Now, I must argue that not all "home teachers" are as violent as the two that SkiBum5 had his experience with. I am not a member of the LDS church, but my SO is. Every so often, about once every 1.5 months, her "friends" come by. At first, I couldn't figure out who they were (In California, from what I understand, they are not really home teachers, but rather they just check up on you). They were really nice and cordial. However, they did scare me once or twice. I got mean looks from them because I answered the door, while my SO was in her shower (and I was napping). Probably had to do with the beliefs against premarital relations. Moral: Missionaries and Home Teachers not all bad, though most of the time scary.