MHH35: Mormon Sexual Trauma Dumpster Fire with Lesley Butterfield

Colleen and Lesley take a chronological approach through the past 2 weeks of sexual abuse hot topics in Mormonism. We vent our way through Sam Young of the Protect LDS Children movement called to a disciplinary court and the results of that court still undetermined. Don’t miss McKenna Denson calling out her alleged rapist, former Missionary Training Center President Joseph Bishop in front of his local congregation.  Next, beloved Progressive Mormon Columnist for the SLTrib, Robert Kirby, responds to Denson’s call-out and social media erupts. MormonLeaks is sued by Brigham Young University, and also this past Tuesday, drops a leaked memo from Kirton McConkie, the LDS Church’s law firm. The memo addresses 6 cases of sexual misconduct and how the church [MIS] handles them. And we wrap up the vent fest with two brave women who are speaking out about the unsafe conditions of LDS missionaries, including their own harrowing experiences of sexual assault. Full video of the episode is available on Patreon.
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MHH34: 3 Guests on Utah Prop 2, The Exclusion Policy Doubledown, and the LDS Rebranding Fiasco

This week Colleen brings 3 guests on to discuss several hot topics in Mormonism. First up, Blaire Ostler, a queer Mormon woman, takes on the Exclusion Policy addition to both the Missionary and Seminary manuals. Second, Marie Kent from My Book of Mormon Podcast hashes out Utah Prop 2, the legalization of medical marijuana. And lastly, New Name Noah Mike Norton gives us an update on what we should be calling the church formerly known as The Mormons. Don’t miss Mike’s upcoming plans for Sam Young’s pending excommunication for asking the LDS Church to stop asking children sexually explicit questions. But those can only be found with all the other full-length videos on our Patreon page!

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MHH33: Interview w/Sam Young after 23 Day Hunger Strike

Sam Young joins Mormon Happy Hour once again at the conclusion of his 23 day Hunger Strike and Spotlight with an Apostle Event in downtown SLC. I gathered questions from listeners and explored with Sam his reflections over the past 3 weeks of his evening chats and fasting. Listen to his most memorable moments, the hardest parts of the fast, the impact his actions have had, and most importantly, how he’s now feeling! Full video of this interview is available on Patreon!

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MHH32: An Evening with the Drunk Mormon Podcast

Mormon Happy Hour pairs up for a glorious evening with the Drunk Mormon Podcast. We meet up together, make cocktails and tell our Mormon Exit stories and how we both came to create a Mormon based podcast. We reclaim our Mormon Identity and share how we tackled so many faith crisis dilemmas. Does God exist? Is there a higher power? How do we explain “spiritual” experiences from our  Mormon childhood? What do autonomy and authenticity look and feel like? Then we wrap things up with their favorite Drunk Mormon episodes and their favorite featured drinks! Mmmm, you gotta try these!

Coming soon, link to Mormon Happy Hour guesting on the Drunk Mormon Podcast!!

 

MHH31: Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee and Mithryn’s Skinny Dip Debut

This week, Colleen brings her favorite fan on to taste Bourbon Barrel Aged Craft Coffee, spoiler, IT’S PHENOMENAL! Don’t worry, you can get your very own as well! We also bring you our favorite cocktail recipe that you can easily make at home and impress your friends. And for the main event, the one and only Mithryn (Kenneth Lines) meets with Colleen at Sunstone and shares some fantastic history bits in his Skinny Dip debut! Learn why he is obsessed with the nutty side of Mormon History! Full Video Interview with Mithryn can be found on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon Page.

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MHH30: Interview w/Ethan Dodge, Sam’s Hunger Strike Update, and BYU’s Amnesty Loophole

Colleen gives an update on Sam Young’s Hunger Strike this past week in downtown SLC. Then she RANTS about the GIANT loophole that basically makes BYU’s recent Amnesty Policy completely worthless, as  was demonstrated at BYU-I when a student was expelled by her Bishop following a sexual assault. And to wrap things up on a lighthearted note, she gives you the gift of Ethan Dodge of MormonLeaks, an interview from Sunstone.  It’s basically lots of shit talking and cheap jokes. Colleen sounds really stupid, and Ethan shows off his nerdy smart knowledge correcting her. They both practice roasting Ryan McKnight, the ego behind MormonLeaks. For bonus points, what’s the phrase in this video that would make a winning drinking game prompt? Check out the FULL VIDEO of the interview on Patreon!

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MHH29: Interview with Sam Young, Protect LDS Children, Hunger Strike and Spotlight

Mormon Happy Hour celebrated Mormonism at the 2018 SLC Sunstone Symposium this past weekend. Colleen met many of you, and has collected over 20 interviews to share! But this first one is the most important! Please join with Colleen in supporting Sam Young and his current action to Protect LDS Children.  Sam has begun a Hunger Strike outside the Church Office building in downtown SLC. He will be inviting one specific apostle to sit down with him each night of his Hunger Strike to listen to the concerns of those affected by the harm that can occur during Bishop Worthiness Interviews. Please share his current plans! Please protect LDS Children! No More One-on-One Interviews. No Sexually Explicit Questions, EVER!

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MHH28: Soaking is Fundamental, Beer 101, and More Mormon Zodiac Signs

Meet the Thank You Giveaway winner of a pair of 3-Day Sunstone Passes! Can’t wait to see you at the end of this month at Sunstone! This week, Colleen brings on a beer expert for our first Beer 101 Lesson: Ales and Lagers. Next, be sure and set aside a chunk of your day because Colleen and Camille go WAY overboard with Mormon Sex Myths! Remember, Soaking is Fundamental because next comes Earthquaking. Also, don’t miss the Camel and the Tent story, as told with explicit NSFW euphemisms by LDS Prophet Spencer W. Kimball. Learn what one newlywed BYU husband told his wife she needed to do for him each morning, just so he could pee. To wrap up this week, Mason Proxy shares with us 3 more uniquely Mormon Zodiac signs!

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MHH27: Interview with NewNameNoah, Mike Norton, on his Arrest for Trespassing LDS Temple

Mike Norton drops by Mormon Happy Hour to share all the exciting details of his arrest at the Jordan River Temple in Utah on his 50th birthday, June 29th, 2018. He also ends with a show-and-tell of a few things he’s found in his old storage unit in SLC, including his very first homemade undercover camera contraption.
Don’t miss entering in the Thank-You Giveaway before the deadline, July 14th! Then join us at Squatters during Sunstone, Friday, July 27th for a live episode with Marie Kent and Bryce Blakenagel of My Book of Mormon where we will drink to the demise of Joseph Smith. It will be a great show!

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MHH26: ExMo Predators, Mormon Sex Myths, and the Updates to Youth Interview Guidelines, yep it’s all about sex!

(10:05min -24:50min) Content Warning: Rape and sexual predators discussed

This week, Mormon Happy Hour has a huge Thank You Giveaway, and a live show announcement! Next, Colleen and her guest host Camille bring back Mormon Sex Myths, but first they give a warning regarding sexual predators in the ExMormon community, what consent is and is not, and what to do when someone has crossed your boundaries. Delaney Darco stops by again to share her reaction to the updated Youth Worthiness Interview Guidelines just released.

Don’t miss the upcoming interview with NewNameNoah Mike Norton as he shares with us his experience on June 29th, 2018 being arrested for trespassing at the Jordan River Temple! He spent 5 hours in jail on his birthday!

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