I can't in good faith say I've ever experienced this phenomenon first hand because I'm A) not a BYU graduate and B) not fucking retarded."I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and love working with clients on a variety of issues and concerns, many of which are listed below: * Intimacy issues - education, enhancement, concerns, conflicted feelings.
I really really wish what I was about to say was made up. I was unsure what it would be like to live in the Mormon mecca, aka Salt Lake City, but since moving here I'm very pleasantly surprised and happy to report that it's not as weird as you may think. There's these funny little things like having to buy real beer (more than 3.2% alcohol) at a state liquor store, everyone is married with children even if they're significantly younger than me, and there's a rather schizophrenic personality to the citizens: you're either Mo-Mo and happy-go-lucky or you ain't and you're damn fucking proud of it. Heaven help them, they're hell bent on staying a virigin. Add to it that it's forbidden and now you have a group of hormonally-saturated, unfulfilled virginal, twenty-something-year-olds going off to college, namely Brigham Young University.
* Spirituality and spiritual development - enhancement, development in personal beliefs, inner conflict, loss of faith.
* Abuse/Trauma - Emotional, physical, sexual, religious, institutional.
Nor can he consider himself to be in harmony with the teachings of the Church." Concerning Church history, an official LDS statement explains that reasons for the Church's previous position denying black men the priesthood remain unclear: "It is not known precisely why, how, or when this restriction began in the Church but what is clear is that it ended decades ago." Critics maintain that today's church leaders hedge and equivocate on the issue, at times making contradictory and misleading statements that belie Church history.
For example, historians have identified hundreds of blatantly racist statements made by past Church prophets and leaders, including Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, and John Taylor.