invitation for sexual abuse. Why is the LDS church endorsing this horrible practice?” –Statement by Joelle Casteix, SNAP Western Regional Leader
SNAP is a prominent support group that helped expose widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests. The acronym stands for Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests.
In no uncertain terms, SNAP condemns what has become an LDS institutional hallmark, masturbation interviews. According to Ms. Casteix, “The ramifications of these meetings are horrific.”
My Fellow Mormons
I’m ashamed that these closed-door-interviews are still part of our culture. They certainly are not doctrine. We are condoning the shame and self-loathing that our children are experiencing.
The rest of the world has already made changes to protect the kids. Every institutional church and youth serving organization have eliminated behind-closed -doors-all-alone meetings with children…..except us.
We were forced by the Federal Government to abandon polygamy. We lagged years behind the civil rights movement in finally ditching our embarrassing racism. We are now years behind society again. If you allow our “horrific” practice to continue….the harm to our children is on you!!!
***My Non-Mormon Friends***
You, your relatives, your neighbors or friends may be considering joining my Mormon Church. If so, be aware that we are the ONLY church in America that conducts sexually oriented interviews with children, all alone, behind closed doors.
I’m giving you a heads up. Your children WILL regularly be called into private one-on-one meetings with a leader of your congregation. Often without your knowledge or consent. It is very likely that those interviews will be sexually oriented with sexually probing questions. Always behind closed doors and without a parent in the room.
The Church offers many good things. I encourage you to seriously weigh the good against the severe risks that your children will be exposed to.
Join us by adding your thundering voice to the PETITION