MHH47: A Holiday Gift of Blood Atonement, Natasha Helfer Parker & Gina Colvin

This week, Mithryn returns with the actual nutty and horrifying facts behind the Doctrine of Blood Atonement on a segment of Six Minute Skinny Dip into Mormon History, so don’t miss out…or else! And next, I bring you two delightful interviews with actual Goddesses, the beloved Natasha Helfer Parker and Gina Colvin. Natasha is a phenomenal sex therapist and hosts two podcasts of her own, “Mormon Mental Health” and “Mormon Sex Info” and Gina is the host of “A Thoughtful Faith.” Join us for some light-hearted banter as we discuss and take various shots, well…maaaaybe we do! It’s a holiday week, enjoy your family! And if you’d prefer to watch these interviews instead of just listen, head over to the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page. Cheers!

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MHH41: Interview w/ Karin Peter, Community of Christ Quorum President

Join me, Colleen, as I fall in love with the Community of Christ! I have a lovely visit with my friend Karin Peter, President of the 5th Quorum of the 70, in a church that you may know by their old name, the RLDS Church. She gives me some history on how the Community of Christ came to be, and why they are “Team Emma.” If you caught the last Grace/Works discussion in Episode 39, this one is much deeper! Explore what true diversity looks like in gender, race and sexual orientation, what female ordination is like, and their unique view of the literal truth claims of The Book of Mormon. Karin beautifully explains the adaptive nature of the Community of Christ and what her image of “God” looks like. I know, I’m really selling it, right? What can I say, I’m in love! Full video available on Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page.

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MHH37: Make Adam God Again, the one true MAGA

Cristina Rosetti, the originator of that amazing acronym, is back once again when she stops by at Sunstone! She is the sweetheart Gentile Catholic of Mormon History! She shares with me snippets of her Mormon History discoveries and research, including The Law of Purity, because we just can’t stay away from talking about Mormon Sex here on Mormon Happy Hour. Next, we continue to Make Adam God in yet another Six Minute Skinny Dip into Mormon History with Mithryn! Just listen to how much history he crams into 6 minutes! And we wrap it all up with Marie Kent of My Book of Mormon and her interview at Sunstone! Marie teaches Colleen how to make a Cement Mixer Shot, complete with a party story of the first time Marie ever had shots! Marie also talks about the fun times and future direction of her show My Book of Mormon. One last teaser before she comes on for Subversive Feminist Reading Corner, or whatever we call it! It will be hot as we roast the words of more modern LDS prophets and apostles. All three videos of these guests are available on Patreon.

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MHH36: Two Bigfoot Sightings (the Mormon Kind) and an Interview with a Fundamentalist Mormon

Mithryn stops by for an installment of Six Minute Skinny-Dip into Mormon History, where we explore a hairy phenomenon in Mormon Folklore, that of Bigfoot as Cain. And for yet another Bigfoot sighting, Part 3 of Mormon Zodiac comes next, where we learn the last 3 uniquely Mormon astrological signs! Have you found yours yet? And to conclude the episode, a Sunstone Interview featuring Benjamin Shaffer of Christ’s Church, a fundamentalist sect of Mormonism. Colleen has a fascinating time learning more about this particular sect, how it is the same yet very different from Mainstream Mormonism. Living the Law of Consecration? Polygamy? Foreordination and personal revelation? It’s all in there. Video of Benjamin Shaffer, Mythrin and Mormon Zodiac can be found on Patreon.

Check out a FREE special interview on Patreon this week, Mark Whitley brings us “Why I Don’t Drink,” a pros and cons discussion of his decision not to partake in alcohol following his faith transition away from Mormonism.  The direct link is in the show notes.

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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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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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MHH25: Immigration Politics, Blaire Ostler on Dan Reynolds, and Mormon Astrological Signs

Don’t miss an exciting invitation during the upcoming Salt Lake Sunstone Summer Symposium! This week, Colleen keeps you up to date on how Mormonism connects with the recent crisis of separated children at the US border. She welcomes Blaire Ostler, a bisexual active Mormon wife and mother who shares with us her reactions to Dan Reynolds and his recent interviews with Ellen, Trevor Noah, and his documentary Believer. She discusses allyship, the intricacies involved, and what she hopes for the future. Blaire is an absolute delight! Don’t miss Mason Proxy, a blogger who has created Mormon Astrological Signs that are hilarious and uniquely Mormon! Videos of these guests are available on Patreon.

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MHH22: Hoax NAACP Apology Scandal Reactions

This week, the Angels on Fire share our goal to travel to the SLC Sunstone Symposium this summer to bring the experience back to you, our listeners!  Colleen and Miranda continue to bring you more Tips for First Time Drinkers.  Next, Colleen summarizes the Hoax NAACP Apology Scandal that has rocked both the Faithful and Post Mormon communities and made national news headlines. Please refer to the live Facebook video by Zandra Vranes of Sistas in Zion for her passionate and vulnerable response, link in the show notes.  And of course, we bring you more Mormon Sex Myths!! Don’t miss our bonus material on Patreon and please consider supporting us in our coverage of Sunstone this summer! Cheers!

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