95 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

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 103 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

    Romans 1

    Romans 1

    Romans 1 has long been used as a weapon against the LGBTQIA+ community, so we’re giving it the Yass, Jesus! treatment! Let’s just start here: Paul was a manipulative little b*tch (go listen to our episode “Paul Got a Little Thorny”) and his letter to the Romans is peppered with talk about “natural” and “unnatural” sexual acts. WELL. Anyone who’s a little kinky knows it’s ALL natural, baby! You be you, and don’t let some H.A.M. tell you otherwise. This is another episode inspired by our listeners! If you have an episode idea or request, send it our way.

    Today’s prayer is from Anthony Venn-Brown OAM, Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI). ABBI is committed to ending the unnecessary suffering caused by ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity. Their  mission is to create understanding, acceptance and a better world for LGBTIQ people  by empowering community members, providing education and resources, building bridges with Christian leaders, organizations and churches, and utilizing media/social networking opportunities.

    www.abbi.org.au - Facebook - Twitter @gayambassador - YouTube Channel

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

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    Ross Murray

    The Naming Project

    GLAAD

    Twitter


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    • 31 min
    Hot for Gospel Bill

    Hot for Gospel Bill

    You know how some things forever imprint themselves on your memory and no matter how long ago they came out you always feel warm/fuzzy or just a little tingly when you think of them? (HELLOOO Goblin King). Today we talk about Christian media that leaves us with that nostalgic feeling – or still just makes us giggle. Whose gospel are you still hot for?

    Show your support for our listener Esther who submitted this week’s prayer request! Find her blog here (or at http://estherloewen.com/life-update-public).

    Today’s show closes with music from Danah-Leeand her song Where Is the Love? from her forthcoming album Made In the Image. Danah-Lee is a Canadian, Queer Christian musician, producer, singer-songwriter, award-winning music educator, entrepreneur, and author. As an artist, Danah has released 3 solo albums and 2 collaboration albums, toured extensively throughout North America, and has made several appearances at esteemed Ontario musical festivals. She was recently nominated for Ottawa's Capital Music Awards "Impact Award" and Louder Than The Music's "Christian Album of the Year". Outside of her strong faith in Christ as a Queer, and out of her music profession, Danah owns and operates a safe and inclusive, non-traditional music school – teaching over 2500 lessons a year.

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


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    • 42 min
    Dr. Obery Hendricks on Christians Against Christianity

    Dr. Obery Hendricks on Christians Against Christianity

    We speak with Dr. Obery Hendricks, a Biblical scholar at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary. His new book Christians Against Christianity discusses the moral roots of the Bible to illustrate the hypocrisy of evangelical right-wing rhetoric, including a chapter on the religious Right’s condemnation of homosexuality and how it runs antithetical to the foundational teachings of Christ.

    A former Wall Street investment executive and college president, Dr. Hendricks is currently a Visiting Scholar in Religion and African Studies at Columbia University and Emeritus Professor of Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary. An Ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hendricks holds the Master of Divinity with academic honors from Princeton Theological Seminary, and both the M.A. and Ph.D. in Religions of Late Antiquity from Princeton University.

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


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    • 46 min
    Coming Together for NYE

    Coming Together for NYE

    POP THA CORK IT’S NEW YEAR’S EVE! We talk about where the concept of masturbation as a sin came from and release the notion that loving yourself is a bad thing. Let the fireworks explode and celebrate the body God gave you because you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

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


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    • 31 min
    The Queer Christmas Nativity

    The Queer Christmas Nativity

    It’s hard to top (or bottom) last year’s Queerest Christmas Pageant Ever without the help of some incredibly talented friends. This Christmas, we’ve rounded up an all-star cast to help us depict one of our favorite Christmas scenes: the very queer nativity. Merry Christmas, y’all!

    Mary - Grace Baldridge (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter | www.semlermusic.com)

    Joseph - Kevin Miguel Garcia (SOCIAL MEDIA : Twitter| Instagram | www.thekevingarcia.com)

    Ox & Ass - Zakar Twins (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter)

    Shepherds - Walsh University Students (Audio by Mel Kline)

    Wise Men - Boys Bible Study hosts (SOCIAL MEDIA : Twitter | https://boysbiblestudy.libsyn.com/)

    Angel - Malynda Hale (SOCIAL MEDIA : Twitter| Instagram | www.malyndahale.com)

    Star - Arisce Wanzer (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter)

    The Little Baby Jesus - Jonathan Bennett (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter)

    Outro music: Silent Night (River of Stars) by Susan Muranty (SOCIAL MEDIA : YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | www.susanmuranty.com)

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

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


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    • 42 min
    Queer Covid Stories with Robert Blackmon

    Queer Covid Stories with Robert Blackmon

    We’re joined by Robert Blackmon to talk about pandemic passion projects and his new book COURAGE BEHIND THE MASK. Just like we started Yass, Jesus! to find joy and community during quarantine, Robert started creating hilarious TikToks relating to lockdown and his own experience of the pandemic through his mother’s fight against Covid.

    Robert Blackmon is a Multi-Faceted Creator, Author, Lifestyle Specialist, Fashion Designer, Producer, Branding Coach, GIF/TikTok Personality & Originator; or as he puts it, "The Black, Gay, Martha Stewart. I do some of everything". ​

    For more than two decades Robert has shared his advice with celebrities and clients around the globe. His brand, RobertEBlackmon.com®, began with a wedding planning advice book and has since expanded into an entire lifestyle brand that covers: food/home entertaining, fashion, fitness, DIY/décor, and how-to's for living your best life "Exactly Where You Are".

    Find Robert on:

    Giphy | TikTok

    Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

    www.roberteblackmon.com

    Check out his book “COURAGE BEHIND THE MASK”:

    Available on Amazon or Robert’s Website

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


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yassjesus/support

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

jonathan podcast listener ,

My new Obsession

Just found this pod through a friend and now completely obsessed. Such an entertaining and refreshing dialogue that keeps me binging ep after ep. A MUST listen, especially those looking how to reconcile faith and feeling.

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Funny and healing

Makes me laugh and chips away at that religious trauma with each episode

A POLAR BEAR DOING YOGA ,

Recommend!

I listen to this when I cook. And this podcast just cracks me up!

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