Confidentially Speaking (Weekend Poll)By: wheatmeister
Confidentiality is all about trust. In the Catholic church, if priests reveal information others won’t trust that their confessions will be confidential and may choose not to confess (leaving them in a state of sin). Likewise, Mormons expect confidentiality when they speak to a church leader. Do all parties in bishop’s interviews deserve full confidentiality or just confessing members? How do we hold leaders accountable to prevent abuse of power? Do third parties discussed deserve confidentiality?
Who should expect confidentiality? (choose all that apply)
- The member has a right to confidentiality and privacy of any remarks made to an ecclesiastical leader. (84%, 52 Votes)
- Anyone in a leadership position should be expected to bear scrutiny and should be held accountable to prevent abuse of power. (76%, 47 Votes)
- Both the member and leader have a right to expect the conversation will not be repeated or recorded unless otherwise stipulated. (45%, 28 Votes)
- The leader has a right to not have his words taken out of context or shared with others, including the media. (39%, 24 Votes)
- Creating transcripts or recapping confidential ecclesiastical discussions is not acceptable because we have a lay clergy. (29%, 18 Votes)
Total Voters: 62
What examples of people breaking confidentiality have you observed? What were the consequences?