2 hr

E169: The Missionary Man (But Not in That Position With Another Man)‪?‬ Grade A Nation

    • Visual Arts

During this sometimes combustible chat on Grade A Nation, Chris Thomas chats with Matthew Karchner, a man who founded the non-profit ministry known as Castaway Ministries. Matthew operates the ministry out of Cambodia. Raised in the United States, Matthew has struggled for many years with his sexual identity, and also experienced drug dependency for many years. He now identifies as "ex-gay" and works with the youth in Cambodia discussing what he views as the risks tied to LGBTQ life and the value of the Bible. Whether or not you initially agree with Matthew's work or his point of view, listen to the episode with an open mind and come to your own conclusions.

During the interview Matthew discusses:

-growing up in a religious family

-his perspective on gender roles

-initial relationships with other men

-being dishonest at work while masking drug addictions

-why he feels his work is of value and has a purpose

-falling romantically for a woman and marrying her

-marital and community strife while in Cambodia

By the way, the number "69" being featured in the number of the episode is purely coincidental!

During this sometimes combustible chat on Grade A Nation, Chris Thomas chats with Matthew Karchner, a man who founded the non-profit ministry known as Castaway Ministries. Matthew operates the ministry out of Cambodia. Raised in the United States, Matthew has struggled for many years with his sexual identity, and also experienced drug dependency for many years. He now identifies as "ex-gay" and works with the youth in Cambodia discussing what he views as the risks tied to LGBTQ life and the value of the Bible. Whether or not you initially agree with Matthew's work or his point of view, listen to the episode with an open mind and come to your own conclusions.

During the interview Matthew discusses:

-growing up in a religious family

-his perspective on gender roles

-initial relationships with other men

-being dishonest at work while masking drug addictions

-why he feels his work is of value and has a purpose

-falling romantically for a woman and marrying her

-marital and community strife while in Cambodia

By the way, the number "69" being featured in the number of the episode is purely coincidental!

2 hr