Religion and politics are two topics that we are told that we should avoid discussing, but in this episode of Nathan OUTloud I am facing them both head-on.
The Season Two premiere of Nathan OUTloud comes about eight years since the last episode was released. I set aside the light and cheery tone of previous episodes to discuss the real issues being faced by the LGBTQ+ community at the hands of organized religion and the Republican Party. I share my experience of alienation and gaslighting from growing up in a Mormon and Republican family.
Links to articles and movies that I mention in the episode:
“The Mormon Church Is Gaslighting the LGBTQ+ Community” by Kat Kellermeyer: https://www.out.com/commentary/2019/9/19/mormon-church-gaslighting-lgbtq-community (https://www.out.com/commentary/2019/9/19/mormon-church-gaslighting-lgbtq-community)
“11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting” by Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting)
For the Bible Tells Me So: http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexc.htm (http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexc.htm)
For They Know Not What They Do: https://www.fortheyknow.org (https://www.fortheyknow.org)
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