Infants on Thrones

The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor

Author: Jake Frost (page 1 of 3)

Ep 361 – The Mormon Testimony Bearing Phenomenon

Join Randy, his brother Jimmy, and Heather as they have a Hamerless discussion about how bearing your testimony colors the entire Mormon experience from the innocent days of being a Sunbeam toddler to the greatest of us in the highest reaches of leadership in Zion.  I’d like to testify to you that I know you will enjoy this episode.  In the name of optimism and narcissism, Amen.

Ep 351 – The First Vision

Last weekend, the Church released a new and improved video depiction of the First Vision that claimed to incorporate the various accounts Joseph Smith gave to “provide additional perspectives and insights into this remarkable event.” Glenn, Matt, Randy, Bob, and Jake decide to do a bit of remarking themselves.

Ep 349 – The Righteous Mind

Heather, Glenn, and Jake team up for some good old-fashion infant shenanigans as they discuss Jonathan Haidt’s 2012 book on moral foundations theory, The Righteous Mind.

Ep 342 – Girls Gone Thrones

In this femisode, Heather, her sister Jennifer, Jennifer’s friend Crys and Crys’s friend Charlie get together to form the largest women’s Infants on Thrones panel in the world–presided over and mansplained by priesthood holder Brother Jake.

First they smack up Jennifer’s Reddit diatribe against the much-shared facebook post inviting Women’s March attendees to join “the oldest and largest women’s organization in the world’ the LDS Reliesosidy: Relief Society is NOT a Women’s Group! 

Then they smack down a Mormon Women Stand article written by a women who marches around her privileged domestic palace shaming other women who aren’t content to march like she does.

In their spare time they talk about Crys and Charlie’s experiences at the Women’s March and what girls would do if they could hold an activity in the church without a priesthood holder present.

Ep 330 – Rated R Movies and Mormons

Bob is joined by fellow Infants Randy, Jake, and Heather — plus special guest Logan — to discuss why Mormons tend to avoid Rated R movies, including fun side-track topics like degrading music, sabbath day observance, and violent video games.

Ep 322 – Religious Freedom Smackdown Pt 2

Heather, Jake, Matt, and Glenn finally circle back to finish the smackdown they started with Religious Freedom Pt 1. Jerks of various shapes take place.

Ep 321 – I Don’t Belong Here: The Movie

A year ago today, the LDS Church enacted a policy placing restrictions on the membership of children living in same-sex households. The year since has been one of anguish for those affected, those that love them, and the membership as a whole as they try to grapple with these messages from their leaders. Listener Jeff Burr volunteered to help us make the following video in commemoration of the policy and its effects, based on Heather’s recent minisode/song on the latest Infant General Conference.

 

Music: “Creep” by Scala and Kolacny Brothers (Radiohead Cover)

Quote References (in order of appearance):

“…and this is about family, this is about love and especially the love of the savior.”

“…on November the fifth, the church made some changes to its handbook in relation to same sex marriage and its policy towards the children of same sex married partners.”

“…we regard same sex marriage as a particularly grievous sin.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Michael Otterson, Managing Director, Church Public Affairs

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…so called intellectuals”

From “Fortify Your Homes Against Evil”

Given By Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church

LDS General Conference, April 1979

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2-LfMSx_Ec

“…these so called alternative lifestyles”

From “Trying to Serve the Lord Without Offending the Devil” BYU Devotional

Given By James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

BYU Devotional, 11/15/1994

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/faust-james-e_trying-serve-lord-without-offending-devil/

“…so called same gender marriage”

From “No Other Gods”

Given By Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

LDS General Conference, October 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Fvxg-FmF8

“…so called freedom of the sexes”

From “The Time to Labor Is Now”

Given By Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church

LDS General Conference, October 1975

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43TERITPxHQ

“…so called experts”

From “We Are Children of God”

Given By Russell M. Nelson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (at the time)

LDS General Conference, October 1998

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YB4U0H6Eck

“…there are no homosexual members of the church”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…that we wouldn’t go forward with these ordinances”

“…we don’t want the child to have to deal with…”

“…issues that might arise where…”

“…the parents feel one way and the expectations of the church are very different.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Given By D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…there are some things we do not accept or tolerate”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…the church, of course, doesn’t attempt to practice mind control.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Given By D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…but he is confirmed a homosexual?”

“…the homosexual agenda”

“…is he gay?”

From Leaked Video: “WikiLeaks” Meeting

Given By M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

1/12/2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVh24_wGoY

“On this issue,

we will not budge”

“We will fight”

From Leaked Video: Religious Freedom

Given By Boyd K. Packer, President, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

5/16/2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd9PcLeSdpM

“…I’m so furious with people who leave this church…”

From “The Tempe Rescue”

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

“…what kind of patty cake, taffy pull…”

From “The Tempe Rescue”

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

“…in anything but a marriage between a man and woman”

“…my wife is afraid I’m going to hit her with a bottle of water…”

“…there is a divinely designed difference…”

“…between a female spirit and a male spirit”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…so called same gender marriages”

From “Beware of False Prophets and False Teachers”

Given By M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

LDS General Conference, October 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZKo9rIVjD0

“…so called intellect”

From “Truth Is the Issue”

Given By F. Enzio Busche, First Quorum of the Seventy

LDS General Conference, October 1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYGJbAu6Q38

“…as if none of this ever mattered, as if nothing in our contemporary life mattered, as if this is all supposed to be just exactly the way I want and answer every one of my questions.”

From “The Tempe Rescue” devotional.

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

Ep 315 – I Don’t Belong Here (“Creep”)

By popular demand, here is Heather’s moving remix of Scala & Kolacny Brothers’s cover of “Creep,” featured at the end of our latest General Conference episode. Consider it a nod to the upcoming 1-year anniversary of the infamous policy change. Feel free to share it.

Ep 306 – 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.

Ep 304 – The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 5 (Labels)

In the 5th episode of the NAG, Sage and Glen explore the labels that define us (or don’t) and how it may or may not be possible to redeem or redefine the term ‘Atheist’.
Featured Song: God – John Lennon cover by the Bluebeat
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