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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.
— Christian hate-preacher Aaron Thompson celebrated the Club Q shooting, calling it a “good thing.” (3:00)
— Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis says the victims of the shooting are probably in Hell. (9:45)
— Focus on the Family’s sign was vandalized. Was it justified? (12:30)
— Christians are now in the minority in England and Wales. (33:55)
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— Christians in Tuscumbia, Alabama are furious that a Krampus-friendly Festival of Yule is taking place in their community. (43:17)
— In Bangladesh, two men sentenced to die for murdering an atheist author and his publisher escaped police custody. (52:48)
— At least two instructors at BYU-Idaho, an affiliate of Brigham Young University in Utah, have been fired for not receiving “ecclesiastical clearance.” (58:29)
— Adnan Oktar, a Creationist preacher in Turkey, was sentenced to 8,658 years in prison for a variety of crimes including running a criminal organization, sexual abuse, torture, and abduction. (1:15:05)