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Creationists Can’t Do Math, Either

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

— Ark Encounter lost a tax rebate worth up to $18 million to avoid a 50-cent-per-ticket safety fee.

— Creationists are mocking Flat Earthers for taking the Bible too literally. Really.

— The “inspirational” Mormon story that is anything but uplifting.

— The MN town that shut down a “free speech zone” to prevent Satanists from using it.

— How Wisconsin is considering a bill that would make it harder to train OB/GYNs.

— The BYU-Idaho professor who lost her job for supporting LGBT equality.

— The Boy Scouts may allow girls before they allow atheist boys.

— The African-American pastor who renounced his ordination with the Southern Baptist Convention.

— The Muslim Democrat running for Senate who received a surprising message from her Republican opponent.

Richard Dawkins getting de-platformed by a radio station in Berkeley, CA.

— Doctor Who isn’t a man. And other things Hemant doesn’t understand. [Testing the following. Just ignore, readers…] (1:26:48) (1:26:48)

Buying And Burning All The Teen Vogues

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

They included:

— The “Activist Mommy” who can’t handle an article in Teen Vogue.

— An Appeals Court decision saying Christian prayers led by elected officials is unconstitutional.

Eugene Peterson, the Bible scholar who inched toward support of marriage equality, then ran back to the other side.

Pat Robertson‘s useless interview with Donald Trump.

— The “gay Muslim” marriage that’s more heartbreaking than inspiring.

— Why Republicans dislike higher education.

— The worst possible explanation for why God allows suffering.

— The growth of the Flat Earth movement.

— How Jesus apparently needs gluten to transubstantiate.

Thou Shalt Not Steal, Hobby Lobby

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

They included:

— Hobby Lobby’s owners smuggling black market Iraqi artifacts that may have helped ISIS.

— The Pakistani pizza shop owner who made sure his robot waitress wasn’t offending customers.

— The Muslim woman who thinks ex-Muslims are just trying to cash in on apostasy.

— The sad rise of female genital mutilation cases in England.

— How some Hindus believe the Ganges River can’t be polluted because it’s divine.

Ken Ham is still blaming others for the economic failures of Ark Encounter.

— The demise of Utah’s irrational “Zion Curtains” law.

— An excellent episode of the Sawbones podcast dealing with vaccines.

Amelia Earhart‘s apparent resurrection.

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Cardinal Pell is Coming Home

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

They included:

Cardinal George Pell just became the highest-ranking Vatican official charged with sex abuse.

Sarah Huckabee Sandersirrational godly defense of Donald Trump’s misogyny.

— The Christian who vandalized the new Ten Commandments monument outside the Arkansas Capitol building.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor‘s eloquent dissent in the Trinity Lutheran case.

— How the Christian harassing an atheist lawyer defended himself by saying he’s “man enough” to stand behind his hateful words.

— Whether hooking up really happens less often on Catholic campuses and what that really means.

— How the people buying products from Infowars and Goop are all irrational.

— The House Republicans’ plan to use a budget bill to repeal the Johnson Amendment.

— How Canadians would rather see an atheist Prime Minister than an Evangelical one.

— There are no longer any openly atheist elected officials in the Republican Party.

Upcoming talks, including one outside Ark Encounter.

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