So Much for the Benefits of Purity Culture

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

— Hemant’s new Pledge podcast is now available for everyone! (1:16)

— “Purity culture” advocate Joshua Harris is separating from his wife. (2:43)

— The U.S. House chaplain blamed the “spirits of darkness” for Donald Trump‘s racism. (15:12)

— An AL GOP Senate candidate says TV is bad today because of all the “homosexual activities.” What is he watching…? (23:33)

— A NH Republican lawmaker has a hot take on slavery. (27:54)

— After asking Alabama for information about the death penalty, state officials asked her about her faith. (33:10)

— A Christian mommy blogger says godly wives must lose weight if their husbands call them fat. (38:27)

— A judge said the Duggar sisters can sue city officials who released documents about their molesting brother. (42:33)

— The GOP’s new human rights commission is full of anti-LGBTQ activists. (49:25)

— An Arizona Humanist group wants to challenge the part of the IRS tax code that gives a major perk to pastors. (54:32)

— Despite benefitting from a city’s holiday display policy, atheists demand neutrality. (1:00:41)

— Netflix is pushing back against a “Straight Pride” parade. (1:05:46)

This billboard in Detroit says “Trans people are sacred.” (1:10:01)

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I Thought Christians Knew How Fiction Worked

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

— A Mississippi GOP gubernatorial candidate won’t allow a female reporter to shadow him. (0:47)

— A Christian school fired a professor for writing a novel with un-Christian characters. (9:09)

— A Virginia lawmaker says women who get raped are naïve for not carrying guns. (15:22)

— A Florida principal said the school couldn’t teach the Holocaust because he had to remain neutral. He’s out of a job now. (20:05)

— The “God Warrior” lady from Trading Spouses is now pro-LGBTQ. (30:34)

— In Texas, “In No God We Trust” banners were put up… and vandalized. (34:12)

— A Florida park adopted by Satanists was also vandalized. (38:01)

— Immunization rates in Australia are at a record high! (42:10)

— 67% of Republicans say burning the flag should result in a loss of citizenship. (43:53)

— In the UK, Christianity is less popular than ever. (47:19)

— The Catholic Church’s barrier to become a saint gets lower every time. (49:58)

— Teen boys who avoided parenthood through abortion? Your future is bright. (53:02)

— One Million Moms is very angry with two moms in Toy Story 4. (56:14)

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A Montana Church-State Case Will Head to the Supreme Court

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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 will hear a case involving public money supporting religious schools in Montana. (3:50)

— A Giant Christian Cross in Florida will have to be reconsidered after last week’s SCOTUS ruling. (10:09)

— This is what Mayor Pete Buttigieg got wrong in his memorable debate line about religion. (16:11)

— A Minnesota city got rid of the Pledge of Allegiance, and critics are now blaming Rep. Ilhan Omar. (25:18)

— The American Medical Association is suing North Dakota over abortion access because doctors are being told to lie. (27:48)

— An Ohio legislator’s anti-porn resolution makes no sense. (33:22)

— A misleading, worthless research paper suggests cellphone use leads to horns growing out of your head. (37:51)

— A Christian sign in Hawkins, Texas just came down after years of battles. (45:30)

— A Satanist gave an invocation at an Alaskan borough meeting. Now they want to abolish the practice. (49:36)

— Jesus healed the blind. This South Carolina church kicks them out. (51:38)

— The GOP’s anti-abortion “gag rule” for foreign funding has led to higher abortion rates. (54:57)

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The Darker Side of the Creation Museum

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

— This Christian writer thinks LGBTQ people get recognized 163 days a year. (0:29)

— A former staffer at Answers in Genesis has a lot of harsh words about her old employer… (6:22)

— … so does a former staffer at Liberty University. (16:13)

— Speaking of which, Jerry Falwell, Jr. thinks only business owners can have strong opinions about this administration’s handling of refugees. (20:00)

— A church’s Pride flag in a Chicago neighborhood was vandalized. (23:20)

— Surveys show we are becoming a less LGBTQ-friendly society. (25:16)

— An Alabama woman was shot and lost her pregnancy. Now she’s being charged with manslaughter. (32:28)

— An Alabama car dealership wants to give people a Bible, gun, and flag with every purchase. (36:04)

— A Florida library was forced to cancel its Pride Prom because of Christian bigots. (38:58)

— Tennessee will block people with online ordinations from officiating weddings. (45:38)

— West Virginia’s top Republican can’t decide when bigotry is okay. (54:03)

— Our president is a sexual predator. (57:35)

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