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Glass Box Podcast

Join Bryce Blankenagel and Shannon Grover as we walk through deep Mormon doctrine and history, headlines in and out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (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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Jun 30, 2021

Last December, the church made some changes to the bishop’s handbook that bear a closer look, poor beleaguered Bryce gets to take on the 3rd segment of MOF, and then we’ll relieve EVERYONE’s thoughts with some lovely news from Canada. And please, be prepared. Not only is this an incredibly long episode but we also need to give you a content warning. We will be discussing one of the worst chapters in MOF and it might be painful. Shannon will also be reading a bit from her mission journal. Get a punching bag ready, if you need it, tissues on hand if you need them, and remember to pause and walk away if you need to. We’re all in this together. 



Show Links: 

Main Topic: Policies On Prejudice, Seeking Info From Credible Sources Added To Church Handbook:  https://ksltv.com/451372/general-handbook/ 

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/general-handbook-update-december-2020 

Happy News: Canadian MP’s pass historic bill banning conversion therapy: https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/canadian-mps-pass-historic-bill-banning-conversion-therapy/ 



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Jun 16, 2021

This week’s show is a brief deep-dive into a lesser-known figure of American history and her connections to Mormon polygamy and the larger national women’s suffrage movement. We romp through 70 years of history through a few different vantage points and wrap it all together by discussing polygamy as one of the next social justice issues. After that, we review Love, Simon, a coming-of-age story of a closeted young man seeking validation in his experience, friendship and acceptance, and ultimately love. Then we wrap with happy news about a politician who changed their mind about something; who knew it was possible?!



Show Notes: 

 

Belva Lockwood: The “Nerviest Woman in the United States,” Who Became the Latter-day Saints’ Irrepressible Advocate and Friend by Melinda Evans

https://byustudies.byu.edu/?post_type=article&p=32394

 

Gaining, Losing, and Winning Back the Vote: The Story of Utah Women’s Suffrage by Brown, Watkins, and Kitterman
https://www.utahwomenshistory.org/2018/02/receiving-losing-and-winning-back-the-vote-the-story-of-utah-womens-suffrage/

 

Anti-polygamy Legislation

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/anti-polygamy-legislation?lang=eng

 

Women’s Suffrage timeline
http://www.crusadeforthevote.org/woman-suffrage-timeline-18401920

 

Edmunds Act

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

 

Edmunds Tucker Act

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmunds%E2%80%93Tucker_Act

 

How I Ran For the Presidency by Belva Lockwood
https://books.google.com/books?id=fKoTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA728&lpg=PA728&dq=Belva+Lockwood+%22How+I+Ran+for+the+Presidency%22&source=bl&ots=bJCQKqvhNP&sig=ACfU3U1pkzmj6N3RD59jv5vBFNxDmF3M5g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjBgsCu9pDxAhVWsZ4KHZe1CoIQ6AEwEXoECB0QAw#v=onepage&q=Belva%20Lockwood%20%22How%20I%20Ran%20for%20the%20Presidency%22&f=false

 

The Root: How Racism Tainted Women’s Suffrage
https://www.npr.org/2011/03/25/134849480/the-root-how-racism-tainted-womens-suffrage

 

Happy News: Column: A conservative mayor heard tearful stories. They changed his mind about flying the rainbow flag: 

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-06-10/gay-pride-flag-fresno-mayor-jerry-dyer

 

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Jun 2, 2021

There was a recent announcement by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that they are no longer performing time-only marriages in the temple. What? What even does that mean? Our main segment teases apart the marriage and sealing practices conducted in the temple and places this headline within a broader context while we opine on what it the larger plan at play might be. Then we dive into the pages of Miracle of Forgiveness, covering the first 3 chapters of introductory material. We round out the episode with a positive federal court ruling in Australia that bodes well for climate activists and future generations alike.



Show links: 

 

Mormon church will no longer perform time-only marriages in temple: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2021/05/25/latter-day-saint-leaders/ 

 

Mormon church eliminates one year waiting period after civil marriage: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-mormon-church-changes-marriage-policy-20190506-65mxeavi3rdkzgsp6byspavfwm-story.html 



Happy news: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/27/australian-court-finds-government-has-duty-to-protect-young-people-from-climate-crisis?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

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