Education and Faith
This is the audio to Glenn’s Sunstone presentation given on July 30, 2016, where Glenn explains the type of Mormon he was before and after his graduate studies (culminating in a MA Thesis Japanese Lost Tribes stories and a half-finished dissertation on Mormon Humor), and walks through some of the reasons why — for him — faith ultimately yielded to education (and uncertainty).
Unrighteous Dominion: The Smackdown
Should LDS Bishops ask 7-year-old children if they “touch themselves” or if they show their private parts to others?
Jake, Matt and Glenn dramatically and critically re-enact a real live secretly recorded bishops interview with a real live secretly recorded bishop. If you believe that Prophets instruct Apostles, and that Apostles instruct General Authorities, and that General Authorities instruct Stake Presidents, and that Stake Presidents instruct Bishops, and that Bishops instruct Elders Quorum presidents and Relief Society Presidents, then you probably don’t need to worry if you are ever in a car accident. And you would also certainly fail in a game of Six Degrees of God (i.e. Kevin Bacon).
The reddit link with the original source material can be found here:
Conversations with My Past, Present, and Future Gay Self: The Mormon Matrix
Benji takes us on a journey of the Mormon Matrix and tackles the ever-growing accounts of suicide ravaging the LGBT Mormon youth. Featuring conversations with a mother and a father of gay teens and mixed with badass music.
Religious Freedom Smackdown Pt 1
Who puts the dumb in religious freedumb? Listen in as Heather, Jake, Matt, and Glenn take on recent comments from Dallin H. Oaks, Todd D. Christofferson, and (almost) Alexander “no-middle-initial-cuz-he’s-just-a-lawyer-not-a-friggin-apostle-of-jesus” Dushku. Get your whip cream and pie tins ready, cuz this wall is gonna get messy.
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 5 (Labels)
Smackup: BYU in the Big 12
In a manly display of manly manliness, Matt, Tom, Randy, and Glenn discuss BYU’s bid for the Big 12 conference and read through a letter signed by multiple LGBT advocacy groups urging the Big 12 to pass on BYU due to its anti-LGBT policies.
Jocks gonna jock.
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 4 (Music)
Tune in this week as Sage interviews the wildly talented R. John Williams from the band Faded Paper Figures. Together they talk about the power of music to transform us, to enlighten us and to best express all of our pent up ex-Mormon angst.
The Word of Wingdom
Glenn makes a few announcements, reads a few listener emails, and shares the earth shattering new scripture for serious Wing Eaters: The Word of Wingdom. Yes. It is every bit as stupid as it sounds.
Text can be found here:
The Word of Wingdom
Sunstone Panel 2016: Many Infants on Multiple Thrones
This is the recording of the live IOT panel at Sunstone, July 30, 2016. So listen in to Glenn, Heather, Jake, John, Matt, Scott, and Tom do their thing live. Or watch the video on our IOT Youtube Channel:
Infants on Road Trips: The Weirdness
Matt and Glenn continue their in-car post-Sunstone discussion — this time about magic, marijuana, and three patterns. And rituals. And what it means for something to be weird. And other things. And Matt demonstrates the gracious way to embrace defeat, and ignorance, and shame. Darkly. Again. And sometimes Glenn writes really weird episode descriptions. Like this one. Again.