Beto’s Church Tax Exemption Problem

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

— Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should.

— Hemant will be at California Freethought Day this weekend. Tickets are still available!

David Silverman is running an atheist group again. (1:40)

Beto O’Rourke was wrong to say churches should lose their tax exemptions if they’re anti-gay. (16:20)

— Why didn’t Demario Davis get in trouble for violating the NFL’s dress code by wearing a headband that promoted Christianity? (27:26)

— A Louisiana high school rejected free food from Chick-fil-A because you know exactly why. (33:10)

— Uganda is bringing back its infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. (34:58)

— A North Carolina sheriff’s office says employees are banned from cohabitating because God said so. (38:00)

— If a Christian club promotes prayer in school, teachers shouldn’t respond. (40:05)

— This girl never should have been suspended from school for speaking out about their inaction on sexual assault. (45:00)

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The Judge, the Murderer, and an Inappropriate Bible

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

— We’re having our first meet-and-greet in Chicago on October 5! Please join us if you can!

— Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should.

— Hemant will be at California Freethought Day next weekend. Tickets are still available!

Judge Tammy Kemp should never have preached Christianity to convicted murderer Amber Guyger in the Botham Jean murder case. (2:13)

— Todd Starnes has been let go by FOX News. Now that is rock bottom. (10:42)

— The Associated Press says 1,700 Catholic clergy members accused of sexual abuse now live among us. (21:03)

— A Tennessee woman had a choice: Get baptized or go to jail. (27:00)

— The three moms who make up One Million Moms are mad about gender-neutral dolls. (31:00)

— A pastor cleansed his church after a gay man spoke there. (33:00)

— 8% of U.S. teens say they’ve had a teacher lead the class in prayer. (41:41)

— Bleach is not a healthy response to autism. (45:01)

— Illinois secretly built a giant Planned Parenthood near the Missouri border. (49:43)

— A teacher who won’t use trans pronouns can’t believe he got fired. (53:20)

— The Trump administration is waging a new war on trans people. (56:44)

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Thank the Internet for the Rise of Godlessness

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

— We’re having our first meet-and-greet in Chicago! Please join us if you can! (0:30)

— Impeachment is a bad idea, says Christian Right leader who constantly wanted to impeach Obama. (1:30)

— Why did America lose its religion? Thank the internet. (6:06)

— A GOP lawmaker wants to stop abortion because he loves gay people too much. (15:08)

— Be sure to test those rape kits. That concludes my TED talk. (20:04)

— This 90-million-year-old fossil remained buried because its founders feared God. (23:58)

Don’t do this with a child at church. Or anywhere. (29:23)

— Ark Encounter got schooled by a local superintendent. (31:48)

— The CEO of a Christian magazine is stepping away after accusations of racial insensitivity. (35:52)

— When you’re in the marching band, this is how you troll an anti-gay school. (44:30)

Donald Trump doesn’t do grammar so good. (47:29)

— People who think God is real say climate change is a hoax. (49:15)

— We found it. The worst right-wing take on Greta Thunberg. (51:35)

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The Mayor’s Prayers Didn’t Work

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

— We’re having our first meet-and-greet in Chicago! Please join us if you can! (0:30)

— The kicker for the Chicago Bears did his job, therefore you must believe in Jesus. (1:41)

Dennis Prager thinks his YouTube propaganda videos constitute an actual university. (5:55)

— The Congressional Freethought Caucus has two more members than we knew about. (9:37)

— The race for mayor of Grand Rapids (MI) is between a competent leader and a Christian theocrat. (13:45)

— A school board president in Minnesota wants to know why they teach evolution. (17:33)

Saturday Night Live fired its racist new cast member Shane Gillis. (20:25)

— High school students who pray before football games aren’t defying atheists. (23:22)

— The Clergy Project has now helped 1,000 pastors who no longer believe in God. (26:50)

— A Republican mayor in FL is calling for action on gun violence because his prayers aren’t working. (28:30)

— Professional liar Sean Spicer says if you love Jesus, you’ll vote for him on Dancing With the Stars. (33:42)

— Research shows “thoughts and prayers” are so annoying, atheists would pay money to avoid them. (35:30)

— A financial watchdog for evangelical churches is mired in its own financial problems. (38:20)

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