Bishop Sam Young is no stranger to Mormon Stories, and in these episodes we meet with Sam again to discuss his decision to escalate his cause to protect LDS children by attempting a 21-day hunger strike and daily spotlight near Temple Square.  We discuss the purpose of Sam’s hunger strike and allow him the opportunity to discuss the effectiveness of his latest actions to end one-on-one interviews between clergy and youth behind closed doors, and in asking questions of a sexual nature.  Sam also discusses the 29 questions he has compiled of questions individuals have been asked behind closed doors of an inappropriate and pornographic nature.  We then ask Sam what his next steps will be if his escalation does not bring about the desired change.

Sam Young’s previous interviews on Mormon Stories Podcast:

Show Notes:

Part 1 – Bishop Sam Young describes why he made the decision to escalate his cause to Protect LDS Children by having a hunger strike and daily spotlight near Temple Square:

Part 2 – Bishop Sam Young discusses his plans for the future post-fast, and we field questions and comments from our live listeners:


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  1. Dwayne August 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    They’re asking questions of young boys and girls that members were not permitted to ask of Joseph Smith as an adult. I’m beginning to wonder if the second anointing was
    instituted for the sole purpose of avoiding questions and interviews.

  2. Jeanne August 15, 2018 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    God Bless you and your sacred path Sam.

  3. David MacKay August 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Sam, I don’t know how President Nelson is going to show up on Sunday when he has Special Devotional Fireside over at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – which will basically serve as a Regional Conference for everyone in the Toronto Region and abroad. My suggestion is that he show up today or tomorrow at the latest.

    Unless the Spirit tells him to show up. It’s not likely that he will, but your fast is touching people. May the spot light continue.

  4. Ex Mormon August 17, 2018 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Sam you are doing God’s work. It is very sad that the church leaders are not acting Christ like. At the same time the President of the church makes a demand to omit nickname Mormon. The church is such a mess, it’s disgusting. I am looking forward to see how the church of Fear and risk is going to handle this.

  5. Cindy Carter August 23, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

    This problem should be at the top of the list. This needs to be addressed NOW, this very second and shame on the Church leaders for putting their heads in the sand. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on them!!!!!!!!

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