Catching Up With Meemo – Episode 73

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In 2012, our good friend Meemo wrote a blog post for us. It told the story of growing up in Rich’s Pentecostal church and the hardship it is to suppress who you are in order to conform to an outward fundamentalist ideal.

We sat down together for a conversation to catch up with Meemo to see where her journey through life has brought her now.

LAFing on KUOW Seattle

When Rich Lyons first moved to Seattle, he didn’t talk much about his past. People who know him now have a hard time believing that for over 20 years, Rich was a preacher at a conservative Pentecostal church in East Texas. But after Rich started to object to what he saw as hatred and intolerance, he began preaching acceptance, and the church officials pushed back. He lost his job and his marriage, spiraling into a suicidal depression. Rich explains how he came out of his depression, became an outspoken atheist and found a new community in Seattle. Rich Lyons talks with KUOW’s Jeremy Richards.

http://kuow.org/program.php?id=22288

Too Fucked up to Fuck – Episode 4

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Christianity left Rich Too Fucked up to Fuck. The story of how a man experienced sexual abuse, and with the loving help of another, recovered.

If you have sexual issues stemming from religion, this is NOT an episode to miss.

Mentioned in this episode:
Dan Savage: http://www.thestranger.com/savage
and his podcast: http://podcasts.thestranger.com/savagelove/

Living After Faith Podcast – Episode 2

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People have asked how I went from UPCI pastor, ultra-right-wing Bible-thumping young-earth christian to atheist. This episode answers that question.

WARNING: If you still consider yourself one of the faithful, this would be the one to skip, because it will ask questions that may cause your house of cards to crumble.