Yass, Jesus!

Yass, Jesus!

Yass, Jesus! is a faith and sexuality affirming comedy podcast that believes you don't have to pick between gay and God. Each week, Actor and comedian Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking) and his former televangelist bestie, Azariah Southworth (The Remix on TBN) meet to Yassify your faith. New episodes every Sunday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yassjesus/support

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June 26, 2022 48 min

Dear Mama Bears and Zaddies,

We’re so excited for summer church camp with the Freakin’ Deacon and The Naming Project!  We promise to make you a rainbow lanyard while we’re away.  So you don’t miss us too much, we’re leaving you with some of our favorite episodes from Yass, Jesus! We’ll see you again in the fall with new Baked Bible Stories, more superstar guests, and new segments.

Love, Danny & Azariah...

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Dear Mama Bears and Zaddies,

We’re so excited for summer church camp with the Freakin’ Deacon and The Naming Project!  We promise to make you a rainbow lanyard while we’re away.  So you don’t miss us too much, we’re leaving you with some of our favorite episodes from Yass, Jesus! We’ll see you again in the fall with new Baked Bible Stories, more superstar guests, and new segments.

Love, Danny & Azariah...

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June 12, 2022 24 min

Is your ass a symbol of peace, industry, and wealth? Gurl, believe it! The Bible has over 90 stories about asses – one of our favorite things!

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.

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This Pride month we’re taking a proud and faithful look at the Rainbow Flag with the devotional Colors of Hope from Chalice Press! Using Gilbert Baker’s original flag and its eight colors and themes—sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, art and magic, harmony and serenity, and spirit—readers are invited to reflect, engage, and apply discoveries through invocation, introduction, weekly reading, daily reflections, and benedicti...

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May 29, 2022 59 min

Pastor Jane Voigts joins us to talk about the Brand of Jesus and to walk us through her kitschy collection of memorabilia.

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.

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May 22, 2022 37 min

Challenging beliefs can feel intimidating or downright impossible, but sometimes simply living your truth can be enough to change hearts and minds. You are a living testimony to God's fabulousness!

Is your Bible too "woke"? Read The Advocate article referenced in this episode here.

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May 15, 2022 42 min

No, we're not talking about Christmas (although our Christmas episodes ARE epic).  Today Reverend Mark Fowler, CEO of Tanenbaum, joins us to speak about the organization’s goal of combating religious prejudice by promoting inclusivity and understanding. Tanenbaum seeks to build a safer, more inclusive world for people of all religions by combating prejudice in all forms.

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Drag superstar Dusty Ray Bottoms talks about their new film "Conversion" and how they healed their own trauma experienced at the hands of that old bitch Conversion Therapy.

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.

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May 1, 2022 42 min

What do the tales of King David and Jesus have in common? Bodily functions and grabbing clothes, oddly enough. Join us as we spark up this touching installment of Baked Bible Stories.

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.

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What happens at Walsh doesn’t stay at Walsh; it’s happening everywhere. Erin Green, campus and alumni organizer for the Religious Exemption Accountability Project, joins us to discuss what REAPis doing to combat discrimination against LGBTQIA+ students at colleges across the country. Find out more here.

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April 17, 2022 29 min

We love Easter about as much as we love good drama. So what better way to celebrate the second anniversary of Yass, Jesus than with a Baked Bible Story about the chaotic mess caused by the resurrection?

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.

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April 10, 2022 41 min

Here at Yass, Jesus! we believe that God loves a good banger, even if it isn't a Christian headbanger. Today we’re talking about secular songs, old and new, that bring us closer to and keep us connected with God.

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.

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April 3, 2022 28 min

Do you want to be an LGBTQIA+ ally and you just don’t know how? Today we discuss the importance of straight allies, especially when discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community is still so common.

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.

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March 26, 2022 32 min

Introducing our newest Queer Saint, the original hippie preacher himself Saint Lonnie Frisbee. Shunned by his fellow ministers for being gay, this artist, missionary and evangelist transformed the Jesus Movement through his charismatic approach to spreading the gospel.

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We’ve talked about the importance of Chosen Family (especially when we aren’t accepted by our biological families), but how do you find a family that loves you and your truth? This episode is inspired by a listener who wrote in asking for tangible ways to find a loving community.

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What’s it like for queer people in other faiths? Actor, writer, transgender media consultant, and Jewish advocate Dana Aliya Levinson talks today about how the LGBTQIA+ community is received in the Jewish community.

Check out Footstepsorgreferenced in this episode!

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March 6, 2022 34 min

This Baked Bible Story is less about sleeping with the lions (we prefer bears) and more about corrupt politics written to disenfranchise and persecute. Sadly, the theme of laws targeting people for being their true selves is still happening. Join us while we bible wonder and admire coming out of the lion’s den intact and with dignity.

If you want to check out the best worst movie idea ever, we reference ROAR in today’s show.

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February 27, 2022 24 min

Prayer is intimate, personal, and often public. The Bible tells us to pray ceaselessly, which can feel a little overwhelming! There are small ways to incorporate prayer into daily life to keep your conversation with God going strong.

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February 20, 2022 25 min

Since her death in January 2022, the tributes have been pouring in for Betty White. Here at Yass, Jesus! we believe Betty – racial justice advocate, faithful Christian, LGBTQIA+ ally, and badass bitch – deserves the true title of Queer Saint Betty White.

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If y’all follow the TOK, you probably saw the amazing share by Matthew Scott Montgomery about his experience with conversion therapy. Yes, it’s still a thing.

*Catch Part 1 on this topic from last week’s episode.

For those needing hope after a heavy topic, go back and listen to our episode with Mr. Domestic about his quilt celebrating the states that have banned conversion therapy!

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