Sam Young Excommunicated, But #protectldschildren MUST Continue

The verdict is in. Sam Young was excommunicated from The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints for doing the right thing and blowing the whistle on the abusive practices in the church. They have decided to spit in the face of all of the victims and allies standing with Sam. But despite their atrocities, we CAN and we MUST continue on the fight. This isn’t over. Sam has lead us here, and now it is up to US, THE MEMBERS AND COMMUNITIES, to rise unified as one voice to PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!

If you want to talk or discuss more grassroots activism options, consider joining these groups on Facebook dedicated to the cause:

Samaritans For Sam

Wounded Samaritans

Sam Young – Protect LDS Children – We Stand With You

The Vigil Is Not Over For #samaritansforsam

Around the world, we waited together to hear if Sam Young was to be excommunicated for his brave work doing #protectldschildren #templesidechatwithanapostle, templesidechatwithjesus, and Samaritan’s events like #samaritansparty and #samaritansfeast. It’s been 4 days since that night, and the decision has still not been released. But the vigil is not over!

This is a social media call to show your support not only for Sam Young and Protect LDS Children, but victims and survivors everywhere. If you can, please copy and paste the following message to a selfie with a candle, a picture of a candle, or your profile picture with the frame of a candle on Facebook for Sam Young. Show your support and solidarity by turning all of social media into one big interactive vigil for all those affected by this cause!

(Copy and paste the text onto a selfie of you and a candle, just a picture of a candle, or the Sam Young profile picture frame to continue the vigil!)

#samspotlight #protectldschildren #istandwithsam #stopprotectingsexualpredators

If you care about the many victims of abuse in all religions…
Whether you’re #lds, #exmo, or never heard of the #mormon (TCOJCOLDS) church…
Been there from the beginning with #samyoung or just learning of protectldschildren.org now…

We are encouraging EVERYONE during this hard time to #letyourlightshine across social media by posting a picture of you holding a candle in vigil for Sam Young and all the survivors of #abuse with the hashtags:
#samspotlight #protectldschildren #istandwithsam #stopprotectingsexualpredators #abuseawareness.

Let’s light up the world in unison with an interactive vigil capable of reaching even the darkest corners! ❤️

https://invisiblescubit.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/the-samaritans-night/

Samaritans Night Eve Of The Tribunal

Tribunal Outcome

Samaritan’s Party And Feast For Protect LDS Children

The Samaritan’s Party was all about healing for the victims and survivors of abuse in The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints and included a bishop’s apology from 30 current or still ordained bishops across the country for the church’s practice of one-on-one interviews conducted by untrained lay men and often including sexually explicit questions with underage children. The Samaritan’s Feast was the last day of Sam Young’s #hungerstrikeandspotlight and #templesidechat. He fasted for 23 days, besting Gandhi’s fast by 2 days, all for the victims. Not one apostle showed up, including the prophet Russel M. Nelson, but as participants washed each others feet free of the guilt, shame, and pain of their traumas in the church, you could almost swear Jesus himself was standing amongst them.

https://invisiblescubit.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/samaritans-party-apology-challenge/

https://invisiblescubit.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/the-samaritans-feast/

Child In Wheelchair Attacked By Security Guard In Temple Square 7/29

I feel like this video deserves it’s own post. It was really awful and I feel like it needs to be seen and talked about.

This was by far the worst action by an outsider that happened today. A child in a wheelchair was attacked by a security guard for holding a sign a couple of feet over an arbitrary and unclear line, because she wanted to be in the shade in the awful heat of the day. He was waiting in the background for quite some time, looking for someone to attack, and decided to attack a child. in. a. wheelchair. She was visibly shaken and brought to tears. Sam Young stepped in and tried to rectify the situation positively, but I felt it was important to get her side of the story and validate what had just happened to her. I think that security guard should be absolutely ashamed of himself. There’s no excuse for that kind of behavior. That it happened right outside the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in Temple Square makes it even more atrocious.

My heart broke at the sight of her tears. No child should have to bear such a traumatic event happening so randomly to her when she was trying to show support for a very important cause, PROTECTING OTHER CHILDREN. No justification would make me feel ok with how she was treated.

Livestream Coverage Of #protectldschildren #templesidechatwithanapostle Day 2

Our livestream coverage of Sam Young’s Protect LDS Children’s Temple Side Chat With An Apostle, hunger strike, and spotlight.

Standing by these warriors for the cause was an honor and a dream come true. Sam Young and McKenna Denson were phenomenal! There was some really great discussion by the group, since the apostle never showed or sent any church representation (shame on you, Soares). I openly tell a very small part of my story at the end. I felt it was important to get to some of the really sick questions and actions that have ABSOLUTELY happened to not only me, but the majority of girls I worked with as a beehive president and activist in my community.

This was by far the worst action by an outsider that happened today. A child in a wheelchair was attacked by a security guard for holding a sign a couple of feet over an arbitrary and unclear line, because she wanted to be in the shade in the awful heat of the day. He was waiting in the background for quite some time, looking for someone to attack, and decided to attack a child. in. a. wheelchair. She was visibly shaken and brought to tears. Sam Young stepped in and tried to rectify the situation positively, but I felt it was important to get her side of the story and validate what had just happened to her. I think that security guard should be absolutely ashamed of himself. There’s no excuse for that kind of behavior. That it happened right outside the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in Temple Square makes it even more atrocious.