Today we sit down with Sam Young and discuss his effort to protect Latter-day Saint children. Sam shares the why of his involvement in this issue, what he is doing to accomplish this, what would need to change, and how the Church is reacting. We talk about transparency, forthrightness, and the shielding of this institution from vulnerability by its leaders. Sam Young is courageous and is standing on the high ground defending LDS Children from distorted boundaries and deep unhealthiness. Support Sam by visiting protectldschildren.org
Sam also offers this suggestion as a possible format for sharing with LDS leaders that you are establishing a healthier boundary for your children and their relationship with local leaders.
Our family has decided to set the following boundaries with regards to our children.
- Our children are not to participate in any one-on-one interviews with anyone in the stake, including the bishop.
- We are to be notified in advance of any interviews with our children.
- One of us must to be present in all interviews with our children.
- No sexual matters are to be discussed during any meetings involving our children.
These limits have been discussed with our kids. We and they fully expect that these boundaries will be respected.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
This decision does not diminish our esteem for you as our bishop. We appreciate and thank you for your dedicated service.