The Supreme Court Gave a Gift to COVID-Denying Churches

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

— The Supreme Court gave COVID-denying churches a gift, saying COVID restrictions in New York didn’t apply to them. (1:08)

— Thousands of Hasidic Jews crammed into one place for a wedding. This is why we can’t have nice things. (14:04)

— A Florida appeals court said bans on gay conversion torture for kids are unconstitutional. (18:27)

— New York State is suing the Diocese of Buffalo for not protecting kids from abusive priests. (26:50)

— Tennessee Republicans want to make sure COVID can still spread once we have the vaccine. (30:43)

— A pastor who oversees an anti-mask daycare sent an insane letter to parents after the state shut the place down. (34:18)

— A UK Court tossed out a paralyzed man’s lawsuit to permit assisted death. (37:45

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A Creationist’s Misguided Guide to Nasal Bones

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

— A Creationist says we have nasal bones because God knew we’d have glasses. (0:50)

— Is it weird that a GOP congressman bragged to a Jewish publication about his attempts to convert Jews? (4:50)

— “FOX News Republicans” says white Christians have it worse than everyone else. (12:42)

— A pastor says a COVID vaccine would remove God from your DNA. (22:05)

— Should a pastor who avoided talking about Donald Trump get credit for it now? (26:20)

— The West Virginia Supreme Court says it’s okay for churches to lie about sexual predators. (34:51)

— An anti-abortion activist wants people to defy lockdowns. Because irony is dead. (41:08)

— Actress Melissa McCarthy gave a donation to a bigoted Christian group… then rescinded it after she learned better. (46:00)

— A Tennessee mayor allegedly says he won’t support a mask mandate unless God tells him it’s okay. (51:30)

— Hawaii eliminated Christian propaganda from its education curriculum. (1:01:46)

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Isn’t President-Elect Joe Biden Part of God’s Plan?

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

— A Republican atheist has been arrested for bribery… which is somehow not even close to surprising. (7:00)

— One pastor congratulated Joe Biden… then quickly took it back… then quickly deleted his apology. (15:11)

— Televangelist Kenneth Copeland just creepily laughed off a Biden presidency. (18:55)

Pastor Robert Jeffress can’t accept a new president… even though he had no problem with it in 2016. (20:40)

Justice Samuel Alito denounced marriage equality, church/state separation, and more in a speech to the Federalist Society. (28:55)

— An Arkansas police chief threatened Democrats on Parler. He has now resigned. (36:00)

— This is the only good lawsuit involving Donald Trump. (42:01)

— Should Jehovah’s Witnesses be allowed to psychologically torture a little girl? That’s a question currently being decided. (45:57)

— A preacher who blamed COVID on premarital sex has died of COVID. (53:40)

— “So help me God” will remain in the U.S. citizenship oath. (56:50)

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After Four Years, We Are *So* Close to Dumping Trump

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

— The election. All of it. (0:30)

— What did the exit polls show about white evangelicals? (11:34)

— Religion makes the gender wage gap worse, say researchers. (34:49)

— Should Latvia have to pay for Jehovah’s Witnesses to travel abroad for a surgery? (39:39)

— The Supreme Court just heard a case involving religious bigotry. (47:02)

— Liberty University is still acting very Falwellian. (52:17)

Pastor Carl Lentz has been fired for “moral failures.” (56:01)

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