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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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Jul 8, 2020

This episode begins with a panel discussion with Marie D’Elephant and Marissa McCool about navigating ethical non-monogamy. Open relationships/marriages can be a taboo topic and uncomfortable for some; Marie and Riss help us by giving a 101 discussion to introduce us to the subject, uncover some common pitfalls, and provide resources for further reading should non-monogamy be a topic which interests you. After that Braden and I debrief from the interview before jumping into part 1 of reading through The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen. We wrap with some good news about black-owned businesses experiencing a spike amid the current protests and a little bit of listener mail.

 

Marie D’Elephant

https://www.facebook.com/mariedelephant/
https://mariedelephant.com/
https://everyonesautonomous.com/

 

Marissa McCool (The Purple Amazon)
https://www.facebook.com/RisMcCool

https://centerforinquiry.org/speakers/mccool_marissa/
https://www.amazon.com/Marissa-Alexa-McCool/e/B075NQV56B%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-cis-are-getting-out-of-hand
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/alexander-goodlive/inciting-incident

 

Ethical Slut by Dossie Eaton, Janet W. Hardy
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ethical-slut-dossie-easton/1100528572

 

Happy news https://apnews.com/5738fc904a6b29118e63a5d762f48791

 

Show Links:
Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html
Find us on Facebook and Twitter @Glass Box Podcast

Jun 24, 2020

Lots of interlocking stories to discuss this week. We jump right in with a discussion about the most recent headlines sparked by the protests following George Floyd’s death. A lot of legislation has been crafted in response to the protests, including an executive order from President Donald Trump. We examine the organizations he listed during the signing to determine the intent of the order, followed by looking at the text of the order itself. Once created, tools can be used for good and evil. Then we discuss CHOP, the occupation movement in Capitol Hill, Washington. The Seattle City Council crafted resolutions in response to the leverage held by the CHOP protestors joined by protests across the nation. Seattle chose to ban the use of chokeholds, riot control weapons, and officers covering their badge numbers. We weigh in on #DefundPolice and how useful it can be in sparking a conversation, but why does the “defunding” stop at police? Then we finally tackle the Mormon angle by examining the recent rulings in the Supreme Court concerning churches being “non-essential” services and LGBTQ+ people actually being people with Title VII protections. We wrap the episode with some great media for understanding racism in America as well as coming out as gay to your family.

 

Links:

 

Trump’s Executive Order on Police Reform
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-safe-policing-safe-communities

 

Orgs mentioned during EO signing
Federal law enforcement officers association https://www.fleoa.org/news.aspx?id=19

Fraternal order of police https://www.fop.net/CmsPage.aspx?id=39

Internal ass of chiefs of police https://www.theiacp.org/

Intl union of police association; “The Voice of Law Enforcement Officers” https://iupa.org/

Major county sherrifs of am ass https://mcsheriffs.com/

Natl Ass of police orgs http://www.napo.org/

Natl District attorneys ass https://ndaa.org/

Sergeants benevolent ass https://sbanypd.nyc/

 

Who wasn’t at the Exec Order signing? https://fundersforjustice.org/organizations/

 

Atlanta, GA Police Walkout
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/18/atlanta-rayshard-brooks-walkout/

 

Seattle just expelled the Police Union from the city’s labor group. https://apnews.com/7267abcb991ec5210f85aa03eb7ed433#:~:text=SEATTLE%20(AP)%20%E2%80%94%20The%20largest,address%20racism%20within%20its%20ranks.&text=Local%20elected%20leaders%20are%20reluctant,150%20unions%20and%20100%2C000%20workers

 

Seattle City Council on Police reform bills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spGMa6-Xu1U

 

BYU formed a committee to “examine race and inequality at BYU”. https://news.byu.edu/announcements/committee-formed-to-examine-race-and-inequality-at-byu

 

Donate to groups working or advocating for racial justice and end of racism

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fre...

https://justiceforbreonna.org

https://www.joincampaignzero.org

https://www.naacp.org/

https://www.aclu.org/

https://blacklivesmatter.com/

 

Show Links:
Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html
Find us on Facebook and Twitter @Glass Box Podcast

Jun 10, 2020

Racial tensions and police brutality in America have caused protests, riots, and citizens becoming the victims of war crimes committed by our military-police force. How did we get here? Where do we go? How can we effectively reform policing in America? It’s a complicated issue and a couple of white guys are going to do their best to introduce you to the topic and form a basic foundation on which to build a base of knowledge about these subjects. We also take a look at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints angle of race, as this is a Mormon-centric podcast. We encourage you to use the resources and further reading below. We wrap the episode with the final installment of Case for the Book of Mormon, a tool of genocide and racial supremacy which shaped American history.

Links:

First Presidency statement https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/president-nelson-shares-social-post-encouraging-understanding-and-civility

Church’s social media post: https://twitter.com/Ch_JesusChrist/status/1268233951719510016

The Negro: A Proclamation to the World

https://www.missedinsunday.com/memes/race/proclamation-1949/

Resources:

SISTAS in ZION Twitter

Blacks and the Priesthood by 3 Mormons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN5Gp07zaZE

Our Enemies in Blue by Kristian Williams https://www.akpress.org/our-enemies-in-blue.html

Read the Stanford Prison Study https://www.simplypsychology.org/zimbardo.html

@Mica_McGriggs presentation June 15, 2020 “Racial Equity & Social Impact” weekly classes https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-equity-social-impact-tickets-104768040028

Mormon Stories #630 Black Lives Matter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgViT0zuSrk

Black and Mormon by Darron Smith https://books.google.com/books/about/Black_and_Mormon.html?id=lSvRnQgJAx8C

https://8cantwait.org/ for police reform

The Dollop - Furgeson Episode 19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp1uF67UeyY

Ibram X. Kendi How to be an Antiracist https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

Donate: https://www.joincampaignzero.org

Joanna Brooks Mormonism and White Supremacy https://global.oup.com/academic/product/mormonism-and-white-supremacy-9780190081768?cc=us&lang=en&

Moroni and the Swastika by David Conley Nelson https://www.oupress.com/books/14220363/moroni-and-the-swastika

Tiananmen Square Massacre 1989 in China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeoMn1DeUek

Watch: Just Mercy, released free on all platforms by Universal

Killer Mike speech about George Floyd and protests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSWasOhArfM

Stand By Me by Liesa (Lisa) Rodger https://www.thebeehive.com/stand-by-me/

Check your blindspot BYU diversity project https://www.checkyourblindspot.org/

Historian’s take on police brutality against Black people https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/gvu38i/george_floyd_was_murdered_by_america_a_historians/

Talking to kids about this:

https://www.amazon.com/Belle-Last-Mule-Gees-Bend/dp/0763687693/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNw8V_Fkw28

https://www.amazon.com/Juneteenth-Mazie-Fiction-Picture-Books/dp/1479558206/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1591332700&sr=1-1

Donate to groups working or advocating for racial justice and end of racism

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fre...

https://justiceforbreonna.org

https://www.joincampaignzero.org

https://www.naacp.org/

https://www.aclu.org/

https://blacklivesmatter.com/


Show Links:
Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html
Find us on Facebook and Twitter @Glass Box Podcast

May 27, 2020

Update on COVID-19 time! The Mormon church is taking steps to reopen wards around the globe while there’s no evidence that we’ve effectively flattened the curve. They’re also investing some resources into making PPE for medical workers in the form of masks and surgical gowns made from sacred-underwear cotton. Plenty to discuss. Then, Braden tells us about After Life starring Ricky Gervais. We wrap with some happy news about a vodka company based in Utah making hand sanitizer to combat the ‘Rona. Plus listener mail and an iTunes review!

 

Angel's Trumpet:

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/05/20/lds-church-sells-exxon/

 

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/05/19/lds-church-unveils-plan/

 

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/global-sacred-clothing-production-facilities-temporarily-produce-masks-gowns

 

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/safe-return-church-meetings-activities

 

Media of Great Price:
After Life

 

Happy News:

Interesting contrast to the church. Church worries about stocks, while Utah vodka brand makes and donates sanitizer to the navajo nation: https://www.facebook.com/FiveWives/posts/2870931026289832


Don’t miss Bryce’s guest spot on the most recent How 2 Heretic Podcast episode 140!
https://howtoheretic.com/podcast

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