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Karen

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    www.deconversiontherapy.com

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    Female
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    Franklin, TN
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    deconversion humor
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    Former academic, now a freelance writer.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
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  1. We run a comedy podcast about religion. We're both ex-evangelicals, and I was a missionary. Deconversion Therapy is us having fun with the conmen, cults, and charlatans. We also do short episodes where we read listeners' funny stories about growing up (or currently being) in church/synagogue/etc. Submit your own to our WEBSITE. You can listen to our latest Lettersode to get an idea of what we do. Hope to hear from some ex friends! iTunes Spotify Stitcher
  2. We had no idea the joy of reading listener letters would bring to us. It's entertaining, but it's also forming an online community. You can send yours in at our WEBSITE. And you can listen to our latest episode where we read some--at a link below or on out website. Spotify iTunes Stitcher
  3. We've been wanting to cover this organization since we first started the podcast. Bat-breaking, fry-pan bending, and a few scandals. Fun! https://deconversiontherapypodcast.com/2019/07/31/25-its-a-team-with-power/
  4. Well, this one was a doozy. So many people taken for a ride. Sad all the way around. Oh, but we have fun! As always, rates and reviews are appreciated. You can scroll down to the bottom to find more links of where to listen. Thanks! https://deconversiontherapypodcast.com/2019/07/24/24-faith-healers-benny-hinn-and-katherine-kuhlman/
  5. New Episode! https://deconversiontherapypodcast.com/2019/07/17/23-the-cult-that-poisoned-an-oregon-town/ Bonnie and Karen talk about the sex cult called the Rajneesh this week. If you haven’t watched the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, Bonnie goes over it while trying to capture the insanity. Bagwan Shree Rajneesh, the guru, gathers up well-educated Western followers in Pune, India. Bagwan Shree Rajneesh They then all move, with his Rolls Royces, to Antelope, Oregon. That’s when they take over the small town and things go to hell. This story has orgies, robes, beavers in blenders and on women, bombs, poison, salad bars. It seems like a fictitious story, but it’s very real. Karen tells her own story of being a missionary in India and visiting the Rajneesh ashram with hopes that her presence and under-her-breath prayers will slay the devil and they’ll all repent.
  6. We HAD to do it. These guys are, sadly, still going strong. Their ridiculousness reaches no bounds. I hope you'll listen and go to our website for a few pics. It's so much fun to reveal hypocricy! https://deconversiontherapypodcast.com/2019/07/03/21-first-annual-kook-off-jim-bakker-vs-pat-robertson/
  7. This week on Deconversion Therapy: This story is unraveling and is insane. We give a measly summary on this episode, but the sources are in our notes. Basically, Jerry Falwell Jr. gave 1.8MIL to a gay pool boy to open a party hostel in Miami Beach. Cameos by Michael Cohen and Tom Arnold. Oh, and this could be what swayed the election. iTunes Spotify iHeartRadio Podbean Stitcher
  8. On our podcast, Deconversion Therapy, we just did an episode about the hate preachers who are calling for the government to kill LGBT people. Doing the research was sickening. One of the preachers is also a police detective in the county where my daughter (a bisexual) attends college. We're a comedy podcast, so we make fun of them, but we also see how dangerous these people are. The police guy might have now been fired, but all it takes is one person in the congregation to read into what these men are preaching. Here are my notes on our episode that includes articles and names names for those who want to keep an eye on these people.
  9. This week on Deconversion Therapy: A Humorous Podcast about Religion, Karen and Bonnie poke at Franklin Graham, one of the most misrable-seeming men to be filled with the joy of salvation. IT WAS A BLAST! Graham tweeted a happy birthday to Melania Trump, calling her the classiest first lady AMERICA HAS EVER HAD. Eat it, Mary Washington and Jackie Kennedy! Twitter did their thing and went after him. We’re sure he has to ask for repentance after seeing all the photos people responded with. Bonnie can’t help thinking of Franklin, the puppet from Arrested Development. Our intro and outro music is an homage to that show. We go over how Franklin Graham got kicked out of school for keeping a coed out past curfew, a story Bonnie doesn’t totally believe. And, how the loving man of God publicly called for Pete Buttigieg to repent of his gayness. Karen tells of staying at a beautiful castle in Colorado she didn’t know was the headquarters of the conservative college student group The Navigators. They also use it as a hotel. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Karen died. Her funeral is Saturday. Send us your funny letters HERE! We still pander for Facebook likes, Ratings, and Reviewers (click over there to the right to be taken to iTunes). It’s the best place to leave reviews, but we’ll take them on any platform! iTunes Spotify Stitcher Bye now!
  10. This week, Bonnie and Karen discuss their time in Baptist day school. They read a listener’s letter about bringing her boyfriend to church and the Sunday School teachers deciding to divide the boys and girls up so they could talk about sex. And what would Christian school be without unruly boys who dive in dumpsters and pull out nudey magazines? We still pander for Facebook likes, Ratings, and Reviewers (click over there to the right to be taken to iTunes). iTunes Spotify Stitcher Website
  11. Our new episode is up. I tell about when God sent me strippers to show his humor. We discuss how every.thing! is a sign from God when you're a Christian. You can listen on our website, if you don't listen to podcasts regularly. Or listen on your favorite podcast app. Here's some: Stitcher iTunes Spotify Himalaya Thanks, everyone for your support so far!
  12. I just recounted this on our podcast, but I wanted to tell it here. My college roommate and I had just left a women-only Bible study and were walking back to our dorm. All the girls at the Bible study were talking about how they want to get closer to God...so they will be ready to meet their future husbands. In evangelical terms, the saying about you have to work on yourself before you are ready for a relationship is painted over with cherry-picked Bible lingo. I actually was upset on my walk back to the dorm. I was getting fed up with everything having to do with guys, so I turned to my roommate and said, "That's it. I'm avoiding guys. We should want to get closer to God for the fact that he's God, not because we want a husband. None for me. Just me and God." On the quiet road to the dorm, a large bus pulls up. A long-haired guy in short shorts jumps out (this is the 80s which might put the outfit and why we walked alone at night in perspective [we were all idiots]. He asks us where Juno Beach is and says they needed to be there in 5 minutes. "Well, you passed it by about an hour." He asked if I could give directions to the bus driver, so we hopped up the stairs and were in the midst of 25 oiled down guys. "We're the Chippendales." They were great and funny and in the end, I had to pull my roommate out of the bus because she was having the time of her little Baptist life. When they pulled off, we looked at each other, laughed, and talked to God about what a great sense of humor he has! Yes, we believed God caused the Chippendales to be late, or even miss, their show, drive by little ol' me so that God could show his humor about me swearing off guys. Not a question in our minds. Oh, that divine prankster!
  13. Will you be on the toilet when the rapture comes? Bonnie and I fumble through some rapture theories, reminisce about the times we thought we’d been left behind, and, well, that brings up the book series Left Behind—which spawned D movies starring Kirk Cameron and Nicholas Cage. Plus a gross letter about feet from a listener.You can listen here. I'd love to hear anyone else's funny rapture or foot washing stories.
  14. We have a new episode up. If you watched Netflix's Abducted in Plain Sight, or even if you didn't, we talk about it on this week's episode, along with John Mulaney's SNL monologue about his Catholic upbringing, plastic flowers and hundreds of people receiving postcards from Christian strangers in the Nashville area.
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