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

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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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Bees Won’t Cure Your Health Problems

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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.

— The Johnson Amendment is (temporarily) safe again! (0:41)

— The Navy has rejected the application of a Humanist chaplain after pushback from Republicans. (6:08)

— The new director of the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overcame discrimination in his youth. Now Roger Severino wants to discriminate against others. (14:06)

— Don’t listen to Gwyneth Paltrow: Bee stings won’t improve your health. Haven’t you seen My Girl? (23:45)

— Young Europeans are abandoning religion in droves. (26:55)

— A Memphis pastor has finally resigned after sexually assaulting a teen girl decades ago. (30:10)

— One of the most influential megachurches in the country, Willow Creek, is dealing with misconduct allegations against its founding pastor Bill Hybels. (37:35)

— Hipster pastors are the worst because they’re too afraid to have opinions. (47:35)

— Is it okay for a Democrat to be personally anti-abortion if he won’t legislate that way? (54:38)

— Focus on the Family wants you to stop saying they support gay conversion therapy… even though they totally support gay conversion therapy. (1:00:55)

— Is Jim Carrey mocking Christians with his portrait of someone who looks a lot like Sarah Huckabee Sanders? (1:06:20)

— Why do Donald Trump‘s political endorsements matter more to evangelicals than Mike Pence‘s? (1:11:24)

Richard Dawkins will offer free translated versions of his books in several languages. (1:17:10)

— This is the worst book about atheists I’ve read in a long time. (1:21:20)

— We answer a listener’s question! (1:28:14)

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Goodbye, Stephen Hawking

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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.

— The people who think Stephen Hawking is burning in Hell. (0:18)

— PA Republican House candidate Rick Saccone claimed his critics “have a hatred for God.” Nope. He’s confusing God with Donald Trump. (13:55)

— Trump supporters who continue to support him. (17:05)

— Christian author claims transgender activists are urging lesbians to keep going and “become trans.” (21:14)

Tony Perkins says liberals are using Trump’s affair with Stormy Daniels to “shame” politically active evangelicals. (25:29)

— Congressional Republicans are trying to stop the Navy from appointing a Humanist Chaplain. (30:48)

— The Kansas commissioner who told atheists to go to Hell. (41:43)

— An Alabama Republican legislator doesn’t want to arm teachers (yay) because most of them are women (wut). (45:23)

— The pastor who once said women don’t control their bodies because they belong to God. (48:36)

— Evangelical Christian Matt Barber says the Academy Awards didn’t honor Rev. Billy Graham because “they hate him.” (53:19)

— Pastor with “debilitating” disease sued by insurers after they discover her incriminating Facebook posts. (57:39)

— We answer a listener’s question! (1:01:45)

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Yep, We’re Going Through the Kim Davis Book

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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.

— Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis wrote a memoir. I read it. I hate myself. (1:02)

— A gay escort was right to expose dozens of Catholic priests who were clients. (17:53)

— Mississippi now bans abortion after 15 weeks. (26:30)

— The dominoes are still falling for Lawrence Krauss. (32:05)

— This Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate thinks banning abortion will stop abortions. (50:53)

The Shape of Water‘s “sexual depravity” will destroy America, says a pastor who thinks fish-men are real. (54:49)

— A GOP congressman thinks Jews could’ve survived the Holocaust if they had guns. (59:43)

— A lot of African-Americans are leaving their predominantly white megachurches. (1:02:20)

— Sinclair broadcasting is pushing right-wing propaganda through local news channels. (1:06:20)

Steve Bannon is scared of Oprah. (1:11:20)

— We answer a listener’s question! (1:12:54)