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Ep 472 – Week of Tannehill – The Apostasy
Glenn takes you back to the 4th episode of Infants on Thrones, originally published in September 2012. It is a surprisingly good Radio Lab styled episode, centering on the narrative structure of “loss and restoration” found both in and out of the Mormon church. Mike Tannehill also provides some criteria by which one may determine if a church is in apostasy. (Be careful Mike. This was recorded pre-essays on LDS.com, buddy!)
Ep 468 – The School of the Teachers: Intuitive Eating
Matt talks about healthy stuff with Paige Smathers, from the Nutrition Matters podcast. Real Words of Wisdom. Honest.
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 465 – The LDS Church Interview and Sexual Abuse
“If the Mormon church won’t train their bishops on how to better detect the signs of sexual abuse, I will.”
In this live presentation. Matt Long discusses the specific ways the personal priesthood interview and the LDS church policy regarding reporting abuse fail victims so often. Matt also offers specific suggestions for how to protect kids from abuse and ways to ensure kids who disclose abuse are received with love and safety.
Although this presentation uses the LDS church as a framing, this topic and the principles discussed are applicable to virtually every sexual abuse situation.
Parents will be given information and suggestions to protect their kids from abuse and help kids who have experienced abuse.
Matt Long, former Sex Crimes Prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney will discuss laws, policies, and practices of the Mormon Church and reporting sexual abuse.
The following topics are covered:
– The different types of disclosures victims make and the issues surrounding different types of disclosures.
– How and why he bishop interview fails victims and perpetuated abuse so often.
– What are the LDS Church’s policies and practices in reporting sexual abuse
-Suggestions of policy changes that must be implemented to keep kids safe while maintaining the theological and doctrinal purposes of the personal priesthood interview.
Ep 463 – Raising Kids in a #MeToo World (and it has always been a #MeToo World) – Part 1
How important is it to develop a child’s identity to prevent, expose, and heal trauma? Listen in as former sex crimes prosecutor Matt Long shares his intuitive experiences on how to best protect children and help victims of abuse and trauma heal. This was a live presentation given in Mesa, Az on Mar 14, 2018. Check ur Facebook page for information on future “Wednesday Night Live” events.
Ep 461 – The Complete NEW Book of Abraham
Glenn finishes off chapters 4 and 5 of the NEW Book of Abraham project. This was read live and discussed with a small audience in Mesa, Arizona, in the first of what will be a regular weekly Wednesday Night Live recording session, open to the general public, from 6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesday nights. Check the Infant’s Facebook page for details.
Ep 460 – Advice to Your Pre-Faith Crisis Selves
If you could go back and give advice to yourself right before your faith crisis, what would you say? That is the topic covered by Scott, Matt, Glenn, and special guest Colleen Dietz from The Mormon Happy Hour Podcast. Also, the Listener Essay contest winners are announced, and a new feature of Infants on Thrones is introduced: Wednesday Night Live. Take a listen.
Ep 458 – Matt’s NEW PPI – Part 2
What does enlightenment mean for Matt Long? What is healing? Let’s finish up with Matt in a new and improved Personal Priesthood Interview (PPI).
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Ep 457 – Matt’s NEW PPI – Part 1
What is it like recognizing that you were part of a cult and are now playing for the other team? No, I’m not taking about religion. I’m talking about Matt’s experience as a sex crimes prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. Big things are brewing in Matt’s Long’s world. You will be hearing about them soon enough, but for now, let’s catch up with Matt in a new and improved Personal Priesthood Interview (PPI).
Ep 436 – The Religion of Science? – Part 2
Randy, Glenn, John, Lindsay, and Matt conclude their discussion of Rupert Sheldrake’s 2012 “Banned Ted Talk” about the 10 dogmas of a Scientific Materialist Worldview.