DCP described his techniques:
Actually that was my example. I
First Scratch doesn't need to portray him as a Peeping Tom, he portrays himself as such.
Second he doesn't need to know any person's private sex practices.
That is simply your opinion. In the LDS Church as in other Christian traditions there is this idea that certain sexual activity is sinful and should be confesses to a priest, bishop or minister. The idea is it helps the person shed themselves of guilt associated with the sin and to seek counsel from someone they trust to help in changing some behavior.
I know in your humanistic view of the world you think the sex is quite fine and not a sin and you are entitled to view it that way. You may be right and you may be wrong. But it does not make this abusive at all.
You have no idea how disgusting his description of his interview sounds.
To you perhaps. To others it can be the start of the repentance process that they view important and even essential.
If I had teens I would never have allowed them to be subjected to something like this.
I am happy to allow you the ability to make that decision. Many persons of faith feel very differently than you do and can use the process as a healing and even therapeutic process.
Just because someone claims authority does not mean they have the expertise, nor the best interests of those they question and counsel.
And because someone thinks some process like this is foolish and even cultic based on little or no experience or faith in their life does not make their conclusion accurate.
In DCP's case his interest is not the individuals but perpetuation of a cult mentality.
Or horse crap. How can you conclude that? You don't know the man. I have it on good authority-real life experience marg-that DCP and other bishops mean only good in helping people through a difficult but what they and the church member believes is an important part of repentance. I know such a concept is foreign to you and you scorn people and things of faith. But for millions and millions over the years this process has helped them.
And to some extent he sounds like a peeping tom, as I'm sure many men are in the position of Bishop.
And I am sure you don't know what the hell you are talking about. The more you write the more convinced I am of that.