Camille Beredjick, Author of Queer Disbelief

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In a bonus episode of the podcast, I spoke with Camille Beredjick about her new book Queer Disbelief, which I helped edit.

We spoke about why atheists should be on the front lines of LGBTQ activism, what aspect of the book was most difficult to write, and how she celebrated the completion of her first book.

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BYU Is Selling Caffeinated Beverages Now

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Hemant is Kickstarting a new book! Please support it here!

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

— Hemant and fellow writer Camille Beredjick have been working on a new book about the intersection of LGBTQ rights and atheism. Please support their Kickstarter here! (0:09)

— BYU is finally selling caffeinated soda on campus. This is the most exciting thing EVER, said Mormons… and nobody else. (7:12)

— Journalist Sally Quinn trashed atheists (again) while talking about her new book on spirituality. (13:52)

— Five football players at evangelical Wheaton College face felony charges after allegedly raping another students. (25:44)

— A peewee football team learning how and why to kneel during the National Anthem. (45:17)

— The world is ending on September 23, according to one “Christian numerologist.” (49:01)

— Got money to waste? You can buy Bigfoot Juice or Psychic Vampire Repellent. (52:55)

— Doctors and a judge intervened to save the life of a young Jehovah’s Witness. (58:59)

— Two Christian Right activists think homosexuality is unnatural since kids find it icky. (1:06:28)

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These Guys Can’t Get Vasectomies Now

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

— An Australian minister refused to perform a straight wedding because the couple supported marriage equality. (0:58)

— Evangelical Christians suddenly don’t care about a president’s private morality. I wonder what changed their minds… (8:13)

— It’s harder for some men to get vasectomies because of Catholic hospitals. (24:37)

Josh Duggar’s sisters say they’d be traumatized if they had to sit next to him in court even though they’re on the same side of a privacy lawsuit. (30:15)

— This is how conservatives think school prayer works. (37:04)

Sen. Ted Cruz loves the ladies on Twitter. Spoiler: This segment involves bad dad jokes. (39:43)

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Atheists Are Helping After Hurricane Harvey

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

— Here’s how atheists are helping people in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. (0:38)

— An Illinois library board member was voted out of his seat after his anti-gay comments. (7:55)

— Should atheist groups speak out against Donald Trump’s DACA decision? (13:06)

— Alt-Right leader Steve Bannon says Catholic bishops support DACA only because they need people to fill the pews. The bishops disagree. (23:12)

— Ark Encounter just got its first rebate check, courtesy of Kentucky taxpayers. (26:52)

— Creationist Ken Ham doesn’t know what a light-year is. (31:30)

— A survey found that atheists are less open-minded than religious people. (33:33)

— The new Lord Mayor of Belfast skipped a formal prayer and everyone lost their mind. (37:03)

— The pastor who had to resign from his church after speaking out against racism and white supremacy. (41:30)

— The head of Focus on the Family thinks only Christians can teach kids character. (44:50)

— The Australian postal plebiscite and the woman raised by lesbian parents who claims to be forever scarred because of it. (48:45)

— An Illinois megachurch pastor’s awful sex sermon. (1:00:09)

— Texas churches are suing FEMA to get taxpayer-funded rebuilding grants. (1:09:50)

— Take care of your mental health, everyone. (1:16:45)

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