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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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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MHH18: LDS Patriarchy World Tour and what they DON’T want you to know about SEX!

The Angels on Fire have strong feelings regarding the LDS First Presidency’s World Tour message to the people of Kenya. Colleen and Miranda are joined by a friend of the show, Julian Jesse, who shares his experiences, research, and feelings regarding Nelson’s remarks in Africa. Last week, Lesley Butterfield wrote an Op-Ed published in the Sunday edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. In it, she powerfully calls the LDS Patriarchy out for their lack of appropriate response to the pervasive spiritual abuses within The Church. She joins the Angels on Fire once again to discuss her activism to bring awareness to ecclesiastical abuse, especially through her own website, Unrighteous Dominion. Miranda brings a marvelous new Post-Mormon Life Pro-Tip topic to the show, SEX! We have opened a can of misguided worms, so consider this Part 1 of a lively discussion regarding Mormon Sex Myths! Bonus material is up on our Patreon page!

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