MHH60: V-Day Special: Elena’s PostMo Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day from Mormon Happy Hour! Enjoy a special holiday gift of a Post-Mormon Love story! So often, the journey through to the other side of Mormonism involves changes in our romantic relationships. These changes can be painful, and they can also be full of growth and happiness. Today is Part 1 in a series of PostMo love stories I have gathered for you to celebrate the journey and what it can bring! Spoiler! The last part will be my own PostMo love story! Valentine’s Day is my new wedding anniversary after all! But before mine, please meet Elena, a friend of mine who is absolutely bursting with happiness, love, deep satisfaction and fulfillment, and just all around JOY! She’s hysterical, I love her to pieces, and I can’t wait for her to make your day as she has mine! And as always, I hope you watch Elena tell her story, it’s hysterical and she is magical! Please visit Patreon for access to this video and many others!

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MHH59: What We’d Love to Hear From Believers

Claudine Gallacher is a life coach who specializes in the unique needs of those transitioning away from Mormonism. Recently, Claudine posed the question on Social Media “What would you like to hear from your TBM or true believing Mormon friends and family?” She received an outpouring of thoughtful responses from Post-Mormons who were yearning to hear so many unique things from their believing loved ones. Join us for a thoughtful journey through relationships, desires, and deep introspection. If you’d prefer to watch Claudine’s chat instead of listening, please visit Mormon Happy Hour on Patreon!

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MHH58: Ryan McKnight of MormonLeaks Exclusive Briefing on Leaked Confession of Child Sex Abuse

Exclusive MormonLeaks Ryan McKnight‘s briefing on the latest leak from his Truth and Transparency Foundation regarding confessed child sex abuse. Ryan shares the background, circumstance and all the points of the current leak regarding the Film Director of Mormon Temple Endowment Videos and Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder admitting to child molestation in the early 90s. Ryan’s foundation has leaked an audio confession from the perpetrator to his victim, and corroborating police reports to supplement the audio, and an extensive narrative to link the pieces of evidence and tell the story.

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MHH56: Mormon Headlines with Marie Kent

This week, catch exciting Mormon Headlines with Marie Kent from My Book of Mormon Podcast. You can always count on Marie’s feminist never-Mormon perspective to highlight just how peculiar Mormonism can be. Colleen and Marie discuss the news that Sister Missionaries are now permitted to wear pants in the mission field, an unfortunate missionary that chose an isolated island to die on, President Dallin H. Oaks receives a prestigious recognition, a former reparative therapist, David Matheson, has come out as gay, and an important update from QuitMormon dot com.  As always, if you’d like to watch this interview instead of just listen, head to Mormon Happy Hour’s Patreon page for the full video and much more bonus content!

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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!

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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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!

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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