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The Even Sadder Creation Museum

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

Kent Hovind is advertising his new Creationist theme park using a meme mocking Creationists. (1:41)

— White evangelical Christian support for Donald Trump is at an all-time high. (7:37)

— The frighteningly conservative White House Bible studies being run by Capitol Ministries’ Ralph Drollinger. (13:40)

— A Stanford study doesn’t really show that the most religious kids do best in school. (17:56)

Pope Francis lied to a kid about whether or not his dead atheist father was in Heaven. (26:18)

— This is a fairly accurate assessment of why people think Christians are “A**holes.” (32:36)

— Liberty University makes bank through its online education program. Too bad it’s not good for students. (34:50)

— Focus on the Family is legally a “church” now, and you should see how they pulled it off… (41:23)

— Students at “Christian Hogwarts” are doing something called “grave sucking” and trying to walk through walls. (52:06)

— Was Democratic National Committee vice chairman Keith Ellison right to say, “Women are dying” because his party loses elections? (57:34)

— We answer listener mail! (1:09:21)

The Tide Went Out

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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.

— Why was David Silverman fired from American Atheists? Because of this. (1:05)

— Attendance at Catholic churches is going down. (33:16)

— Evangelical Christians can’t save their “brand” from Donald Trump since it was a problem to begin with. (35:22)

— Liberty University doesn’t want student reporters to report on a progressive Christian event. (43:37)

— Oklahoma just named its “Official Inspirational Song” and it’s a Christian rock ballad. (51:55)

Senator Cory Booker grilled Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo over his anti-gay views. (54:55)

— Focus on the Family has quietly ended its anti-LGBTQ “Day of Dialogue.” (58:34)

— Creationist Ken Ham is mad that people said he’s loosening restrictions in his hiring… even though he is. (1:02:05)

— Missouri interfaith leaders are speaking out against a bill allowing concealed carry weapons in churches. (1:07:43)

— We answer listener mail! (1:09:54)

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Do Atheists Have an Alt-Right Problem?

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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.

— Whether atheists are indeed “veering dangerously” toward the alt-right. (0:15)

— Why Creationist Ken Ham has a lot of job openings, but no takers. (30:20)

— Some incredibly manipulative faith-based backstabbing in Victoria, Australia. (34:57)

— Why Christians must disavow Donald Trump, according to a Christian. (40:15)

— Little Free Libraries are becoming havens for religious proselytizing. (45:50)

— The backlash to a vaccination bill in New Jersey. (50:50)

— A Christian author says we have to avoid vaccines since the Bible never mentions them. (54:58)

— After 73 years of marriage, this Canadian couple chose to end their lives together… and some people are furious. (59:13)

God’s Not Dead 3 tanked at the box office. (1:05:05)

— This “perfect” way to stop gay couples from renting a wedding venue may backfire. (1:09:15)

— This is depressing: A third of Americans ages 18-24 aren’t sure the Earth is round. (1:13:09)

— Many people want to kill women who have abortions. (1:16:55)

— We answer listener mail! (1:26:15)

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Is Worth a Quarter-Billion Dollars

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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.

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s pseudoscience repository Goop is now worth a quarter-billion dollars because America is an embarrassment. (0:50)

— One of the most liberal federal judges in the nation has died. He was so liberal, he agreed “Under God” in the Pledge was unconstitutional. (7:17)

— Evangelical Christians still, by and large, support Donald Trump. (15:10)

— A Houston pastor who delivered benediction at President George W. Bush‘s inauguration has been charged with wire fraud (and more!). (23:34)

— Liberty University now has a gun range. Just like Jesus wanted. (31:22)

— The Pope doesn’t believe in Hell, according to an atheist journalist who didn’t take notes and has way too much access to the Catholic leader. (37:14)

— A survey says even religious people don’t take the Ten Commandments seriously. (41:16)

— The Mormon Church finally says women shouldn’t stay in abusive relationships. (46:54)

— Who needs more representation on TV? Not atheists, according to this survey. (54:34)

— We answer listener mail! (59:45)

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