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Bonnie and Karen say hola to everyone.
Right off the bat, Bonnie accused Karen of making up the word “podcatchers”–which is a word! We’re now on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, PodBean, Castbox… And unbeknownst to them, they have a blog–which they’ll post to any day now.
Karen starts off with thanking the good people on Reddit. While not trying to solve the JonBenet Ramsey case, a lot of them are in communities our listeners might be interested in:
Bonnie rejects the nice things people are saying about the podcast on Reddit. Can’t have that devilish pride, ladies. Jesus takes all the glory.
Bonnie begs Karen to one day tell her “bra story.” It will happen. Oh, it will happen. But not today.
Bonnie’s “happy of the week” was discovering the song Ohio River by Love Jones.
FIRST FAKE COMMERCIAL: Since we have no sponsors yet, we’re gonna sponsor our own damn show and give a shout-out to Godless Mom.
Karen reads a hilarious letter from listener Andrew about a youth group bonfire. It’s lit.
Backmasking makes a comeback. You can listen to your favorite decree to hail Satan or do the marijuana here. (Queen, The Eagles, ELO, Jeff Lynn, Led Zeppelin)
Plus hear about Disney’s Night of Joy and all those bands we loved: Stryper, The Resurrection Band, Petra, Amy Grant.
Technology improvements are still in progress. Yeah. Yeah.
Bonnie and Karen read their first submitted story by a listener! The subject is how Christianity shames females into thinking all sexual “sins” are their fault, even when they didn’t participate!
They discuss how rapey ducks can be and how it’s always the female duck who is the “stumbling block” to the “thought life” of said dicks, we mean ducks.
Karen recounts having to forgive a fellow missionary when he confesses he thought about her while masterbating, and Bonnie asks the question we all want to know: Was Fonzie having sex with all those girls he brought to his apartment above the Cunningham’s garage on Happy Days?
Yeah, the audio sucks. We know. Think of this podcast as a Chia Pet, watch us grow and things take shape.
In this inaugural episode Karen informs Bonnie that people in their church were screwing in the closet in the foyer of their church during church services in the eighties. Bonnie sees that story and matches it by hinting the same thing was happening in their church’s outdoor baptismal when church wasn’t in session.
Growing up at the same Southern Baptist church in the 70s through 90s, Bonnie tells about their church schedule from early on Sundays to socializing on Saturday nights. There. All. The. Time. It was a time when you were just dropped off places and other adults might watch out for you, or not. Mostly we were all good, but Bonnie and Karen’s friends did sneak some of Bonnie’s mom’s vodka once.
Karen tells a bit about leaving religion. She was an overseas missionary in Thailand and got those “seeds of doubt” planted and then watered!
But a lot of Christians and former ones are now talking about how the purity culture messed them up. Guilt resides in the body, man.
So many people Bonnie and Karen grew up with got married early just to have sex. There was even TWO secret marriages at their Baptist university because they would rather lie to their parents than to have God upset they were sleeping together.
We’d love to read some of your funny stories on air. What most of us miss about not being in church is the loss of community.
Thanks for listening. Can’t wait to read your letters. Go to www.deconversiontherapypodcast.com and follow us on all them socials.