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June 2018

The Men Who Regret Their Abortions

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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.

— The Trump administration is using Bible verses to justify tearing children away from their parents. (1:29)

— Canada’s Supreme Court says legal societies can reject the accreditation of an anti-gay Christian law school. (14:52)

— Abortion: Why won’t anyone think of the men? (28:14)

— A Christian Right group plans to spend $20 million for the upcoming midterms. How will you respond? (40:42)

— A study says religious people live several years longer than atheists. Don’t believe it. (50:09)

— These cities are in danger of outbreaks due to parents not vaccinating their kids. (58:30)

— Ireland has set a date for a referendum to overturn the law banning blasphemy. (1:02:12)

— Another Bangladeshi atheist was murdered. (1:08:38)

— Why would a UK legislator block this bill? (1:13:25)

— We got mail! (1:16:34)

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David Ellis Dickerson, Writer for “The American Bible Challenge”

In this bonus episode, Hemant spoke with David Ellis Dickerson. He’s a writer mostly known for his many appearances on “This American Life,” telling stories about growing up a conservative Christian in Tucson, Arizona. In 2013, he became an Emmy-nominated game show writer for his work on the Christian game show “The American Bible Challenge,” which aired on the Game Show Network and can now be seen on Netflix.

Be sure to watch his recent (hilarious) TEDArchive talk.

We spoke about how our paths inadvertently crossed about a decade ago, how an atheist gets a job writing for a Christian game show, and what “SEX DUO” has to do with the Bible.

The Takeaway from Masterpiece Cakeshop

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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.

— The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue is already using Anthony Bourdain‘s suicide to celebrate himself. (0:50)

— The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision was the worst of all possible worlds for conservative Christians, even though they won. (12:08)

— Does a Muslim beautician have the legal right to tell a trans woman she won’t wax her private parts? (23:44)

— A Texas church’s list of dangerous “isms” includes Judaism and atheism, but not racism and sexism. (31:23)

— What is up with college professors who commit acts of sexual misconduct against students? (35:45)

— CrossFit fired a high-ranking employee for his anti-LGBTQ rhetoric on Twitter. (44:52)

Dr. Oz is promoting astrology again. (49:37)

— Did an Ethiopian pastor get fatally attacked by a crocodile during a baptism? (59:24)

— TV tattoo artist Kat Von D will not be vaccinating her baby. (1:05:45)

— Denmark’s burqa ban is a big mistake. (1:11:59)

— This ex-lesbian wants Christian women to avoid the #MeToo movement. (1:17:43)

— We got mail! (1:21:50)

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Dinesh D’Souza Was ParD’oned

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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.

— Now that abortion will be legal in Ireland, Focus on the Family is lying about what will happen next. (2:54)

Donald Trump pardoned Dinesh D’Souza because nothing matters anymore. (19:44)

— The Mormon Church is way richer than we thought. (24:15)

— A Republican politician knows why school shootings happen: Kids are buying smut at grocery stores. (33:24)

— Atheists have filed a lawsuit for the right to solemnize marriages in Michigan. (49:48)

— An atheist’s lawsuit to get “In God We Trust” off the money has failed again. (55:10)

— An Archdiocese in Minnesota agreed to a $210 million settlement with sex abuse victims. (1:09:45)

Homeopathic sound files don’t cure Ebola. Or anything else. (1:16:29)

— A rant on Roseanne and Samantha Bee. (1:23:17)

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