50 episodes

Yass, Jesus! explores what it means to be a Christ-loving member of the LGBTQIA+ community in these divided times. Actor Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking) and former televangelist Azariah Southworth host this funny, inclusive, sex-positive show designed to playfully mimic a traditional Christian Sunday church service. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yassjesus/support

Yass, Jesus‪!‬ Audity

    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

Yass, Jesus! explores what it means to be a Christ-loving member of the LGBTQIA+ community in these divided times. Actor Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking) and former televangelist Azariah Southworth host this funny, inclusive, sex-positive show designed to playfully mimic a traditional Christian Sunday church service. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yassjesus/support

    Episode 207: Finding Hope in a Hopeless Time

    Episode 207: Finding Hope in a Hopeless Time

    Hope is recognizing that sometimes there is more beyond what we can see. Join us as we discover how to find hope during hopeless moments.

    Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan.

    Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos.

    Get to know us better:

    Daniel Franzese

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    Azariah Southworth

    https://azariahspeaks.com/

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    Ross Murray

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    The Rev. A. Stephen Pieters, M.Div., M.A., D.Min. (Hon.)

    The Rev. Dr. A. Stephen Pieters received a Bachelor of Science in Speech at Northwestern University in 1974, a Master of Divinity Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1979, an honorary Doctor of Ministry Degree from Samaritan College in 1989, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2003.

    Rev. Pieters is one of the longest-surviving people with AIDS in the world, having first been diagnosed with GRID (what they were then calling AIDS) in April, 1982. He was told he had 8 months to live in April, 1984 when diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma and AIDS (again).

    His two cancers went into remission in 1985 while he was taking the first antiviral tried against HIV, a chemotherapy called suramin. By 1987, he recovered completely from the toxic side effects that ended the trial. That year, he was appointed Field Director of AIDS Ministry for the MCC denomination, and traveled to churches all over the world, where he shared his testimony of hope in the face of all the hopelessness of that time.

    Rev. Pieters has served on the boards of directors of local and national AIDS organizations and non-profits. He has been interviewed many times on television, including by Tammy Faye Bakker, and Jane Pauley, as well as in print media all over the world, and has received many awards for his AIDS ministry.

    Reverend Pieters is currently retired, and serves as Staff Clergy at Founders Metropolitan Community Church. He has been singing with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles since 1994.Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors:

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    • 24 min
    Episode 206: Jesus Didn't Stay A Baby

    Episode 206: Jesus Didn't Stay A Baby

    There’s plenty of detail surrounding Jesus’ birth in the bible, as well as his life as an adult - but what about all those years in between? There are no stories between Jesus being twelve and then showing up to start his ministry as a man, but we want the dish on all those angsty teenage years! We’re imagining what growing up would have been like for Jesus.

    Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan.

    Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos.

    Get to know us better:

    Daniel Franzese

    https://whatsupdanny.com/

    Twitter

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    Facebook

    Azariah Southworth

    https://azariahspeaks.com/

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Ross Murray

    The Naming Project

    GLAAD

    Twitter

    Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors:

    Imperfect Foods

    Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!

    Cann Social Tonic

    The future of social drinking is here!


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    • 30 min
    Episode 205: The Bible's Gay Soldier Boy

    Episode 205: The Bible's Gay Soldier Boy

    Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?! For this Baked Bible Story, we cover the tale of the Roman Centurion as told in Matthew and Luke.

    Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan.

    Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos.

    Get to know us better:

    Daniel Franzese

    https://whatsupdanny.com/

    Twitter

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    Azariah Southworth

    https://azariahspeaks.com/

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Ross Murray

    The Naming Project

    GLAAD

    Twitter

    Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors:

    Imperfect Foods

    Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!

    Cann Social Tonic

    The future of social drinking is here!


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    • 36 min
    Episode 204: Biblical Fashion

    Episode 204: Biblical Fashion

    It’s fashion week here at Yass, Jesus! That’s right, we are checking out the hottest lewks from the Old Testament and the New Testament.

    Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan.

    Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos.

    Get to know us better:

    Daniel Franzese

    https://whatsupdanny.com/

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Azariah Southworth

    https://azariahspeaks.com/

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Ross Murray

    The Naming Project

    GLAAD

    Twitter

    Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors:

    Imperfect Foods

    Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!

    Cann Social Tonic

    The future of social drinking is here!


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    • 31 min
    Episode 203: We Gotta Talk About Satan

    Episode 203: We Gotta Talk About Satan

    Did the Devil really make you do it? In the Bible Satan is a tempter or an accuser, but YOU have the power to control your life and your choices; the absolute most that Satan can do is whisper in your ear.

    Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan.

    Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos.

    Get to know us better:

    Daniel Franzese

    https://whatsupdanny.com/

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Azariah Southworth

    https://azariahspeaks.com/

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Ross Murray

    The Naming Project

    GLAAD

    Twitter

    Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors:

    Imperfect Foods

    Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!

    Cann Social Tonic

    The future of social drinking is here!


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    • 30 min
    Episode 202: Queers Can Prevent Cringy Ministry!

    Episode 202: Queers Can Prevent Cringy Ministry!

    “Is your church into PNP?” Probably not, but sometimes people with the best intentions don’t understand the message they may be sending. On this episode we talk about messages that could have benefited from a queer ear before being broadcast.

    Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan.

    Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos.

    Get to know us better:

    Daniel Franzese

    https://whatsupdanny.com/

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Azariah Southworth

    https://azariahspeaks.com/

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Ross Murray

    The Naming Project

    GLAAD

    Twitter

    Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors:

    Imperfect Foods

    Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!

    Cann Social Tonic

    The future of social drinking is here!


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

tttonymichael ,

Very much needed

Entertaining with an important message for queer Christians. Not religious at all but glad Danny and Azariah are fighting for their community. Everyone deserves to be loved 🙏🏽

Yuhi Hikari ,

Love This Podcast

I first started listening back in April and absolutely love this podcast! Danny and Azariah are so entertaining and hilarious, and they actual dig deep into issues around Christianity and queerness. Really helps me feel like at home while listening because I resonate so much with what they say and with what they’re guests talk about. I’ve already recommended it to everyone I know! 👏👏👏👏👏

Eric Vincent GG ,

Visibility the Religious LGBTQ+ Community Needs

It's refreshing to learn about religion through from LGBTQ+ perspective - great, thought-provoking episodes week after week. Highly recommend this to anyone looking to hear a different perspective on old, familiar stories. For so long LGBTQ+ people have been told we don't belong, but that hasn't always been the attitude towards same-sex attraction/love. It's about time we learn the truth about LGBTQ people throughout history 🏳️‍🌈♥️ #visibilitymatters

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