Oh My Heck! Episode 10 – Fast & Testimony Meeting

A 12 year old girl came out to her Mormon church and they turned the microphone off. What’s that all about? And what was really going in her church that week? Listen to this week’s episode and learn what Fast & Testimony meeting is, and by the end you might be put off food and ready to stand and shout your fervent beliefs, too!

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My Grandmother’s Secret

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It’s hard to keep a secret in a small town. Even harder is keeping a secret in a deeply religious town where everyone keeps moral tabs one each other, and often under the direction of their religious leaders. My grandparents had a huge farm in a small mountain town, Lehi, Utah. My father’s high school class of 1965 had eighty-six kids. When I lived with my grandmother during college, there were about 7,000 people in the whole town. Small. Everyone knew everyone else.

Lehi is also deeply Mormon. It’s just … Continue reading

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AND IT CAME TO PASS: release day is here!

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I’m so excited to birth this baby into the world…

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INTERLUDE PRESS (note: I’ve had people very kindly ask where to make a purchase that best benefits me. Buying straight from my publisher does just that! But hey, a buy is a buy is a buy and I love you.) AmazonBarnes … Continue reading

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Oh My Heck! Episode 9 – Mormonsplaining

Mormonsplaining, also known as Well, Actually culture and as I like to call it: faux intellectualism. Truthiness before Stephen Colbert coined the phrase. This is the mental headspace required to allow for some cockamamie ideas, like the doozy that the horses mentioned in the Book of Mormon were actually tapirs. Yeah. Tapirs. Ancient Aztecs astride their mighty, erm, steeds. That was a thing? Apparently?

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Please take a moment to consider our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in Chechnya

If you have somehow missed the horrorshow that is the current climate in Chechnya, gay and bisexual men (in particular, but I fear this is just the start) are being rounded up, tortured and killed for the simple fact that they are not straight.

This is terrifying. This is also unacceptable. Several writers and publishers of LGBT literature have decided to do something to raise money and awareness for this dreadful situation.

BOOKS SAVE LIVES

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Oh My Heck! Episode 8 – SEX

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It’s time to talk about sex. Awww, yeah, we’re talking the talk now! Except you shouldn’t be thinking of sex! Oh my gosh, are you thinking about it right now? Oh, no… Stop it! I don’t know, sing a hymn at your crotch!* GO EAT A MAPLE-GLAZED DONUT. Did you stop thinking of sex? Well why on earth not? GREAT. There goes God’s plan. Thanks for nothing, buddy.

This week I’ll discuss the positively baffling and obsessive mindset Mormons have about sex. (I mean, you don’t get those big Mormon families … Continue reading

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Current Books

And It Came To Pass, coming May 18, 2017 to a bookseller near you.

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Adam Young is a devout, young Mormon following the pious path set forth for him by his church and family. But when his mission trajectory sends him to Barcelona, Spain, with a handsome mission companion named Brandon Christensen, Adam discovers there may be more to life and love than he ever expected.

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Oh My Heck! Episode 7 – LGBT LDS wth?

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Gay Mormons? (And Lesbian Mormons, Trans Mormons, Bi-Mormons, which does anyone even think they acknowledge bisexuality? Pfft!) Are there LGBTQ Mormons? How does that even work? Surprise! It doesn’t! Well, they’re trying, both the church and the members. Sometimes. Well, kind of? Listen to this week’s episode and let’s see if we can figure out what the heck and how the heck. (And you’ll get a little sneak peek at my upcoming novel, AND IT CAME TO PASS, about a missionary who realizes he’s gay while serving in Barcelona, Spain. … Continue reading

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Oh My Heck! Episode 6 – Polygamy Pt. 2: the one with the top secret raid

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We’re back with the final polygamy episode where I’ll go into some more detail about how groups like Warren Jeff’s YFZ Ranch came to be, how accurate the show Big Love was, and the (small) part I played with the Texas Rangers taking out a bunch of real low-lifes out in ElDorado, TX. Some of what I share has never been spoken of publicly… You won’t want to miss this one!

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Oh My Heck! Episode 5 – The Polygamy podcast part 1 (the early Utah remix)

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It’s finally here: the Polygamy Papers! Well, not paper, because it’s an audiofile. Podcast. WHATEVER. Look, it’s all the dirty details of how polygamy got started, and it’s so big a topic that we’re breaking it into multiple episodes. This particular episode is voiced by the one and only Kathleen Turner! By which I mean a congested me.

*No Kathleen Turners were harmed in the making of this podcast.

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