I was forced to describe, in detail, my sexual relationship with my boyfriend of 16, when I was 16 to my bishop at the time.
I felt dirty, and like I was being put in the spotlight for something that’s completely natural.
Most humans experiment with their sensuality around that age, but I was made to feel dirty, disgusting and wretched.
I was forced to read a book that describes sexual sin as being worse than murder, which made me feel even worse about myself, and then I was forced to admit all my sins to my bishop again, with a witness, who was another old man…. which felt disgusting and abusive as well.
Two old men sat there and asked a 16-year-old girl to relive her sexual exploits with her boyfriend.