1689: The Tyranny of Mormon Patriarchal Blessings – Amanda & Shaye Scott Pt. 1


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Content Warning: Gender Dysphoria & Suicidal Ideation

Amanda and Shaye already have a following on their YouTube Channel “Great Scotts” but their video “Why we left the Mormon Church – coming out story” made an even bigger splash. Join us as we hear their stories growing up in Mormon families, their early testimonies and experiences with the Church, Shaye’s gender dysphoria and thoughts of suicide, how they met, Shaye serving a mission, and their subsequent marriage after returning.

YouTube Channel: Great Scotts

1690: Gender Dysphoria & Mormonism – Amanda & Shaye Scott Pt. 2


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Content Warning: Gender Dysphoria & Suicide Ideation
For Part 2 we come back to Shaye and Amanda’s story after Shaye returns home from his mission. We learn how Shaye got involved in film with Mormon music group “The Piano Guys,” their early issues with infertility, Amanda’s schooling and career and the class (and book) that started her slowly on the path to finding out the real history of her belief system.

We also take a deep dive into Shaye’s growing dysphoria into their marriage how that developed into severe internalized transphobia, which extended to the whole LGBTQ community as a whole as even allyship felt too “close” and “dangerous” to the secret he was trying to keep buried.

YouTube Channel: Great Scotts


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6 Comments

  1. Timmy Tim November 15, 2022 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    audio for pt2?

    • Maven November 15, 2022 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      Right behind you Timmy Tim!

  2. Ann H. November 16, 2022 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Love this couple. Wonderful guests. Models of courage and compassion.

    • Ember Tonge November 17, 2022 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      My blessing basically said I’ll neve4 be good enough. I’ve read it 3x in 30 years

  3. Taylor November 28, 2022 at 9:58 am - Reply

    A lot of good is trying to be done with these podcasts, and that should be noted. Unfortunately the layers of hypocrisy within them are thick. Just a couple minutes in they want to make sure the correct pronouns of the guests are being used. That’s a good thing. Yet, we are multiple years in and Dehlin won’t stop using the nickname “Mormon” after the leader of the church has publicly asked that the church be called by its proper full name.
    You can’t have it both ways without the hypocrisy being noted.

    • Maven November 28, 2022 at 11:45 am - Reply

      I think the only hypocrisy that’s highlighted is the Church’s for demanding respect for their “proper” name when their absolutely REFUSAL to do that for others represents the barest minimum of the harm they’ve caused that community, including destroyed families and deaths. Made even more hypocritical by the fact that the nickname they abhor on Nelson’s behalf is one that was actively taken on and celebrated in the billion-dollar “I’m a Mormon” campaign under Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson.

      It’s an insult to the intelligence to now believe that every member who participated in that campaign, along with the Church’s “Prophets, Seers, and Revelators” at the time where under the influence of Satan, really offending Jesus the whole time so much that he didn’t reveal the current new logo back then.

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