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Roy Moore Needed an 11th Commandment

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

— The Texas shooter was allegedly an atheist. Is it true? What would that even mean in this situation? (0:49)

Roy Moore, the family values Christian and Senate candidate, allegedly molested a 14-year-old girl several decades ago. (14:41)

Congressman Jared Huffman said he doesn’t believe in God… and no one seemed to care. (31:50)

— Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses are making their presence known in Kingdom Hall meetings. Is that a good tactic? (40:31)

Donald Trump supposedly wants to revoke the Church of Scientology’s tax exemption. (52:24)

— Does your church have secrets? FaithLeaks wants to know. (1:01:25)

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Canada Appreciates Science

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

— Some critics are angry that Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette mocked pseudoscience. (1:05)

Pat Robertson tried comforting a grieving mother by trashing atheists. (13:00)

— The GOP’s tax plan would let pastors endorse candidates from the pulpit without punishment. (18:58)

— A Christian pastor (wrongly) claimed there are no atheist relief groups. (27:06)

— A Christian activist offered a disturbing rewrite of a Disney show with a gay main character. (35:11)

— A Christian college is forcing freshmen to take a class in patriotism. (45:20)

— There’s no single “atheist movement” and we have to acknowledge that. (51:59)

Harvey Weinstein has a Bible verse on his hat. (1:13:54)

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Alberta’s Sex Miseducation Lessons

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

— Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert and the Ten Commandments monument going up (again) in Arkansas. (0:30)

— Alberta Catholic schools want to teach an alternative sex ed curriculum. (13:25)

— The dad from Duck Dynasty is spreading the lie that crime soars in areas without God. (24:40)

— A new Satanic billboard says “Our religion doesn’t believe in hitting children.” (32:10)

— No one in this TX school district understands the Establishment Clause. (36:40)

— The Catholic Church won’t allow a gravestone marker calling out abusive priests. (43:36)

— Pastor Robert Jeffress says we’ve let atheists “seize control of this country.” (49:13)

— An Indiana county ended a life-saving needle exchange program because Jesus said so. (55:49)

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Jacindamania

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

— The new Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, is an ex-Mormon who describes herself as Agnostic. (1:41)

— There’s a push for Christian churches to clarify where they stand on issues involving LGBTQ rights. (8:18)

— An ad campaign for the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter makes no sense at all. (19:40)

— Most Americans no longer believe you need God to be good. (28:00)

— Here’s how a Religious Right group is misleading Congress about support for the Johnson Amendment repeal. (35:06)

— The Boy Scouts of America will let girls join! But open atheists are still banned. Don’t worry. A Christian alternative still proudly bans everyone who isn’t a straight, cisgender boy. (44:04)

— Young people are shedding their faith long before they go to college, contrary to the plot of movies like God’s Not Dead. (56:35)

— Go watch this incredible (and short) documentary of an atheist who escaped the train to Auschwitz during World War II. (1:11:00)

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