Sam Young was recently excommunicated from the LDS Church. His sin was ‘advocating’ for a change of policy to prevent Church Leaders from asking children sexually explicit questions. He had collected the testimonies of hundreds of abuse victims, but this was not enough to prevent his ousting. Sam’s Disciplinary Council and Stake President were more disturbed by his challenging the Church leaders than they were by the hundreds of instances of abuse he presented to them.
In this interview, we explore the spiritual journey that brought Sam to a reckoning with the church to which he has given his life.