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111: The IFB: Fundamentals of Hate

Today we are going to deep dive into the world that Evan belonged to for the first 23 years of his life. A world that many consider bizarre yet harmless. While others, often those who have left this type of environment or similar ones, recognize the lasting impacts of the IFB on local communities and the U.S. as a whole. It should be noted upfront that this is an overview of the Independent Fundamental Baptists and we do not have the time to devote to a full history of the movement. Nor are we the appropriate platform to present such a detailed narrative.

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106: Fuck You Aaron Schock

Today’s minisode is dedicated to a special person indeed and perfectly addresses a long-standing issue in the LGBTQ+ community. In March of this year, former representative Aaron Schock came out as gay. The name may be familiar as the politician made quite a name and a scandal for himself in the brief 5 years he was in Congress. And in fact, we have discussed him before in the past during one of our “I’m not gay, YOU’RE gay” episodes. Aside from the corruption charges for spending fraud, the former Republican Congressman has long faced rumors of being gay. And the word ‘rumors’ is an understatement as they’ve been backed with photos, video, and everything short of a confession from Schock. Yet for whatever reason, the politician did not see it beneficial until now to come formally out as gay. Perhaps the success of Pete Buttigieg’s campaign inspired him. Or perhaps he has found a new angle he can work.

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80: Poland’s Rainbow Plague

The last few months have shown a spike in our Polish listeners. And it’s no wonder considering the violent anti-queer rhetoric that has filled the country lately. Sadly, the Pis Parties control of the country has put queer Poles in a dangerous predicament. On this episode we cover some of the current events in the Catholic dominated country. As well as the rich queer history of the Polish people. Join us as we delve into the rainbow plague!

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78: Villains of the LGBTQ, Anita Bryant

Today we’re back with another episode in our series, “Villians of the LGBTQ”. And we’re discussing the woman who launched the modern day anti-queer movement, Anita Bryant. So much of the anti-lgbtq rhetoric we hear in today’s society is based on Bryant’s attack of the queer community. And her advocacy against us homos has been running for nearly as long as the queer revolution.

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68: Leaving A Cult

Today we go a bit off topic and get personal. Some viewers have requested more insight into the cult and environment in which Evan grew up. So in this episode we pull Evan and two of his sisters to discuss the cult of the Independent Fundamental Baptist, also known as the IFB.

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65: I’m Not Gay YOU’RE Gay! International Edition

There’s two more episodes during World Listeners Month. And we couldn’t bloody let you mates leave without a few rounds at some world wide assholes. Join us for one of our favorite series as we tackle homophobes all around the globe who ended up being a bunch of homos themselves. From the land down under, to the Colombian hills. Or a fishy Finn across the way to London’s Glory Hole Church it’s a wild ride. Have a few laughs and remember, no matter where ye go the bigot yelling the loudest has got a secret to hide for sure.

63: Hindu Queerness

Listen as Paul and Evan take you on a magical journey of Hindu queerness, in honor of our Hindu listeners. Which was pretty easy to do as Hinduism is quite full of gender variance and same sex love. From transgender war heroes to gay gods this episode is sure to intrigue. So hit play and learn how queerness and spirituality have always mixed.

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57: Love Wins

June 26th is a big day for queer rights in America. But it is most notorious for being the day that same-sex marriage was federally legalized. Join us as we journey through the early days of the fight for marriage equality. 

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50: Mike Pence, Villains of the LGBTQ

It’s hard to say if any other individual in America has had a greater platform to do more harm to the LGBTQ community than Vice President Mike Pence.

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43: Sodom and Gomorrah

SODOMY!! So much sodomy. Seriously, we finally cover the origin story of the word used by angry bigots all around the world. A fascinating tale of heroism, true love and romance- j/k this is a Bible story.

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