Author: Geoff Openshaw

We Need Church Schools or We Will Die

A Rebuttal to the Evil of Alan Doan By Geoff Openshaw Recently, my enlightened co-host argued that Church-owned and operated schools no longer serve the needs of the saints, and thus should be done away with.  Such an argument could not be farther from the truth.  In his fallacious attempts to convey his message, Al Doan fails to take into account anything beyond his personal opinion and imagined reality.  Do Church schools necessarily need to have the same gravitas as in epochs past?  No, they certainly do not.  In a globalizing church, we no longer expect all “good saints”...

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Episode #44 – Spock Represents the Lord

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP44_Spock_Represents_the_Lord.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWikiLeaks and international sabotage! Being Mormon and famous: Is it fair to hold LDS celebrities to a higher standard, especially if they regards themselves as “active” in the Church?  Isn’t there a double standard there? Why do women mostly get left out of discussion about the scourge of pornography?  Why do we pretend that women don’t have lusts and desires and paint men as hormonal brutes? The Church purportedly lowers the age of prospective Brazilian missionaries serving in Brazil to 18 in a response to problematic diplomatic relations between the US and Brazil, thus prohibiting American missionaries from entering the land of Rio. A Mormon Times columnist WAY overuses embedded text to improve her SEO.  Seriously, it’s just bad form.  And Italy is our goal?  Italy?  Seriously?  That’s the heaven-like place to which I should aspire? Ze Links: WikiLeads – what every Mormon everyone should know Famous Mormons Women, porn, and Twilight Younger missionaries “do Brasil” Shame you, Mormon Times Older news: The Church sues a coffee shop for using the likeness of...

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Episode #43 – In Memoriam: Celebrating McKay Coppins

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP43_In_Memorium_Celebrating_McKay_Coppins.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSMcKay!  Farewell!  Now we need a new enemy.  Listeners, find us an enemy. The NEW Lds.org is up and running.  It’s now the default, so if you don’t like the change, too bad.  Deal with it.  Make the most.  It will get better. The Mormon Times offers up suggestions on how to make sacrament meeting talks better.  We add our two cents, which are worth more than their five cents; because our money is the euro and theirs is the Canadian dollar. The Pope (yes, we’re going Catholic) says that condoms are permissible to prevent the spread of STDs, not as contraception.  We talk about the LDS Church’s stance on birth control. Shout outs to a good number of people, but we’ll just say this: Buy Janna McFerson’s book, LOVE Heber J. Grant’s ad for his insurance company from 1908, the Top 10 Places for LDS folk to live in the American Southwest!, and our final visit of the year to Kevin Beckstrom and The Zarahemla Times. Well done, Beckstrom.  Well done. Also, if you think PG-13 movies are “borderline R,” why are you complaining about the content of it when you took your kid to see it? Touch me for answers Lds.org in all its overblown glory Five...

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Episode #42 – Samuel the Wickedite

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP42_Samuel_the_Wickedite.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSFurther details on the more “cryptic” contents of the new Handbook of Instructions.  The Salt Lake Tribune tries to make us seem like a cult. Casting announced for the Book of Mormon Broadway production.  Should be thrilling! Missionary stabbed in Peru seems to be recovering well.  His father thinks he’s a “good kid.” Mormons.  We want to be accepted into the mainstream, yet we also seem to love our outcast status.  Why can’t we seem to reconcile the two? Al wrote a nifty little article.  You should read it, ponder it, and debate it. Los Links: Church handbook according to the Trib Church handbook according to the Church Book of Mormon casting Stabbed missionary The perennial pariahs: Latter-day Saints Al’s article about abolishing Church-run schools The greatest iPhone app ever.  By far. Congrats to the Laie...

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Episode #41 – Aryan Hair Conditioner

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP41_Aryan_Hair_Conditioner.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThe Church updates its manuals for all!  No more activities committee! You can be a certain percentage of temple worthy! The gays have won! A new Harvard study says that we spent more than half of our time daydreaming.  If we are always focused on what could be tomorrow, we’ll have a lot of empty yesterdays. Geoff feels that aside from child prostitution and the like, there is no legal case against polygamy.  Listen to find out more. Salt Lake Tribune writer takes issue with the Aryan Jesus depicted throughout the Church and in western media. The real Jesus was dark and disheveled, says he. BASE jumping from the Church Office Building! The Gilbert Arizona Temple gets underway.  Congrats, Arizona! And our idiot of the month! Links Info on the new General Handbook Daydreaming, ho! Jesus and hair conditioner BASE jumping! Gilbert temples! Idiot. The Church turns away Haitian refugees? Geoff’s old band, Two Years Later (video...

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