Were you asked inappropriate questions in "worthiness" interviews by your Mormon Bishop?

I was not. I was fortunate to have respectful bishops.

nahtalyaserene profile image for wasmormon.orgnahtalyaserene

Confession is a misconception (there is only 1 scripture in the NT that infers it), it's Catholic and LDS in tradition -- and it's so dangerous.

We have untrained bishops, feeling they are inspired, listening to people's deepest, darkest situations, follies, fears and missteps, giving advice (and often therapy/counseling).

We don't need a human to pronounce us "worthy." It's control. Untrained men asking inappropriate questions, what could go wrong? :) All should be welcomed in Christ's sacrament. Confession is putting a man between a person and God.

Why does Utah have laws that protect clergy from reporting child abuse if it comes up in confession/conversation with a member?

Why does the church have an 800# that bishops must call when they have a member tell them of child abuse, and why is that # staffed by the church's law firm? Is the law firm focused on the victims, or on protecting the church?

Have you read about the AZ lawsuit and the investigative reports?

shawnmatheson profile image for wasmormon.orgshawnmatheson

I didn’t even know what masturbation was until my bishop described it to me alone in his office. At least in my case I don’t think he had any ill intent. This is just the kind of thing that happens when a former marine drill Sargent, warehouse manager is told to interview children without having any kind of social work, legal, ethical, or psychological training. 

Michael Taylor profile image for wasmormon.orgmichael-taylor