Throw Away the Used Communion Wafer

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Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— The new Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the one right-wing group that opposed him (temporarily), and his claim that church/state separation is “based on bad history.” (0:30)

— This is why it’s a problem believing communion wafers are the literal body of Christ. (20:14)

— Apparently you’re not a real man unless you have a first-born son. (25:29)

— Kentucky can’t decide if religious license plates should be allowed because atheists would get to have them. (27:44)

Donald Trump‘s spiritual adviser Pastor Paula White says (wrongly) Jesus never broke the law. (33:00)

— A judge ruled against the least offensive atheist bus ad ever. (38:09)

— What did you do, Papa John? (43:47)

— The studio behind God’s Not Dead wants to make a movie about the Thai kids trapped in a cave. (46:53)

— The Center For Inquiry is suing CVS for selling homeopathic medicine in misleading ways. (52:40)

— Australia is punishing parents who don’t vaccinate their kids. Good. (57:52)

— The UK government is planning on banning gay conversion therapy. (1:01:10)

— A 12-year-old girl is working to bring a Pride parade to Buffalo Grove, Illinois. (1:04:20)

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The Faith of the Next SCOTUS Pick

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Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— Is Ark Encounter lying about attendance again? (0:39)

— A Republican congressional candidate thinks women are best described as “helpers.” (15:52)

— What does Scott Pruitt‘s resignation letter say about God? (26:22)

— The man who destroyed the Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas doesn’t regret it. (30:40)

— In Virginia, a new city council was sworn in… and they got rid of prayer. (36:21)

— A priest conducting a funeral went crazy after someone bumped into a chalice. (39:30)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a potential Supreme Court pick, has a church/state separation problem. (43:58)

— Southern Baptist donors are furious that a seminary fired Paige Patterson, a man who downplayed or ignored sexual abuse. (58:22)

— This church protested Donald Trump‘s immigration policy by locking the Holy Family up in a cage. (1:02:37)

— There’s a cultural vacuum in Trump’s White House. (1:04:37)

— The issue of government-led prayer is in chaos because of the Supreme Court. (1:10:26)

— Don’t get suckered in by Christians saying “I’m sorry” at a Pride parade. (1:21:30)

— The new season of the StartUp podcast is looking at a church plant. (1:31:08)

— We’ve got listener mail! (1:33:10)

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Anthony Kennedy’s Church-State Legacy

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! It’s on sale during Pride month, too! Go pick up a copy!

Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— What does Anthony Kennedy‘s retirement mean for church/state separation? (1:05)

— The Supreme Court banning abortion will backfire on evangelicals. (18:25)

— A Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for a woman who miscarried. (32:00)

— Your thoughts and prayers alone won’t help the victims in Annapolis, Maryland. (37:50)

— The American Family Association thinks a man spying on women in a Target dressing room is a good reason Target should ban trans people from using the right bathroom. (43:50)

Joel Davis, a man who fought to stop sexual violence, has been charged with committing sexual exploitation against children. (51:50)

— El Al, Israeli’s national airline, vows to kick off ultra-Orthodox Jews who refuse to sit in seats next to women. (54:20)

— The GOP’s tax bill accidentally hurt churches. (57:42)

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The Evangelical Woman Marriage Checklist

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! It’s on sale during Pride month, too! Go pick up a copy!

Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— Should Catholic Church confessionals about child abuse be reported to the cops? (2:01)

— Apparently, Australia doesn’t exist. (9:45)

— Two Christian women released a marriage checklist. It’s disturbing. (13:14)

— In Alberta, religious schools want the ability to “out” members of Gay-Straight Alliances to their parents. (26:00)

— PA State Rep. Brian Sims had a one-finger salute for Mike Pence. (36:27)

— “Hot Dog Water” isn’t a thing. But people are buying it. (39:13)

— Focus on the Family doesn’t care about families being ripped apart by Donald Trump. (43:05)

— Country musician Rory Feek accepted his gay daughter’s marriage. Now Christian bookstores won’t sell his memoir. (45:54)

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s GOOP tried to get more scientific… and failed. (53:36)

— The governor of Texas promised a dying boy that he would ban abortion completely. (59:26)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was accused of immigrant child abuse by 600 members of his own religion. (1:07:13)

— Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz won a huge settlement from the Southern Poverty Law Center (yay!) and the Religious Right is using it to their advantage (boo). (1:14:45)

— Can you separate art from the artist? (1:27:03)

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