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Ep 233 – Family Under Attack – Man on Man Edition
How is this new LDS policy impacting real lives of real people? Why would a gay couple even want their children to be involved in the Mormon church? And how does a gay person even have children in the first place? Scott conducts two interviews with men whose families are directly impacted by the LDS Church’s Children Alienation and Exclusion policy. Listen in as the Infants once again do their darnedest to scoop their big tall buddy, John Dehlin.
Ep 231 – Disney Songs for Alienated Mormon Kids
Do you love the Mormon Church? Do you love their new totally Christ-like policy of alienation and exclusion for children of certain kinds of abominable parents? Do you love the magical songs of Disney? Do you love Infants on Thrones’ sing-a-long smack downs? Well, if you love all that stuff right there, then this is the episode you have never known you were always waiting for your entire life. Enjoy!
Special thanks to Craig Keeling for the album art.
Edit: The songs are now individually available on YouTube:
Ep 229 – Smackdown: New LDS Policy Punishing Children If Their Parents Are Gay
What’s worse than murder and rape? The only sin so powerful it punishes innocent children for the “sins” of their parents even if, you know, that doesn’t sound like Mormon Doctrine… In this episode, Bob, Matt, Randy, and Scott discuss the new policy changes from the Mormon Church that set apart homosexuality as a sin unlike any other.
Children of same-sex married people must now be 18 to be baptized and must disavow their parents’ marriage. Follow along as we smackdown the changes to LDS Handbook 1.
Ep 223 – Damn Peterson: The Smackdown
John, Scott, Randy, Jake, and Matt Smack down Dan Peterson’s recent blog post about the doctrinal “thin gruel” the Community of Christ offers its members, and what it reveals about the myopia of the LDS view.
Ep 218 – BYU Honor Code Smackdown
would will the world look like if when everyone everywhere were is Mormon? Look no further than BYU campus living! In this episode, Bob, Glenn, Jake, Matt, and Randy smack down the BYU Honor Code.
Ep 208 – Community
Scott, Matt, and John discuss the importance of community with Micah, Nick, Alison, and Steve, who also discuss the motivation behind their website MormonSpectrum.org
Ep 205 – Apologetics in the Raw
Jake geeks out over an exchange of blog posts between Baylor historian Philip Jenkins and Mormon apologist Bill Hamblin that gets at the heart of Book of Mormon apologetics. Hold on to your Scotch-taped glasses, folks–it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
Ep 204 – Joseph the Seer the Smackdown
Suffering from stone fatigue yet? Well… suffer no more (or suffer a lot more) as Jake, John, Matt, and Randy smack down the recent Mormon Ensign article “Joseph the Seer.”
(Spoiler Alert: they actually all thought the article was pretty good)
And if any of you are wondering “should I really listen to this episode?” John Hamer says yes.
Ep 201 – Praise to the Stone
Matt, Kristin, and Jake sing their praise to the world’s bestest magic seer stone. Thanks to Andrew Ainsworth for the lyrics.
New LDS Hymn: Praise to the Stone
Praise to the stone that was found by the Prophet!
For treasure seeking it first was employed
Though to the buried loot it never did lead him
The stone aided Joseph in a greater ploy
Hail to the seer stone that glowed like a Lite Brite!
Wizards and Hobbitses, now seek it in vain!
Magically guiding the Prophet’s dictation
Released from the vault now enjoys worldly fame
Praise to the stone that made the gold plates superfluous!
No record needed, the words just appeared
Nephi and Mormon their labors were wasted
The stone bore their words when Joseph into it peered
Praise to the stone in the hat of our Seer!
Rock-solid proof that folk magic is real
Scrying we now know is pow’red by the Priesthood
True version of Saruman’s Palantir
Praise to the stone chocolate-colored and egg-shaped!
Who now can deny Brother Joseph’s great claims?
How could our Prophet make up such a story?
God wants our faith not the use of our brains
Ep 200 – Cagelessbird
Jake leads a discussion with Glenn, Tom, and Zach (aka “Cagelessbird” from reddit) about Zach’s interaction with several top Mesoamerican and Egyptian scholars, and their responses to his question about Book of Mormon and Book of Abraham historicity.