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November 2017

Why, Al Franken, Why?

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

— How should we be reacting to the news that Sen. Al Franken once groped and kissed a model without her consent? (0:42)

Roy Moore‘s defenders are not making him look good. (18:17)

— An Australian lawyer will help a Christian couple get divorced after marriage equality passes. (24:43)

— An assisted suicide bill was defeated in New South Wales, in part due to misinformation. (27:30)

— Will Donald Trump hurt the “pro-life” movement in the long term? (31:49)

— A conservative Ohio lawmaker resigned after getting caught having an affair in his office with another man. (37:44)

— Should Muslim Barbie wear a hijab? (42:00)

— Televangelist Jim Bakker says “They outlawed ‘Merry Christmas’ a few years ago.” (44:45)

— Did this truck driver break any laws when she put a derogatory message about Trump on her back window? (48:55)

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Roy Moore Needed an 11th Commandment

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

— The Texas shooter was allegedly an atheist. Is it true? What would that even mean in this situation? (0:49)

Roy Moore, the family values Christian and Senate candidate, allegedly molested a 14-year-old girl several decades ago. (14:41)

Congressman Jared Huffman said he doesn’t believe in God… and no one seemed to care. (31:50)

— Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses are making their presence known in Kingdom Hall meetings. Is that a good tactic? (40:31)

Donald Trump supposedly wants to revoke the Church of Scientology’s tax exemption. (52:24)

— Does your church have secrets? FaithLeaks wants to know. (1:01:25)

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Canada Appreciates Science

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

— Some critics are angry that Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette mocked pseudoscience. (1:05)

Pat Robertson tried comforting a grieving mother by trashing atheists. (13:00)

— The GOP’s tax plan would let pastors endorse candidates from the pulpit without punishment. (18:58)

— A Christian pastor (wrongly) claimed there are no atheist relief groups. (27:06)

— A Christian activist offered a disturbing rewrite of a Disney show with a gay main character. (35:11)

— A Christian college is forcing freshmen to take a class in patriotism. (45:20)

— There’s no single “atheist movement” and we have to acknowledge that. (51:59)

Harvey Weinstein has a Bible verse on his hat. (1:13:54)

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