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Ep 494 – The Hoax

Yesterday, on May 17 2018, Jonathan Streeter leveraged news of a real meeting between leaders of the Mormon church and  the NAACP to create a fake apology from the Mormon Church regarding its history of institutional racism.  Zandra Vranes, from Sistas in Zion, responded to this hoax on a live stream FB video that was one of the most amazing things I have ever heard and seen.  It’s all very complicated.  Today, Glenn shares his reaction to both Jonathan’s Hoax and Zandra’s response.


The Hoax:


Zandra’s video response:

LDS Apology for Racism is Fake

To the people who just retraumatized Black people in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. May God have mercy on your souls…

Posted by Sistas in Zion on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ep 480 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 3

Have you ever thought that getting married/sealed in the temple guarantees your salvation?  WRONG!  What about the thought that baptisms for the dead give sinners a second chance at redemption?  WRONG AGAIN!  Don’t get complacent!  Don’t start thinking you are doing just fine!!  Don’t ever ever ever ever think that you don’t need the CHURCH or the BIG AND IMPORTANT leaders (ever)!  Listen in as Glenn, John, Randy, Bob, and special guest Mike Tannehill smack down the 3rd and 4th most deadly of heresies as outlined with absolute certainty by an infallible apostle of Jesus Christ.  (Irony?  Hyperbole? Facetiousness?  Where???)

Ep 466 – The Slow Track Program: A mini Smackdown

Glenn, Matt, and Scott review a Mormon satire piece called: “The Slow-Track Program!”  We also tease the imminent return of…. wait for it….

Nah.  You’ll just have to listen.

Ep 462 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 1

How deadly can a heresy be?  Listen in as Glenn, John, Bob, and Randy smack down some Bruce R. McConkie and figure it all out.  So that you don’t have to.

The BYU Speeches (highly amended) transcript is here:

The un-amended audio can be found here:

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Ep 420 – Masculine Manly Men: The Smackdown – Part 1

Mass shootings. Sexual assault. Why do men keep doing horrible things? Glenn, Matt, Jake, Lindsay, and Paige smack around the article “Thoughts on Vegas, and Why Men Keep Doing This” by author Charlie Hoehn.

Ep 385 – Behind Closed Doors

Our new friend Bill Reel has published a document called the Mormon Primer, or Primmer, or something like that. Think of it as a softer, gentler CES Letter for believers. How could we not start to smack down a document like this? But why is this episode called Behind Closed Doors? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Ep 372 – Bye Bye Scouts

Jake, Heather, Randy and Scott smack around a DN article saying TTFN to the LDS VS program of the BSA.  Let’s hope you all got your AMBs!!  (Acronym Merit Badges)

Ep 365 – Froback Friday – Little Factories

One of our best episodes ever.  First published in July 2014, this may be the very first word-for-word, pick-it-apart Infant Smackdown.

In 1976, our favorite LDS Apostle, Boyd K. Packer gave a talk in priesthood session “To Young Men Only” that was not subsequently published in the Ensign the following month, nor can it be found as a conference talk on today. It was turned into a pamphlet in 1981 “To Young Men Only” and that text is available on but the audio and video are not on the official website of the LDS church.

But we Infants found an audio copy. And in this episode, Glenn, Tom, Matt, and Jake dissect it as it has never been dissected before. Hold on to your little factories, cuz this is gonna be a good one.

Ep 359 – Why Can’t We Be Friends: Part 3

This is part 3 of 3.

Ep 358 – Why Can’t We Be Friends: Part 2

This is part 2 of 3.

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