Did an Atheist Burn Down a Mississippi Church?

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

— Christian writer Eric Metaxas is super-racist… and a hypocrite. (3:00)

— A Mississippi church was burned down. An atheist-associated “A” symbol was included at the scene of the crime. (15:18)

— This is a very bad reason not to wear a mask. (22:03)

— A Pakistani education board banned a kids’ math textbook for including pictures of pigs. (29:14)

Norma McCorvey, a.k.a. the “Roe” of Roe v. Wade, said she only pushed a pro-life position because she was paid. (34:44)

— This list of atheist Republicans is tiny. Very tiny. (47:55)

Donald Trump wants churches to open up this weekend. Is it weird that he wants to kill off his own base? (55:52)

— A Texas mayor says only men can deliver invocation prayers. (1:05:48)

— Child marriage has been legally banned in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. (1:07:18)

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Liberty U. Axed Its Philosophy Dept.

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

— Liberty University just got rid of its entire Philosophy Department. (4:44)

— Forget Jim Bakker. Now a respected evangelical couple is under fire for promoting a fake COVID cure. (12:26)

— A majority of white evangelicals trust Donald Trump for COVID news, proving yet again that they’ll believe anything. (17:32)

— A banner flying over a re-open protest read “Fewer graves if we reopen in waves.” (24:00)

— Illinois pastors say not meeting for church is the same as being “sentenced to death.” (31:40)

— Pastors are still making the idiotic argument that if grocery stores are open, churches should be too. (33:40)

— A Wisconsin hairdresser says she should be allowed to open her salon because it’s a ministry. (39:34)

— The game show “The Price is Right” made a donation to Planned Parenthood. (46:22)

— This Christian school’s leaders are bragging about how easy their classes are. (48:40)

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Churches Shouldn’t Get Pandemic Stimulus Money Unless…

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

— Jess has a new Twin Peaks podcast!

— Televangelist Jim Bakker had a stroke. And his legal team had a bad reason to keep selling his Silver Solution. (1:35)

— Do churches deserve stimulus money during the pandemic? (8:50)

— A New Mexico sheriff “deputized” 20 church members… which not-so-coincidentally means they don’t have to follow lockdown orders. (16:44)

— An Illinois judge told a pastor the Bible says he doesn’t need to gather in person to have a church service. (25:54)

— Just because Jesus didn’t wear a face mask doesn’t mean you should avoid one. (29:27)

— Guess how much a lifetime pass to Ark Encounter costs? (31:49)

Cardinal George Pell escaped conviction for child sex abuse but he still knew about child sex abuse. (35:18)

— Here’s what a major study of atheists found. (39:06)

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Creationists Created Their Own Version of Netflix

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

— Creationists just launched a low-budget version of Netflix and I signed up. (2:05)

— A Canadian judge said a Christian father wouldn’t get any say in his kids’ religious upbringing because he’s an extremist. (21:55)

— What’s the greatest mistake in the history of humanity? Dennis Prager, as always, has the wrong answer. (31:52)

— Nigerian police arrested a Humanist leader for alleged blasphemy. (35:37)

— A Christian college knowingly hired a sex predator and the fallout has created all kinds of chaos. (39:15)

— Why are marriage rates going down? One Christian leader blames gay people. (50:10)

— One researcher is working on a prayer study to combat the virus. Thanks for nothing. (55:57)

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