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October 2018

The Astrologer Certification Test

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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 Catholic pharmacist wouldn’t give a woman the medicine she needed to abort a miscarriage. (2:35)

— Christian videographers want the right to discriminate against gay customers and it may go to the Supreme Court. (10:48)

— Republicans are rushing to confirm an enemy of church/state separation before Democrats can weigh in. (21:12)

Stephen Hawking is adamant about his atheism in his final book. (30:42)

Donald Trump said he has a “natural instinct” for science, a comment which shows he doesn’t understand science. (34:30)

— There’s a “grueling” exam for astrologers. I guess you fail by taking it. (37:02)

— Christian author says rape doesn’t count if the woman doesn’t scream. Again. (42:52)

— An anti-gay former fire chief in Atlanta got $1.2 million in settlement. (49:15)

— 90% of Goop wellness products are not supported by science. (57:43)

— Can you be a bad atheist? (1:02:07)

— How can we stay optimistic in a depressing world? (1:07:59)

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The IRS Revoked an Atheist Charity’s Tax Exemption

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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.

— Atheist charity Nonbelief Relief just had its tax exemption revoked by the IRS… arguably on purpose. The group says this amounts to religious discrimination by the government. (0:45)

— Here are the major church/state separation cases in front of the Supreme Court that Brett Kavanaugh could soon be ruling on. (11:55)

— Secular Democrats are among the most enthusiastic about the midterms. But will that mean votes? (18:38)

Mike Huckabee thinks Taylor Swift‘s endorsement for Democrats won’t matter. As usual, he’s wrong. (22:45)

— The Mormon president said women should take a 10-day social media “fast”… right before the election. (27:24)

— The new Quebec premier says a large crucifix in the National Assembly isn’t a religious symbol at all. (32:36)

— Want an important take on the #MeToo movement? Don’t ask North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer. (35:41)

— A group representing Catholic moms released a video supporting Kavanaugh that was all about how false allegations could happen to the men in your lives. (41:41)

— The UK Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Christian bakers who didn’t want to bake a cake for a gay customer. But this could backfire on Christians. (44:02)

— Teachers at a middle school couldn’t decide what to do with a trans student during a lockdown drill. Thank goodness it was only a drill. (49:02)

Matthew Shepard will finally have a resting place nearly two decades after a hate crime took his life. (51:23)

— When are government officials (including teachers) allowed to wear religious symbols? (55:42)

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Tucker Carlson Thinks We’re in an Atheist Theocracy

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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.

Tucker Carlson says the Brett Kavanaugh backlash is due to an atheist “theocracy.” (4:40)

— Does Purity Culture explain why evangelical women still support Brett Kavanaugh? (11:06)

— Former Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson is teaching a class on ethics for some reason. (14:58)

— Even Catholics are getting sick of Pope Francis. (19:52)

— In a letter, Albert Einstein called God a “product of human weakness.” (24:41)

— Ark Encounter does not make for an educational (or legal) field trip. (26:40)

— The “Nones” believe a lot of New Age nonsense. (30:02)

— The Jenga approach to religion. (34:17)

— Irish schools have an awful track record when it comes to religion. (37:55)

— The Trump administration will end visas for unmarried gay partners of diplomats. (41:48)

— Is “freethought” a good word for atheists to use? (47:30)

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