山姆Young lived as an orthodox Mormon for several decades, including a full term as an LDS bishop and 人y years as a stake high counselor. After stumbling on the LDS福音主题随笔 并了解 约瑟·史密斯’s polyandry， 亚伯拉罕书翻译问题等—特别是在LDS教会2015年11月对LGBT成员及其子女的政策更改之后— 山姆experienced an LDS faith crisis.
随着时间的流逝，Sam开发了自己的方法来表达对LDS政策和管理问题的关注— he decided to begin 活的 the 共同同意法 as found in Doctrine and Covenants 26, which to him means that during every ward, stake and general conference 山姆will be voting 反对的 when asked to sustain the LDS first presidency and the quorum of the 12 apostles. 山姆is also inviting other LDS 教会 members to consider a similar approach if they object to recent policy and administrative changes. Sam’s 博客可以在这里找到.
这次面试包括 杰米·汉尼斯·汉迪 和山姆’s 85 year old mother, Bertie, who recently resigned her 教会 membership over similar concerns to Sam.