Why Did the NYT Publish This Anti-Abortion Essay?

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— This anti-gay Wisconsin lawmaker has no idea who Harvey Milk was. (1:06)

Pastor Greg Locke was banned from Twitter. (7:57)

— 90% of atheists have been vaccinated, but only 57% of white evangelicals. (17:25)

— Pastafarians can now get a religious exemption to avoid unvaccinated co-workers. (22:10)

— This is a brilliant way to make sure people asking for “religious exemptions” to the COVID vaccine aren’t hypocrites. (24:00)

— This New York Times anti-abortion guest essay is disturbing and irresponsible. (30:15)

— The Catholic teacher who allegedly attacked a student, then got beaten up by a mother, won’t face charges. (52:10)

— The Christian lawmaker who kicked a student in the balls will avoid jail time. (55:09)

— The school board member who opposed a sensible quarantine was charged with leaving her grandkids in the car during a meeting. (1:00:57)

Bob Enyart, a Christian radio host who mocked gay people and spread COVID misinformation, died of you-know-what. (1:06:03)

— A Missouri parent claimed a pride flag in a classroom would teach their child to be gay. (1:09:10)

— An unregistered sex offender was arrested after preaching at a church event. (1:14:16)

A Christian Misogynist and the “Downcline” of Morality

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— Christian misogynist Logan Dorn condemned women at the beach for wearing swimsuits he didn’t like. (1:10)

— A Spanish bishop quit the Church after falling in love with a writer of Satanic erotica. (22:55)

— A Christian lawmaker who sponsored Christian Nationalist legislation just got charged with financial fraud. (31:15)

— An Oklahoma teen was kicked out of their adoptive family after seven years for being LGBTQ. (40:09)

— A mom was charged with assaulting a Catholic school teacher… but you might take her side. (44:30)

— A lawsuit says a Christian youth pastor abused a girl, then claimed she “led him on.” (51:00)

— Evangelist Franklin Graham says people aren’t taking low-paying jobs because they’re lazy. (55:50)

A Christian Was Fired for Endorsing Vaccines

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— A Christian media group fired an employee for urging people to get vaccinated. (3:27)

— A famous homophobe from over a decade ago is now a vocal anti-masker. (16:52)

— Mississippi’s governor said he’s not worried about COVID because he believes in “eternal life.” (26:43)

— A South Carolina school board member says COVID shouldn’t matter when it comes to classes because God decides who dies. (30:58)

Donald Trump is shocked that all Catholics didn’t vote for him last year. (43:20)

— The Satanic Temple says the FDA should give them access to abortion pills for their religious rituals. (53:04)

— Liberty University’s anti-science beliefs are catching up to them with COVID. (58:43)

The Measurable Morality of Atheists

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— The new president of the chaplains at Harvard is an atheist. (4:07)

— A Mormon apostle chastised Brigham Young University for not being sufficiently anti-gay. (10:49)

— A “Catholic” anti-vaxxer said he didn’t care what Pope Francis said about the shots because “You have to be Catholic to be pope.” (20:42)

— When it comes to morality you can measure, atheists do better on just about every mark. (28:00)

— There’s been a rise in the acceptance of evolution in America. It’s still very low, though. (33:57)

— Christian mommy-shamer Lori Alexander says mothers should work from home or else their kids will have sex. Who wants to tell her…? (42:53)

— In Sydney, police fined churchgoers and their church for violating COVID lockdown orders. (47:10)

— Most atheists believe in intelligent life on other planets. (51:24)