Crystal Cheatham

Lord Have Mercy

Episode 8: Inaugural Woes with Amanda Lynn Holmes

Crystal Cheatham interviews Amanda Lynn Holmes on how queer Christians can take their activism to local and state levels by challenging their government leaders. Then Rev. Sex shares about the role Christian supremacy has had in creating Trump.

Amanda Lynn Holmes is by day a marketing assistant for a non-profit and in her free time is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community, especially its reconciliation with the Church.  She has worked on several marriage equality and Democratic campaigns as a field organizer and actively volunteers with Equality Virginia.  Additionally, she most recently organized the LGBTQ Voices of Faith series at her local congregation, Mount Olivet UMC in Arlington.  Amanda wants everyone to know that they, too, can make a difference by sharing their stories and she would love to talk with you about it!

Episode 7: Alison Brook On Purity Culture

Alison Brook is a singer songwriter and the guest of this episode. Crystal and Alison are long time friends and could not have had more opposite experiences around sex, virginity and body shaming. Alison is up close and personal about her journey and ends the episode with an offering of her music. Later Rev. Sex discusses another side of purity culture--shacking up. Find out more about Alison Brook at

Lord Have Mercy: Deborah Jian Lee

Crystal Cheatham interviews Deborah Jian Lee, award-winning journalist, radio producer and author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism. Deborah opens up about her spiritual journey and her current project One Book, One Church. Crystal gets to discuss sex and sin with Rev Sex aka Alba. 

Lord Have Mercy: Peterson Toscano (Part 1)

Peterson Toscano is hilarious and poignant and our in-the-meantime-guest as Alba and Crystal craft an entire season of podcasts that don't skimp on the awkward, tense and cringe worthy truths about God, Sex and the Bible. Peterson is one of Crystal's favorite performers and a true trailblazer who has been handling top tier discussions on sex and the bible long before this podcast.  Find out more about Peterson's work on his website, his youtube channel, and HuffPo. You can also follow him on Twitter @P2Son.

Lord Have Mercy: Yeah... Paul Is An Asshole

Dig deep into the discussions about God the Bible and Sex with co-hosts Crystal Cheatham and Sexologist Reverend Alba Onofrio. Join in on the upbeat banter that is both hilariously irreverent and appropriately pensive as they hit key topics so on-the-nose you will squeal and clap with excitement. 'Cuz let's be honest, people never say these things! As sexual as we all are, we still want to know how the Bible applies to our personal identities. Oh, and it's queer. Ok bye!