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by achilles
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Conversion Therapy Article
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Conversion Therapy Article

Hi guys. A few weeks ago I was wondering whether I ought to do this interview with my college newspaper about my experiences with reparative therapy. I decided to do it, and had a wonderful conversation with the author of the article. She did a great job at expressing my thoughts and feelings about ...
by achilles
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males
Replies: 1
Views: 75

TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males

I thought I'd share this talk. It confirms my suspicions that among chimpanzees (and probably humans, too) a bully does not an alpha make.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPsSKKL8N0s
by achilles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Do This Interview?
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Should I Do This Interview?

I appreciate everybody's thoughts on this. I decided to do the interview. I talked with the editor for about an hour. It was an excellent conversation. I described my own experience with conversion therapy, why I felt like I had to do it, and where I am now with it. At the end, I decided to have her...
by achilles
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 90# Pork Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: 90# Pork Butt

Hell, I might fly down to Phoenix to see this...
by achilles
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Do This Interview?
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Should I Do This Interview?

I'm a non-traditional student at an area university in Utah. I ended up talking to a reporter for the college newspaper about my experiences with fifteen years of "conversion therapy", because she was researching a story regarding a bill to ended conversion therapy for minors in Utah (a bill which f...
by achilles
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter is Coming in April
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Winter is Coming in April

I used to pirate the show back in the days of low speed internet. It would take FOREVER to load. And then what if it froze on one of the naked boobies scenes?! :shock: I couldn't get my then-TBMish hubby to watch it with me in the beginning because it was too vulgar. How the world has changed in ju...
by achilles
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter is Coming in April
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Winter is Coming in April

I've never seen Game of Thrones. I tried to read the first book years ago, and couldn't get past the first hundred pages.

Now Wheel of Time? That's a series I'd root for.
by achilles
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Let's hear it - What is *your* belief as to what the temple was created for...
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Let's hear it - What is *your* belief as to what the temple was created for...

I agree with many others that it was a way to get certain folks to vow silence on the polygamy thing. And to make some people feel extra special.
by achilles
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: St. Peter/Pearly Gates Jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: St. Peter/Pearly Gates Jokes

Three men die and go to the gates of heaven, waiting in line to talk with St. Peter. St. Pete says to the first "So you want into heaven, now? I don't think so. You loved booze so much that you married a woman named 'Brandy'" The next man steps up and says "I'd like to go into heaven now." St. Peter...
by achilles
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: St. Peter/Pearly Gates Jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: St. Peter/Pearly Gates Jokes

I remember the "coffee break's over" joke from childhood. But in my version, the three rooms were thumbtacks, hot burners, and manure. And they were up to their necks in it...
by achilles
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Corbridge Manuever--New RFM Podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: The Corbridge Manuever--New RFM Podcast

This is an amazing podcast...I highly recommend listening!
by achilles
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: St. Peter/Pearly Gates Jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 159

St. Peter/Pearly Gates Jokes

Maybe we can start a thread. A Lawyer dies and goes to heaven. He knocks on the old pearly gates and out walks St. Peter. "Hello mate" says St. Peter, "I'm sorry, no Lawyers in heaven." "What?" exclaims the man, astonished. "You heard, no Lawyers." "But, but, but, I've been a good man", replies the ...
by achilles
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Going Mainstream
Replies: 28
Views: 933

Re: Church Going Mainstream

Her question to me is, Can you just be patient and wait for this stuff to happen? If not RMN then when some later prophet makes enough changes could the church become good enough to not resign? She believes the culture will change and become more mainstream and more accepting of LGBT, those who don...
by achilles
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Country based lds.org sites gone
Replies: 17
Views: 492

Re: Country based lds.org sites gone

Just received this email from the Church: Dear Brothers and Sisters: The name of the Church was given by the Lord Himself when He instructed: "For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Doctrine and Covenants 115:4). To be true to that...
by achilles
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 34
Views: 790

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

Oh, I totally forgot about Mega Piranha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjcHHVTlWM
by achilles
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 34
Views: 790

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

crazyhamster wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:59 pm
I now desperately want to see both of those movies.
Avalanche Sharks was just hokey. But there were actually some freaky moments in Big Ass Spider. Arachnophobia is deeply ingrained in the primate amygdala, after all.
by achilles
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Omegaverse?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: The Omegaverse?

I agree. In the stories there seemed to be a clear message that Alphas and Omegas were superior somehow. Romance novels are basically fantasy fulfillment, so I'm sure the Omegaverse serves to fulfill somebody's deepest desires. I've noticed that most of these Alpha/Omega novels are written by women,...
by achilles
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 34
Views: 790

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

Krull ? How dare you! I love that movie! (especially with James Horner's awesome soundtrack) Mazes and Monsters is actually based on a true story of a kid that gets caught up in Dungeons and Dragons. It was during that whole moral panic about D&D and how it would turn your kids into satan worshippe...
by achilles
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Omegaverse?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

The Omegaverse?

So I've been listening to gay romance audiobooks lately. (What a way to start a conversation!) It's helping me to fill a void in my life while I figure out how to get out there and meet a special someone. Very hard to do when you're gay, on top of all of the other challenges of dating in middle age....
by achilles
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Does truth really matter?
Replies: 63
Views: 1451

Re: Does truth really matter?

Let's pretend he is in charge now, when the church is hemorrhaging members. And let's also pretend that he could get away with it. Would his truth lead him to save the church by eliminating the threats? And in a twisted way this is kind of how the church operates. They don't physically kill people,...