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This is What Atheist Persecution Looks Like

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

They included:

— The Christian terrorist threatening atheists over a statue in Tennessee.

— The Christians harassing the atheist attorney who won a lawsuit in Florida.

— GuideStar’s decision to highlight “hate” groups using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s database.

— The woman who won a lawsuit against an Israeli airline because she didn’t want to switch seats for ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.

— How the Catholic Church is forcing more people to suffer in Canadian hospitals.

— Why “Breatharians” aren’t real.

The Rise Of The Religious Left

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

They included:

— The rise of the Religious Left.

Ken Ham is now blaming atheists for the failures of Ark Encounter and the local economy.

Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader in the UK who resigned saying he couldn’t reconcile his Party’s platform with his evangelical faith.

— The Virginia church that wants you to pray for the resurrection of a man who died earlier this week.

— The pantyliner invented by a man who clearly doesn’t understand female anatomy.

— Walgreen’s absurd policy regarding pharmacists who don’t want to do their jobs.

Joshua Feuerstein‘s crusade against McDonald’s rainbow-colored fry boxes.

— Can God love you if you’re a woman with short hair?

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Bernie Sanders Asked the Wrong Questions

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Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religious and politics. But because the audio crashed after we recorded (oh, computers…), I recorded this brief episode to bring up two important events from the week.

They included:

Sen. Bernie Sandersmisguided questioning of an evangelical nominee to a major government position.

— A New York high school that accommodated Muslim students who wanted to pray during Ramadan. Did administrators go too far or were they making the right decision?

Evangelicals Don’t Care Unless It Affects Them Personally

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

They included:

Donald Trump‘s irresponsible decision to back out of the Paris climate agreement, and the conservatives who don’t care because of Jesus.

— Trump’s decision to allow religious employers, then all employers, to block birth control coverage for their employees.

— The evangelical women who use Planned Parenthood.

The Keepers on Netflix. Watch it.

— Australian tennis star Margaret Court‘s anti-gay Christian bigotry, and whether the Margaret Court Arena should change its name.

— How Brio, a magazine for Christian girls, wants them to cover up so they don’t tempt boys.

— The all-women screening of Wonder Woman and the people who get all worked up about it.

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