MHH80: McKenna-geddon, The Heated Aftermath Pt 2

THIS IS PART 2 of a panel discussion.

Recently, Mike Norton aka NewNameNoah presented an expansion of information that was previously presented regarding McKenna Denson when she came forward with allegations of rape at the hands of the Missionary Training Center president in the 80’s, Joseph Bishop. This further information, and the manner in which Norton presented it has erupted a firestorm of controversy in both the ExMormon and the Mormon communities as people grapple with feelings of betrayal, rage, anger, and disgust. Neither one of these players is getting a free pass. Lesley Butterfield, Bryce Blankenagel, and our fresh panelist Janelle Brinton and I all create a diverse panel with differing opinions on how to digest this controversy, whether rage or compassion is appropriate, and how this could have been handled differently. If you’d like to watch rather than listen, head on over to Patreon for the video of this panel, where it was early released!

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5 Replies to “MHH80: McKenna-geddon, The Heated Aftermath Pt 2”

  1. I’m really offended at the way this podcast went. Yes, Mike’s words were harsh and incredibly extreme.

    There were SO MANY excuses for McKenna (June’s) behavior.

    How about some understanding of the way his Aspergers/autism might influence his sense of right and wrong. Often , people with autism have a very strong sense of right and wrong. They dont necessarily see a nuanced view when they feel wronged. That is just how their brains work.

    Why cant there be some understanding of why he may have acted this way. Again, there were so many excuses and explanations for McKenna’s behavior. But no understanding of the opposing side.

    There was also no acknowledgement that he has apologized for triggering victims. There was no acknowledgement of him taking down the phone call that had abusive language.

    This whole podcast was so one sided.

    McKenna has real victims. She hurt us. She took our money. She stole our affections. She opened wounds that were relatively healed. Why was that not a focus?

    This whole discussion made my head, and my heart hurt.

    Why find reasons to excuse our collective abuser?

    1. I mean, I didn’t know any more than had been published a year ago in the news. But that is a valuable question to ask of anyone who DID know.

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