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January 2018

They Gave the Pastor a Standing Ovation for Assault

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

— All the action in local governments: A secular affirmation, the end of one city’s invocations, how one politician compared atheist invocations to baby murder, a delightful atheist invocation in Florida, and two officials in California who aren’t standing for the Pledge. (4:46)

— Feminine hygiene products are free for public school students in Illinois and California. (18:32)

— An elected official told his committee they needed another man to fill a vacant seat because the Bible said so. (20:02)

Dan Harmon‘s worthwhile apology. (26:39)

— Megachurch pastor Andy Savage received a standing ovation for assaulted a girl decades ago then giving a half-hearted apology for it. (31:21)

Joshua Feuerstein said the actresses at the Golden Globes couldn’t credibly speak out against assault because they were “dressed like hookers.” (44:35)

Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to spend $135 to spray coffee up your butt. (59:54)

— A Turkish scientist claims Noah called his son on a cell phone before boarding the Ark. (1:00:30)

Bill Donohue claims the Catholic Church is a “model” for handling sexual misconduct. (1:02:03)

— Singer Charlie Daniels doesn’t like that Taco Bell mocked the Illuminati. (1:03:20)

Donald Trump‘s “spiritual advisor” is capitalizing on her fame by asking everyone to give her a month’s salary. (1:04:37)

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The Mormons Are Getting a New Leader

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

— A Mississippi legislator wants to make the Bible the official state book. For the third time. (1:38)

— The head of the Mormon Church, Thomas S. Monson, is dead. What should he be remembered for? (7:21)

— South Carolina Republicans wanted to honor black people who fought for the Confederacy, but they missed a key detail… (18:48)

Roy Moore‘s Jewish lawyer is actually a Christian. (21:58)

— FEMA says churches can get taxpayer funding to rebuild after “Acts of God.” (30:18)

— “Raw water” is a thing now… at least if you’re rich and dumb. (35:42)

— This church has “documented proof” that God answers prayers. (43:04)

Bill Nye needs to read more books, says rapper who believes the Earth is flat. (47:23)

— A Texas mall just installed a giant Ten Commandments monument. Oh, the irony… (50:02)

— A Noah’s Ark replica broke free in the Netherlands and then caused massive damage. (53:33)

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