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115,698. Claims of bishops sexually abusing children and closed door meetings asking young people questions related to sex, a Houston Mormon says this practice must stop and he is demanding change. You first met Sam Young here on the Factor Uncensored Monday night. On Tuesday he laid out details of the allegations at a press conference. This comes as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints remains silent about the charges saying no comment.
It’s a process that many of us who are not Mormons and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints aren’t very familiar with, the question is: are you worthy? It’s asked of young people or members of the church who are hoping to enter the priesthood or the temple during a worthiness interview.
‘It is an approved practice in my church for bishops and other local leader to take children behind closed doors all alone and pose questions of a sexual nature to the child,’ former bishop Sam Young said. Fox26 online article 6th February 2018 ‘Closed Doors at LDS’
38,456. 90% of Provo rapes not reported to police. Deseret Morning News 17th October 2003
38,449. Mothers who know desire to bear children ...
Mothers who know honor sacred ordinances and covenants ... They bring daughters in clean and ironed dresses with hair brushed to perfection; their sons wear white shirts and ties and have missionary haircuts ...
Mothers who know are nurturers ... Another word for nurturing is homemaking. Homemaking includes cooking, washing clothes and dishes, and keeping an orderly home. Home is where women have the most power and influence; therefore, Latter-day Saint women should be the best homemakers in the world ...
Mothers who know build children into future leaders and are the primary examples of what leaders look like.
Mothers who know are always teachers. Since they are not babysitters, they are never off duty ...
Mothers who know do less [of worldly things] ... These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord’s kingdom for the next 50 years. That is influence; that is power. Julie B Beck, general conference address Fall 2007
38,162. We gain or strengthen a testimony by bearing it. (Mormons & Mormons: Oaks) Dallin H Oaks, general conference report 5th April 2008
38,267. One has not begun to repent until he has suffered intensely for his sins. (Mormons & Mormons: Oaks) Dallin H Oaks, address BYU students 1990
38,294. Real love for the sinner may involve confrontation. (Mormons & Mormons: Oaks) Dallin H Oaks, 2009
37,888. It’s wrong to criticize leaders of the Church, even if the criticism is true. (Mormons & Mormons: Oaks) Dallin H Oaks
38,237. The idea that all truth is based on scientific evidence is simply untrue. (Mormons & Mormons: Oaks) Dallin H Oaks, general conference report 5th April 2008
38,149. Each of us has two distinct channels to God, the first is governance which is obedience to the leadership, and the second is personal testimony which gives us our knowledge in his existence. (Mormons & Mormons: Oaks) Dallin H Oaks, general conference report April 2008
37,147. It is the privilege of married couples who are able to bear children to provide mortal bodies for the spirit children of God, whom they are then responsible to nurture and rear. The decision as to how many children to have and when to have them is extremely intimate and private and should be left between the couple and the Lord. Church Handbook of Instructions p158
37,148. The First Presidency is being asked from time to time as to what the attitude of the Church is regarding birth control. In order that you may be informed on this subject and that you may be prepared to convey the proper information to the members of the Church under your jurisdiction, we have decided to give you the following statement:
We seriously regret that there should exist a sentiment or feeling among any members of the Church to curtail the birth of their children. We have been commanded to multiply and replenish the earth that we may have joy and rejoicing in our posterity. First Presidency statement 14th April 1969
37,767. Church members who are involved in pregnancy out of wedlock are encouraged to go to their bishop. By virtue of his priesthood office and calling, he can counsel with them as they make important decisions that affect their own well-being and that of the child. He also can help them begin the process of repentance. Because of the social and emotional issues inherent in such situations, the bishop should consider referring the unwed parents to LDS Family Services (where available) regardless of whether they choose to marry, place their child for adoption, or keep the child without getting married.
... When the possibility of a successful marriage is unlikely, unwed parents should be encouraged to place the child for adoption, preferably through LDS family services ...
Unwed parents who do not marry should not be counseled to keep the infant as a condition of repentance, or of an obligation to care for one’s own family. Generally, unwed parents are not able to provide the stable, nurturing environment for the baby’s well-being. First Presidency letter 15th June 1998
37,936. The First Presidency has interpreted oral sex as constituting an unnatural, impure, or unholy practice. If a person is engaged in a practice which troubles him enough to ask about it, he should discontinue it. (Mormons & Oral Sex) Official Declaration of the First Presidency of the Church 5th January 1982
37,937. Prophets anciently and today condemn masturbation. It induces feelings of guilt and shame. It is detrimental to spirituality. It indicates slavery to the flesh, not that mastery of it and the growth toward godhood which is the object of our mortal life. Our modern prophet has indicated that no young man should be called on a mission who is not free from this practice. What is more, it too often leads to grievous sin, even to that sin against nature, homosexuality. For, done in private, it evolves often into mutual masturbation-practiced with another person of the same sex and thence into total homosexuality. (Mormons & Masturbation) ibid.
37,942. [Those] guilty of fornication, heavy petting, other sexual perversions, drug abuse, serious violation of civil law, and other transgressions must repent and be free of such activity for at least one year before getting the mission call.
[Those] who have been promiscuous with several partners or who have been with one partner over an extended period of time in either a heterosexual or a homosexual relationship will not be considered for full-time missionary service. First Presidency letter 11th December 2002
37,397. Young mothers and fathers, with all my heart I counsel you not to postpone having your children, being co-creators with our Father in heaven.
Do not use the reasoning of the world, such as, ‘We’ll wait until we can better afford having children, until we are more secure, until John has completed his education, until he has a better paying job, until we have a larger home, until we’ve obtained a few of the material conveniences’, and on and on.
This is the reasoning of the world and is not pleasing in the sight of God. Mothers who enjoy good health, have your children and have them early. And, husbands, always be considerate of your wives in the bearing children.
Do not curtail the number of your children for personal or selfish reasons. Material possessions, social convenience, and so-called professional advantages are nothing compared to a righteous posterity. In the eternal perspective, children – not possessions, not position, not prestige – are our greatest jewels. To the Mothers in Zion pamphlet
37,154. Not only that, but when those associations come, let them be primarily for the purpose of procreation, for the having of a family, because it is not pleasing in the sight of God to enjoy the pleasures of those associations and refuse to accept the responsibilities of parenthood. (Mormons & Mormons: Benson) Ezra Taft Benson
37,155. Let me warn the sisters in all seriousness that you who submit yourselves to an abortion or to an operation that precludes you from safely having additional healthy children are jeopardizing your exaltation and your future membership in the kingdom of God. (Mormons & Mormons: Benson) Ezra Taft Benson, God Family Country p224
37,400. Young couples should not postpone having children, and that in the eternal perspective, children – not possessions, not position, not prestige – are our greatest jewels. (Mormons & Mormons: Benson) Ezra Taft Benson