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Glass Box Podcast

Join Bryce and Braden as we walk through deep Mormon doctrine, headlines in and out of the LDS Church (Mormonism), and explore the lighter side of current events. We hope to provide good feels and a burning in your bosom that'll leave you wanting to download the next episode.
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Dec 19, 2018

What do current membership numbers of the Mormon church reveal about overall trends in membership? Is the dip in membership due to the secularization of America, or are Mormons leaving religion at a higher rate than the baseline? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is lying about its membership numbers. Why? After that, Braden tells us about Holy Hell, a documentary about a cult leader…. Apropos, right? Then we talk about a toy maker who’s making Christmas better for thousands of people out of the goodness of their hearts.

 

Church Membership Numbers:

http://cumorah.com/index.php?target=view_other_articles&story_id=590&cat_id=35

http://cumorah.com/index.php?target=view_other_articles&story_id=610&cat_id=35

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-number-of-americans-with-no-religious-affiliation-is-rising/

https://kutv.com/news/local/losing-their-religion-millennials-including-utahns-leaving-church

http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=2886596&itype=NGPSID

http://worldpopulationreview.com/states/utah-population/

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2018/12/09/salt-lake-county-is-now/

 

Light of Gazalem:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018/12/11/this-toy-factory-is-run-by-volunteers-who-give-away-all-toys-free/?noredirect=on&utm_source=reddit.com&utm_term=.0ea961b44f46

https://www.mormon.org/christmas/giving-machines

Dec 5, 2018

From the September Six to Bill Reel, we go through a highlight reel of some of the more prominent excommunications by the Mormon church. The takeaway? If you speak out publicly against the leadership, even if the criticism is true, it’s only a matter of time before you’re on the chopping block. After that Braden tells us about the new Leah Remini series “Scientology: The Aftermath”. We wrap up with Patagonia taking climate change seriously and actually doing something about it.

 

Excommunication links
http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=3791111&itype=CMSID

http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=2163720&itype=CMSID

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Kelly_(feminist)

http://mormon-alliance.org/about.htm

http://www.lds-mormon.com/whytemplechanges.shtml

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1991/11/news-of-the-church/statement-on-symposia?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1989/04/alternate-voices?lang=eng

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunstone_(magazine)

https://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/19/us/mormons-penalize-dissident-members.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKjASwbutsE

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/476161/SCHOLAR-REBAPTIZED-INTO-LDS-CHURCH.html

http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=58060420&itype=CMSID

https://www.ldsfreedomforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=35648

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Alliance

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/840/

 

Light of Gazalem

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-28/patagonia-donates-10-million-trump-tax-savings-to-green-groups?srnd=premium

 

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Nov 21, 2018

Cody Noconi joins us to discuss drugs in early Mormonism. We get into the recent developments with Prop 2 in Utah (medical cannabis bill) and the Mormon church’s baseless opposition to it. Voting = democracy, but Utah never was a true democracy.

 

How to find Cody:

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/psilly-rabbits-podcast/e/52487120?autoplay=true

 

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Nov 7, 2018

Part 2 of our analysis of General Conference Oct. 2018. We watched so you don’t have to. Enjoy!

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Nov 7, 2018

We watched General Conference so you don’t have to. We cover a number of talks that slipped past the media but it ran a little longer than expected. Y’all get 2 parts for this one. Enjoy!

 

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Sep 26, 2018
Sep 12, 2018

Part 2 of the Utah medical cannabis bill and a long bit about Sam Young’s excommunication hearing. Braden recommends a BOOK!? Then we talk about an experimental psychedelic known as Ibogaine used in treating opioid addiction.

 

Links:

 

By Common Consent Prop 2 article

https://bycommonconsent.com/2018/08/22/marijuana-mormon-lobbying-and-tax-exemption/

 

Ibogaine treatment article
http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/09/10/ibogaine-psychedelic-opioid-misuse-therapy

 

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Aug 29, 2018

Prop 2 is set to make Utah a medical cannabis state. The Mormon Church released a statement and sent out emails to every member they have on record to vote opposed. The segment went longer than thought so we’re breaking it into 2 parts, this episode has part 1. After that Braden talks about an uplifting movie that’s even family friendly. Then we have on Heretic Woman to tell us about herself and what she’s learned in studying Muhammed and the Quran. We wrap up with a good-feeling story about some common-sense regulation to curtail the ocean plastic crisis.

 

Links:

 

Cannabis and Mormon Church links

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/99zceb/an_explainer_on_proposition_2_in_utah_and_tscc/

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/9a0oza/using_quitmormons_latest_numbers_the_equivalent/

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/99xsn0/taken_from_the_churchs_website_under_church/

https://imgur.com/BRjPfUz

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/9a3woj/tax_churches/

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/9a2ae2/can_i_get_uhhhhhhhhhh_separation_of_church_and/

https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/marijuana-analysis

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2015/09/20/tax-rules-forbid-churches-endorsing-candidates/#4037607364e7

https://bycommonconsent.com/2018/08/22/marijuana-mormon-lobbying-and-tax-exemption/

 

Heretic Woman

http://www.fullquranic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005698966497

 

Light of Gazalem:

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/un-finally-taking-action-end-ghost-nets/

 

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Aug 15, 2018

Braden doesn’t let Bryce fit a word in edgewise as we go through everything you need to know about Protect LDS Children and bishop’s interview policies. After a lengthy introduction, we hear from Sam Young on day 7 of his Hunger Strike and that is followed by a discussion with Nicole Jensen, a trauma and self-care advocate who works closely in the Post-Mormon community to help people process and understand the abuse that happens behind closed doors, one-on-one, in bishop’s offices. This episode is longer than our regular format, but it’s a dense story and requires a lot of information and time to properly dissect.

 

Nicole Jenson

https://breakingabuse.org/

 

Protect LDS Children

https://www.facebook.com/ProtectLDSChildren/

Aug 1, 2018

On this episode, we talk about the recent donation made by the Mormon Church to Affirmation, an LGBTQ+ support group in Utah. Turns out, the subject is much more nuanced than it initially seems. After that, we break down Joseph Smith with the help of the Armstrong Lectures and Braden conducts an interview about a recent documentary about LGBTQ+ issues and the Mormon Church. We wrap up with a heartwarming story about two people who got their degrees by helping each other.

 

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Jul 18, 2018

This episode begins with an extensive Mormon Leaks Minute with guest host Ryan McKnight. We dive into the $32 billion leak and then extensively discuss a report Mormon Leaks released about the Church’s Indian Placement Program. After that, Braden tells us about Schitt’s Creek and we talk about a person who summited Pike Peak against all odds.

 

Links:

 

Mormon Leaks
https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/index.php?title=File:1982-05-INDIAN_STUDENT_PLACEMENT_SERVICES-EVALUATION_STUDY-SUMMARY_REPORT.pdf

https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/index.php?title=Investment_Portfolios_Connected_to_the_Mormon_Church

 

Mandy Horvath summits Pikes Peak

https://www.outtherecolorado.com/double-leg-amputee-summits-pikes-peak-after-3-grueling-days/

 

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Jul 4, 2018

This episode begins with an Angel’s Trumpet segment about the American Freedom Festival in Provo and the controversy surrounding the organizers banning and immediately retracting that ban of attendance for LGBTQIA+ groups. Then Braden tells us about his new favorite show on Netflix. After that we unbox Joseph Smith for a deep dive into the founder of Mormonism. Then we’re joined by Greg Rattey of the Ex-Mormon UK and Friends Facebook group, an active advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights in the UK. We wrap up with the Light of Gazalem about a guy who bought a bunch of people pizzas. Enjoy!

 

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Jul 4, 2018

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