Mon, 27 August 2018
258: Taking the Mormons to Court: Defending Sexual Abuse Victims against the LDS Church: Tim Kosnoff
Tim Kosnoff is a US attorney who has spent the last two decades representing victims of sexual abuse. His introduction to the LDS Church and their lawyers was when he represented Jeremiah Scott who was sexually abused by a serial paedophile Frank Curtis. His work, in this case, appears in Lisa Davis' legal thriller, 'The Sins of Brother Curtis.'
Tim joins me to discuss his experiences as a representative and advocate for sexual abuse victims against the LDS Church.
Sun, 19 August 2018
257: The Sins of Brigham: The granddaughters of Brigham's wives speak out: Jacobs, Jensen & Chamberlain
While Mormons claim Joseph Smith as the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is still very much Brigham Young's church. Brigham's leadership was formative in shaping the LDS movements as it is today. The husband of 55 wives Brigham's influence was more than organisational. He was also responsible for establishing a patriarchal structure and suite of doctrines and practices that affirmed that loyalty to the highest priesthood office in the church was the church's primary orthodoxy, and the feminine role was to honour that priesthood.
So, what of those who directly inherited Brigham's legacy. What of his female posterity?
Sat, 11 August 2018
Duane Jennings is the author of the two-volume series "Stumbling Blocks and Stepping-Stones."
In this conversation, we consider (notwithstanding current LDS policy) an LDS queer theology through the Wesleyan Quadrilateral of scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.