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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Ron Miscavige, Author of Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me

If you’ve followed the articles, movies, and TV shows about the Church of Scientology recently, you’re probably familiar with the name David Miscavige, the man who runs the Church. His father is Ron Miscavige, and he joined the church in 1970. David was 10 at the time. It wasn’t until 2012 that Ron escaped. Since then, he’s worked hard to undo some of the damage caused by the Church, including their policy of basically shunning those outside of it. His book, now out in paperback, is called Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.

I spoke with Ron about whether his son knows that the Church’s beliefs aren’t real, why Scientology is so appealing to some people, and how he managed to break out of the bubble.

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