Karen Pence’s New Job

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

— Second Lady Karen Pence is working at an anti-LGBTQ Christian school. (5:20)

— A study finds that more than half of young transgender men attempt suicide. (20:15)

— North Dakota may finally repeal the last of its Blue Laws. (23:08)

— An Indiana legislator wants Creationism‘ taught in the classroom… again. (26:30)

— A Christian hate group is furious that gay parents are on the cover of Parents magazine. (29:10)

— Christian radio host Jesse Lee Peterson lashed out against several female freshmen Democrats for the worst reasons. (32:45)

— Former World Series MVP and outspoken Christian John Wetteland has been charged with the worst sort of crime. (35:50)

Michael Cohen paid a Liberty University IT guy to rig polls for Donald Trump in 2016. (40:05)

Jenny McCarthy is a global health threat. (42:38)

— A crucified Ronald McDonald is the subject of protests outside an Israeli art museum. (46:00)

— A pastor who said Caitlin Jenner was “still a man” no longer has a job. (47:28)

— 41% of Republicans would be very uncomfortable with a female president. Because of course they would. (48:50)

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The GOP is ‘Operating Like a Religious Cult’

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

— Congressional Freethought Caucus co-chair Rep. Jamie Raskin said the GOP is “operating like a religious cult.” (5:30)

— Canada has granted asylum to the Saudi woman trying to escape her religious parents. (7:41)

— Catholics trust clergy members less than ever before. (14:20)

— The historical phrase “CE” is upsetting British Christians. (17:17)

— States are already pushing for mandatory Bible classes in public high schools. (21:25)

— Liberty Counsel is furious that an anti-lynching bill includes protection for LGBTQ people. (29:05)

Hate-Pastor Donnie Romero has resigned from his church after admitting multiple sins (but he insists he still hates gay people). (33:36)

— The Dutch version of the anti-LGBTQ Nashville Statement has pro-LGBTQ secular competition. (39:10)

Pat Robertson doesn’t understand how internet searches work. (42:42)

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The Senator Who Didn’t Swear an Oath on the Bible

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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 religious makeup of the new Congress and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema‘s oath of office. (1:47)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can dance and conservatives are furious. (25:28)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib told a crowd the Democratic House would ITMFA. (31:30)

— What Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s presidential campaign could mean. (35:40)

— Preacher John Piper wants you to “marry your Bible” this year. (39:12)

— Female Mormon missionaries can wear pants now. (41:02)

Jerry Falwell, Jr. said there’s nothing Donald Trump can do to lose the support of evangelical leaders. (45:46)

— An experiment to lure Jewish families to Alabama for $50,000 per family didn’t work. (50:55)

2018 in Review!

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On this podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past year in news!

We covered a whole variety of topics, going month by month, so feel free to jump around and listen in at any point!

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