Are Mormon Priesthood holders really more powerful than Jesus? Are Mormons really even Christians? Listen in as Glenn responds to some very intelligent, articulate, critical comments recently made on the IOT website by faithful believing Mormon listener Kiwi57.
Glenn provides a brief update on the listener responses that have come in from yesterday’s episode (TLDL: no, we are not shutting down Infants on Thrones) and shares a particularly awesome mission story, if he does say so himself (And he does. Trust me. I know. Cuz he is me, referring to himself in the third person. Like a weirdo. Trust me on that one, too).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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