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

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

I was not only asked inappropriate questions; my bishop pulled me out of a youth class on Sunday without my parents' knowledge and taught me what masturbation was and how it works, then told me never to think about it again.

Landon profile image for wasmormon.orgelementalepistles

The questions the Bishop and Stake President ask are often quite intrusive.  They seem to have an obsession with sex and sexuality and what we do in our bedrooms. I wouldn’t let them meet privately with my children and ask such questions.  If my kids had questions about sexuality, they knew that we could talk openly and non-judgmentally.

God knows if we are worthy of him. There is no need for a Bishop to conduct an inquisition into our intimate lives - especially since they don’t really have any spirit of discernment or any pastoral training.  

Tom profile image for wasmormon.orgtom808

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

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