Month: November 2011

Episode #95 – A Personal Appeal from Brandon Harris

Behold, a slow week in Mormon news! How do we react? Awesomely. Going to BYU and not being LDS. How much does it suck? David Archuleta goes to the temple and gets his Eagle Scout – at 20. What a little, wonderful man. There is a MoTab Christmas YouTube channel. We repeat: A MoTab Christmas YouTube channel. The US Senate recognizes the Church’s welfare program. A dude says he was discriminated against for being Mormon. And Latino LDS broadcast! ¡Qué chevre! Touch me: Are Mormons any weirder than the rest of us? Being non-LDS at BYU David Archuleta achieves! US Senate and welfare program Devocional latino Prejudiced against for being Mormon? MoTab Christmas...

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Episode #94 – Snip Snap Snip Snap

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP94_Snip_Snap_Snip_Snap.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSModern Family causes a ruckus at BYU. One writer actually compares gay parents to prostitutes and serial killers. Yup. Vasectomies. To consult the bishop or not to consult? And bishops overall – Do we use them for general counsel or just for repentance? Geoff and Al have a new website. Check it out! Honorable mentions: Church service and how it moderates us; Mormon.org chat trolls; moldy churches in Norcal; and LDS Business College celebrates 125 years of mediocrity! Clicketh thou me Modern Family BYU drama Mormon chat trolls Neither hot nor cold Three Witnesses monument hits 100 Joe Biden loves Mormons LDSBC celebrates 100 years Do not bulldoze the moldy church Taking on vasectomies Professor of the Year Church service moderated Romney New leadership training site Our new website!...

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Episode #93 – Golden Catholics

Some updates on the deaths of two missionaries in Texas. Sad times. One of them was right near the end of his mission, too. Harold Bloom, reknowned jackweed, writes a very biased and senseless op-ed in the NYT. Joanna Brooks responds. Inclusiveness in the Church or exclusivity? What make someone “Mormon”? We’re debating this, especially based on the big tent nature of recent “I’m a Mormon” videos. Are we in a position to judge someone’s “Mormon-ness”? Other news: Over 40% of Americans are “uncomfortable” with having a Mormon in the White House, the Quetzaltenango Temple open house is underway, and good times with angry letters! El Clique: Remembering two missionaries Quetzaltenango open house Bloom article Joanna Brooks’ response Slate and Mormonism A Mormon DJ raver madman 4/10 Americans “uncomfortable” with a Mormon in the White...

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Episode #92 – Soviet Booze Ban

Lighthearted discussion on LDS tech advances and the Church’s social media efforts. OK, we’re tech dorks. Sue us. The Circling the Wagons conference – a Mormon LGBT gathering – took place in Salt Lake over the weekend. One bishop declared homophobia in the Church an “atrocity.” Pretty awesome stuff. A well-intentioned article about fashionable modesty takes an unfortunate turn in effectively blaming immodesty on two cases of date rape. No bueno. After last week’s Halloween/modesty debacle, Geoff takes on the practice of garment “tucking.” Get ready, ladies! Other news: Hilary Weeks tops the charts (sort of), Federal lawsuits against the Church being involved in Utah’s liquor laws, and two cool videos (see below), and a prophet occupies Wall Street. Clickety Clickster Clickerrific: Homophobia “an atrocity” Modesty and date rape Barring the Church from liquor law input Hilary Weeks is first Mormon to debut atop Christian charts A prophet occupies Wall Street...

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Episode #91 – Nocturnal Adventures With Women

Happy belated Halloween to everyone. Let’s talk about two things: 1) Why cross dressing is allegedly banned at church Halloween parties; 2) Why Halloween is apparently some sort of free pass to skank it up (and we don’t mean the ska dance). It was hard to miss the New York Times’ really odd article about Mormon Hipsters – Mipsters – and how the way to be cool and Mormon is to rebel a little. Al and Geoff disagree a lot on this one. Google has rectified its injustice against Mitt Romney. Which injustice? Listen in to find out. Homeless people already live in cities of trash, so why are LDS teens in Mesa/Gilbert building cardboard cities? To taunt the homeless? To show they they can build in an hour what it takes weeks for a homeless person to obtain? Jon Huntsman’s daughters are crazy, and not in the fun, hot way of Dubya’s. Ze Links: Mipsters Hispanics and Mitt Romney Google hates Mitt Where does your freshman class come from? Cross dressing and Trunk or Treat Cities of...

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