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!
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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!)
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! ❤️
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.
This is our coverage of the first 10 days of Bishop Sam Young’s #protectldschildren #hungerstrikeandspotlight #templesidechatwithanapostle movement! We fully support him and his cause and we urge everyone to share these videos and posts as far and wide as you can! Lets raise #abuseawareness and #stopprotectingsexualpredators!
Accurate Reporting Of Bishop Sam Young’s #protectldschildren movement!
John Dehlin’s Video Of Bishop Sam Young’s #hungerstrikeandspotlight #templesidechatwithanapostle Announcement
Fox 13 Utah’s Coverage Of Sam Young’s Announcement
Tara Workman-Tulley Ran 50 Miles Around Temple Square To Raise Awareness!