Author: Geoff Openshaw

Episode #34 – Do It For the Wood

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThe new LDS.org – as analyzed from a very very very basic level in the Deseret News.  Will the Church eventually take down Match.com and eHarmony so that we may all have eternal bliss? Push the pumpkin!  Push it!  Thank you, Mormon Times.  There’s a lot of pumpkin pushing goin’ on in Colorado.  Lots of science.  Pushing.  Huge gourds EVERYWHERE. Elder Marlin K. Jensen visits with disgruntled members in the Oakland, CA stake; particularly those who felt hurt by the Church’s involvement in Proposition 8.  He even apologizes for the pain felt by those members and vows to take what he learns back to Salt Lake. Elder Dallin H. Oaks under a bit of fire for his recent discourse about the US Constitution.  Does this represent a future policy shift of the Church? Conference predictions:  Who dies?  Who gets called?  What will be discussed? New temples?  Share your ideas with us! Links The Great Pumpkin Pusher Heavenly analysis of new.lds.org Church distributes E. Oaks’ talk on the Constitution Elder Marlin K. Jensen – man of...

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Episode #33 – Of Muffins and Men

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP33_Of_Muffins_and_Men.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSLet’s face it.  We’re the best. The Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites series continues, and Al is overblown with joy. We also have some pointed criticism for “The Mormon Bachelorette” – not the woman herself – she is a sweetheart – but of the overall production. Enjoy the refresh of lds.org.  We discuss its pros and cons, but overall, do not approve of the redesign. It’s time once again for the naughty “Men on a Mission” piece of crap calendar.  It’s wrong that we are even giving the mind behind it any press, but come on, people.  Don’t buy this stuff. “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway gets a release date, and the story apparently has absolutely nothing to do with the Book of Mormon other than vague allusions to Joseph Smith. Elder Dallin H. Oaks – Apostle.  Statesman.  Judge.  Secret Tea Partier? Former bishop in prison because of an elaborate ponzi scheme.  Congrats, sir. KSL aims to control its blogosphere.  Tempering the message or veiled censorship? Links Tennis Shoes forever New lds.org Elder Oaks and the Constitution KSL censorship Ruddy BYU/missionary sexploitation calendar hoo ha Of bishops and incarceration “The Book of Mormon”...

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Episode #32 – Convict Rehab: With the LDS Church

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP32_Convict_Rehab_With_the_LDS_Church.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSFirst the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” debacle, and now this nutjob in Florida wanting to burn Qur’an to make a statement.  Will the insanity ever end?  Coupled with this, the Church released a statement reinforcing our belief in freedom of religious expression, but decrying the “unfortunate” decisions of this pastor.  Stupid Florida.  It’s teeming with criminals.  It’s like America’s Australia! Mormon farmers growing barley that is directly sold to beer manufacturers.  Is this a conflict of interest?  Is this SIN? Returned missionaries make great recruits for large investment firms.  Also, returned missionaries make great recruits to endlessly harass people during the summer and attempt to sell stuff that no one wants or needs. CNBC reports. Also, the Church bribes gives Philadelphia money as part of a convict rehabilitation program.  Did you know we are also building a temple in Philly?  Could these two seemingly unrelated things somehow be related? Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor wants students to take more math and science in order to graduate high school.  This could mean the end of release-time seminary as we know it, except for the fact that this guy is a Democrat.  In Utah.  Running for governor. Do you look like Peter?  Do you have experienced being exiled on Patmos?  If...

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Episode #31 – Are You Arosed?

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP31_Are_You_Arosed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat a week!  Erin Elton and Aubrey Messick,  lovely ladies from The Mormon Bachelorette, are kind enough to join us in studio and discuss their forthcoming project of love, lust, roses, and (hopefully) lascivious behavior on the part of over-testosteroned males. In other news: Updates on the Clay Sanner murder – the bishop from Visalia, CA.  Learn how to help his family. The Church is “regularizing” relations with China, which really means absolutely nothing other than its members cannot enjoy Jell-O under Chinese law. Jewish and Church leaders introduce further safeguards to ensure that Holocaust victims are not put through the temple. Lee Hoffman, the Salamander dude, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Our monthly check-in with the Zarahemla Times Annnd a few other snazzy items (Blast you, Rio Tinto Stadium!  You tease!). Seek and ye shall find: The Mormon Bachelorette – Visit.  Apply (men).  Follow! Visalia bishop murder Help his family 9/11 call Lee Hoffman haunts us from beyond the grave Jewish/LDS leaders iron out issues Church “normalizes” stuff in China Great naming choice, BYU-Idaho.  Truly, you are a land of creativity. Stephen Hawking: “There is no...

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