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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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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MHH17: The LDS Inc Non-Consensual Shit Show!

Last week in Mormonism was one for the history books! Those whisperings that this conference season would be one to remember certainly did not disappoint! The Angels on Fire tackle the headlines for the past week, beginning with the Protect LDS Children March on Friday, March 30th and Crystal Legionaires, the woman who shouted “Stop Protecting Sexual Predators” during Conference. Next, Quentin Cook’s harmful creation of “non-consensual immorality.” Explosive news as MTC Rape Victim of Joseph Bishop, McKenna Denson comes out of anonymity in a press conference to announce a civil lawsuit citing both Joseph Bishop and the LDS Church. Shocking revelations are discovered as the dossier created to discredit Denson reveals extremely sensitive information, including releasing adoption records from before her mission. And finally, a predominant LDS fertility doctor is sued for the non-consensual use of his own sperm to impregnate his patients. Be sure to check out our full episode video and bonus material on Patreon.

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MHH15: General Conference Pre-Game Show! The Drinking game, with guests!

Take a break from the heavy stuff and laugh with us! The Angels on Fire bring to you our official General Conference Pre-Game Show! We suggest a few ideas for a drinking game while you watch. Mark Pugsley guests on the show, sharing his observations of LDS, Inc reactions to many grassroots movements. Ryan Chidester joins us to swap rumors from r/exmormon about the upcoming Conference, with some history on the topic. Find the video for this episode, extended interviews with our guests and more bonus material on our Patreon page! Cheers!

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MHH12: PHX Sunstone Interviews with Lindsay Hansen Park, NewNameNoah, Ryan McKnight of MormonLeaks

The Angels on Fire have an amazing experience at PHX Southwest Sunstone Conference.  Colleen and Miranda get to partake in an Epic Mormon Potluck, interview your favorite names in Post Mormonism, and some great attendees who sit down and chat with us as well! We announce the winners of two contests we run at Sunstone and give away some amazing gifts! Don’t forget to check out the video of this episode and all the interviews on our Patreon page!

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MHH08: Dan Reynold’s Believer, Disappearing Unicorns, and @byupda

The LGBTQIA community dominates the topics for this week, bringing with it a powerful mix of emotions and reactions. Dan Reynolds debuts his documentary Believer, at Sundance. Josh and Lolly Weed announce their divorce, an end of a mixed orientation LDS marriage. We cringe and die laughing at the Instagram account @byupda. Sam Young is defined as an apostate by his Stake President, because of his campaign to Protect LDS Children. And we tease you with our newest Patreon endeavor, Drunk Mormon Kitchen!!!

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MHH07: 1st Presidency Succession, Oreos and Boundaries

What do Oreos have to do with Sacrament Meeting talks? Oh, I’m about to tell you, and you’re gonna love it! We have a lot to say about Mormons and appropriate boundaries, do you? And yes, of course, we are talking about the 1st Presidency Succession and the departure of the Silver Fox.

 

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MHH06: New York Times Monson Obit, Petition to NYT, Response by NYT

Come check out kopi luwak coffee with us! Have you heard of it? Upon request of you, the listeners, we gather and share the responses to the New York Times controversial obituary of Thomas S. Monson, Prophet and President of the LDS Church, who passed away last week. We respond to the petition that asks the NYT to rewrite the obit and contrast the signatures it has received with the petition Sam Young has begun to Protect the Children. The NYT editor responds to the criticism of the obituary for Monson.

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