MHH54: A Faithful Feminist Perspective on Temple Changes

Jody England Hansen has been asking for updates in the Temple for years now. She is an active member, a feminist, an LGBTQ ally, a Mama Dragon Group Leader, and a progressive thinker with very unique ways of understanding and explaining topics within the LDS Gospel. Join me as I explore with her a list of Temple updates she has been submitting to The Church and also her response to the changes that were made. Issues such as sexist language, teaching the temple ceremony (including temple garments) as figurative and symbolic and not literal, removing worthiness rhetoric from the temple recommend interview, and many other healthy updates. Jody has a fascinating and healing perspective on Temple Ordinances!

MHH53: The Temple Cha-I mean Updates

Lesley Butterfield, Chloe Andersen, and Colleen get together to itemize and discuss the recent **updates** to the Temple Ordinances. As women, we have some pretty strong feels about our temple experiences and how these changes have been handled. Are the changes positive? Have all the harmful, sexist and patriarchal things about the temple now been removed? And what is the effect these changes will have on our active feminist sisters? We have lots to say! What do you think?? Don’t forget to nominate Mormon Happy Hour for a Brodie Award! Link in show notes! As always, if you’d prefer to watch instead of just listen, this interview is available in full video form on Patreon.

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MHH52: Year End Birthday Gifts

Celebrating two birthdays this week on MHH, no, not that one you’re thinking of that’s also happening this week. So to do that, I dug deep into the MHH material stash and brought out three gems to gift you! First up, the concluding Part III of John & Mary, advice from Spencer W. Kimball, in a segment with Marie Hill of Feminist Mormon Reading Roast. Next, Mithryn stops by to give us the real history behind beard cards at BYU and share some of the fascinating facial hair drama that still exists today. And to wrap it up, hear some behind the scenes info from Ryan McKnight, co-founder of MormonLeaks regarding the leaked audio of McKenna Denson confronting Joseph Bishop about sexually assaulting her at the MTC. Don’t forget to call in to the MHH voicemail, 435-494-1427. And if you’re feeling generous this season, those two birthdays mentioned are accepting gifts at the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page and on Venmo! Cheers!

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MHH51: Chloe chats Post-Mormon Christmas and Dating

Join Chloe from Wardless Podcast and Colleen as we explore navigating the holidays as a Post Mormon. Chloe gives us a peek into her single and dating life as a happy, fulfilled and confident Post Mormon woman. We cover our relationships with religion in general, the beautiful bonus of being single, and achieving personal growth after leaving Mormonism. Our episode closes with a short airing of grievances, and Colleen’s grievance will involve the Mormon Happy Hour voicemail, which is 435-494-1427. Check out the full video of our chat on Patreon. Happy Holidays Heathens!

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Wardless Podcast: A Very Deconstructed Post-Mormon Christmas

MHH50: Sam Young Reacts to Episode of This American Life

This week, Sam Young returns to give us his inside reaction to the episode of This American Life: But That’s What Happened, that addressed the consequences in the lives of children after experiencing Worthiness Interviews conducted within the LDS Church. Sam shares the results from this and other actions that Protect LDS Children has taken and plans he has for the future to continue to spread awareness and Protect LDS Children.

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MHH49: Mormon Headlines with Jami Good

Welcome, Jami Good, a delightful and insightful long time listener and supporter of the show, here to run down the latest headlines within Mormonism! Together, we hit all the hot topics, including Bill Reel’s pending excommunication, changes to mission types, worthiness interviews on This American Life, Leah Remini to take on Mormonism, post-Mormon AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and a few other goodies you are sure to chuckle at with us! As always, if you’d prefer to watch this interview instead of just listen, head over to Mormon Happy Hour on Patreon!

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MHH48: Queer Polygamy: A Delicious Mind Bender with Blaire Ostler

Throw away everything you think you know about patriarchal polygamy and monogamous gender binary scripts, and listen to Blaire Ostler’s mind-blowing theories on Queer Polygamy! Don’t worry, she defines all the poly and amorous words for you, as we talk about deconstructing the traditional beliefs and fears we have about love, deepening and expanding relationships, and exploring our authentic selves. Blaire’s theories are full of love, hope, depth, and ethical understanding.  As always, if you’d prefer to watch this video instead of just listen, head over to Mormon Happy Hour on Patreon!

MHH47: A Holiday Gift of Blood Atonement, Natasha Helfer Parker & Gina Colvin

This week, Mithryn returns with the actual nutty and horrifying facts behind the Doctrine of Blood Atonement on a segment of Six Minute Skinny Dip into Mormon History, so don’t miss out…or else! And next, I bring you two delightful interviews with actual Goddesses, the beloved Natasha Helfer Parker and Gina Colvin. Natasha is a phenomenal sex therapist and hosts two podcasts of her own, “Mormon Mental Health” and “Mormon Sex Info” and Gina is the host of “A Thoughtful Faith.” Join us for some light-hearted banter as we discuss and take various shots, well…maaaaybe we do! It’s a holiday week, enjoy your family! And if you’d prefer to watch these interviews instead of just listen, head over to the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page. Cheers!

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MHH46: Under New Management: The “Wins For Satan” Happy Hour

Finally, we have arrived at a new name for the podcast following President Nelson’s condemnation of nicknames. Welcome to the “Wins For Satan” Happy Hour! Colleen welcomes a new guest this week and runs down the headline news in Mormonism, coming to the conclusion that the church is “Under New Management” and Pres. Nelson is clearing house! Guest Carol Hamer shares with us her delightfully useful Annual Brodie Awards as a rich resource for all things in the ExMo world that are virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy. I exhort you to seek after these things…bow your head…oh you know the rest.

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MHH45: Election Day Special featuring Mormon Women for Ethical Government

Happy Election Day! To celebrate this day of civic responsibility, join Colleen as she explores a group of women born out of Mormon roots who are passionately active in political activism and decency. MWEG was created in the aftermath of the tumultuous 2016 Election when so many were frustrated and disappointed with the political climate. Catherine Eslinger visits Mormon Happy Hour to share the past victories, including raising statements regarding issues such as separating refugee children at the border, and most recently concerning the investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If you’d prefer to watch this guest interview instead of just listen, the full video is available on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon Page.

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