Heather, Alyssa, and Chris discuss Ex-Mormon stereotypes. Links: Alyssa’s Blog Post – Are You Experiencing Ex-Mormon Stereotype Threat? 2Think – The Believer and the Apostate Christina, Greta – Why Are You Atheists So Angry? (Skepticon 4) Glenn, Tyler – Trash NPR – How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science Wikipedia – Double Consciousness by(…)
Heather, Alyssa, and Kim discuss the way sex is sacralized within Mormonism and the impact that has on Mormon women. References: Watson, Wendy – A Synopsis of God-Ordained Marital Intimacy Versus Worldly Sex Holland, Jeffrey – Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments Daily Mail – Sex and Secularism: What Happens When You Leave Religion Birger, Jon(…)
Clay leads a conversation with Heather and Mithryn about Cleon Skousen. References: Cleon Skousen’s Wikipedia page Cleon Skousen’s FBI File McKeever, Bill – W. Cleon Skousen – The Man Behind Glenn Beck Wilentz, Sean – Confounding Fathers Zaitchik, Alexander – Meet the man who changed Glenn Beck’s life Links: Round Table Review of The Naked(…)
What is apocrypha? Where did it “come from”? How is it viewed by other religious groups? What is the Mormon relationship to it? Did apocrypha affect the development of Mormon scripture or theology? Is there such a thing as Mormon apocrypha? Listen as Tom, Mithryn, and Heather discuss this somewhat obscure subject. Links & Resources:(…)
Heather, Nick, Tierza, and Bart discuss the recent online controversy regarding the barriers some missionaries face when they need medical care. References and Links Sick and Far From Home by Mark Joseph Stern Sick RMs Website Are Mormon missionaries being denied health care? How Slate dropped the ball by Jana Riess LDS Newsroom Statement
Nick and Heather host reviews of the General Women’s and Priesthood Sessions. Panelists include: Ivan, Maren, Stephanie, and Ryan.