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Evaluating Evidence: Deconstructing the Trump Dossier – Part 1

Minisode

Posted February 19th, 2017

What is the difference between “fake news” and “real news?”  What is the impact of “alternative facts?”  Is there really anything to this buzzfeed-leaked Dossier about Trump’s alleged connections with Russia?  What is believable?  What is not believable?  Scott takes religion out from under the microscope and replaces it with politics in this introduction to a new smackdown series for Infants on Thrones.  More to come.

Mindfulness and Music: A Recipe for an Intimate and Passionate Valentine’s Day

Minisode

Posted February 14th, 2017

Are you planning the perfect date this V-Day?  You know, a date that’s the perfect combination of thoughtful, playful, cute, and sexy?  Kristin and Matt (but mostly Kristin) suggest one way to turn a lame holiday into a day you and your partner (or partners) will remember for years to come.

Matt

Mormon Hypocrisy Disguised as Legitimacy

Minisode

Posted January 22nd, 2017

Bob is joined by himself to discuss the latest attack on John Dehlin’s research aka “John Dehlin and the Weaponization of Scientific Research” aka some Mormon blogger really wanting to be taken seriously.

Bob

The Hazards of SHONE

Minisode

Posted December 6th, 2016

Glenn provides an update on the SHONE project (Short History of Nearly Everything) and asks for some SHONEY volunteers.  And then – since it is December and all — Glenn also shares some music from The Decembrists (get it?)   He may even sing for you.

Click here if you are interested in participating in the SHONE project:

http://proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=jztaw

Or click HERE if you are not.

Glenn

I Don’t Belong Here: The Movie

Lightmindedness

Posted November 6th, 2016

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

Heather

Infants on SHONE Pt.1

Minisode

Posted November 4th, 2016

Glenn pitches an idea for reviewing the book “A Short History of Nearly Everything.”  Tell us what you think.  Is this something you’d like to hear more of, or not?

The NEW Book of Abraham: Chapter 3

Minisode

Posted October 27th, 2016

Glenn dazes into his peep stone for yet another far out translation of Chapter 3, man. Seriously.  This is totally real, you guys.   And this time it’s all about… time.

Glenn

I Don’t Belong Here (“Creep”)

Infant General Conference

Posted October 17th, 2016

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.

Heather

Fear 2016: Trumpocalypse

Minisode

Posted October 11th, 2016

In the outstanding tradition of Infant October Fear episodes, Glenn explains his very real fear of the potential impending Trumpocalypse.  No kitty cats were grabbed in the making of this episode.

Glenn

The ExMo Guru Part Deux: Meditation as a Place to Go

Minisode

Posted October 5th, 2016

Infants on Thrones proudly presents Tom Perry once again as The ExMo Guru in the most relevant brilliant earth-shattering performance of Brother Perry’s storied career (yes I am a huge homer of a Tom Perry fan, Rock Star that he is).  But don’t take my word for it.  Listen!  Listen now!  Your eternal relaxation depends on it!  And this salvation is free (it will only cost 21 minutes of your time and a small portion of your innocence).  What are you waiting for?  Listen already!

Glenn

Heather

Jake

Tom