SCOTUS and the Giant Christian Cross

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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 issued a bad, but not the worst, but still weird ruling on the Bladensburg Peace Cross. (1:12)

— If you’re going to demand the cancellation of a TV show, make sure you’re going after the right company. (28:40)

— A Satanist delivered her second invocation in Alaska. (32:59)

— Christian Nationalist and alleged child molester Roy Moore is running for Senate from Alabama again. (38:48)

— An Alabama church just got permission to create its own police force. (46:15)

— A Texas town declared itself a sanctuary city for fetuses. (50:35)

— A church is refusing to pay the legal fees after calling for the Chino Valley school board in California to foolishly fight for Christian prayers at meetings. (53:50)

— A Catholic medical journal pulled a paper on conversion therapy after we pointed out its flaws. (59:27)

— The GOP Senate is confirming anti-LGBTQ judges at an alarming rate. (1:08:06)

Donald Trump called for a ban on flag burning. Because he hasn’t read the Constitution. (1:20:04)

— Trump is on the verge of inadvertently creating a “Bible Tax.” (1:24:07)

The “Make America Straight Again” Conference

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

— A group of extremist Christians are holding a “Make America Straight Again” conference this weekend. (0:38)

— Romance writer Nicholas Sparks opened a Christian school that is anti-gay. (9:41)

— A Tennessee law enforcement official thinks people like him should be able to put gay people to death. (12:41)

— A prominent doctor, who is also anti-gay, promoted religion in his final article for a medical journal. (16:50)

— Actress Jessica Biel is fighting against a vaccination bill in California. (22:26)

— A Christian publisher insists their racist Bible School lessons aren’t racist. (28:25)

— There are a whole bunch of “post-Christian” cities now. (34:14)

Rick Santorum is launching a Bitcoin for Catholics. (38:05)

— Who knew meatless burgers were Satanic? (41:50)

— The Vatican released a new anti-transgender document. (46:17)

— Most Americans say the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal is an ongoing crisis. (48:45)

— A pastor promoted God at a public school graduation in Appleton, Wisconsin… Again. (53:20)

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This Pastor Botched His Biggest Moment

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

— Was Pastor David Platt right or wrong to remain apolitical during a visit from Donald Trump? (0:50)

— For no scientific reasons, the Trump administration will restrict fetal tissue research. (17:00)

— This is a strange way to wage an attack on Netflix over its abortion position. (21:50)

— These people are horrible at defending a televangelist’s private jet. (29:00)

— The Catholic Church has lobbyists. Guess what they’re lobbying for? (39:15)

— We know which Democratic candidate atheists prefer the most — and it’s not Joe Biden. (43:15)

— A district attorney in Tennessee says his rejection of marriage equality changes how he prosecutes criminals. (49:49)

— An Alabama mayor says he was just joking about killing LGBTQ people. (No he wasn’t.) (55:00)

— A Catholic bishop from West Virginia spent millions of dollars on travel and gifts. (59:54)

— Creationists are mocking Flat Earthers for not understanding science. My irony meter just broke. (1:03:16)

— Nevada has decriminalized abortion! (1:05:18)

— A Sikh man with a rainbow turban won the internet. (1:06:00)

— God loves you. That’s why he might kill you. (1:07:07)

— Here’s more information about attorney Andrew Seidel‘s talk in Chicago, which Hemant will be moderating!

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Ark Encounter and the Exploding Irony Meter

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

— Ark Encounter is suing its insurers because they wouldn’t cover $1 million worth of rain damage. RAIN DAMAGE! (2:07)

— A Christian moms group can’t handle a Gillette ad featuring a father helping his transgender son shave. (9:20)

— Trans activists got a monument in New York. (16:54)

— It’s not just Catholic priests. Nuns can be abusers, too. (20:15)

— The Satanic Temple says members don’t have to abide by Indiana’s fetal burial law. Because they’re a religion now. (22:57)

— There’s no sex in Heaven. Good think we’re all going to Hell. (27:00)

— A Texas church will pay for your wedding if you stop co-habitating, not realizing the problems they’re creating. (33:35)

— Research finds that anti-atheist stereotypes aren’t accurate. Who knew?! (41:55)

— A man from Arizona is allegedly stalking women at Planned Parenthood. (51:30)

— Evangelist Franklin Graham wants people to pray for Donald Trump. I don’t recall him doing that for Obama… (53:40)

— Alabama lawmakers changed the law so judges don’t have to sign off on same-sex marriages. It’s equal, but it is right? (57:34)

— Media outlets are threatening to leave Georgia over its abortion restrictions. (1:02:30)

— The University of CA won’t partner with a Catholic health care system after massive backlash. (1:12:30)

— Maine has finally banned conversion therapy. (1:15:01)

— Missouri may lose its last abortion clinic. (1:16:12)

— Illinois is on the verge of strengthening its own abortion laws and passing a major marijuana bill. (1:21:50)

— Steak. Two of them. (1:24:30)

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