During a fast and testimony meeting, a new sister gets up to bear her testimony. She starts off pretty good, but then delves into her past, and explains that her father sexually molested her, and that the church didn’t do anything about it and he still holds his recommend. You have heard this story before in private interviews with her, and have even contacted her parents’ bishop, where you learn that she has psychological problems, and that a thorough police investigation cleared her father. In fact, there has never been any hint that sexual molestation occurred.
The sister is going on and on about how bad her father is. The congregation is getting uneasy, and the spirit has completely left the meeting. What do you do?
You're the bishop. What do you do (Poll #14)
- Stand up and whisper in her ear, saying her time is finished, and that others are waiting to bear their testimonies. (42%, 57 Votes)
- After she finishes, stand up and talk about the healing power of the atonement and that sometimes bad things happen to good people. (26%, 36 Votes)
- Wait until she finishes. After the meeting, talk with her privately about not bringing up her abuse in sacrament meeting. (22%, 30 Votes)
- Let her finish, as it is therapeutic to her, and she will feel better if she lets it all out. (10%, 14 Votes)
Total Voters: 137