“Spotlight” Calls on Mormon Church to End Interview System

The prominent support group that helped expose widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests is calling on the LDS Church to discontinue its practice of male bishops interviewing young Mormons behind closed doors.

Such conversations, sometimes about intimate sexual matters are “a recipe for abuse,” said Joelle Casteix, the Western regional leader for SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. “They should be stopped.”

Considered the oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings, SNAP’s efforts were featured in the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight.”

Click on this link to read the full article by Peggy Fletcher Stack of The Salt Lake Tribune (the independent paper that the LDS Church tried to silence) about Spotlight’s call to the Mormon Church to end this interview system which places vulnerable children in situations where abuse can – and does – flourish.