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August 2016

Brad Levin, Director of FreeBYU

Brad Levin is the director of FreeBYU, a group whose mission is to “promote freedom of thought and freedom of religion at Brigham Young University.”

We spoke about how BYU punishes students who become ex-Mormons, why BYU’s law school nearly lost its accreditation, and the progress his group has made in changing the Honor Code at the school.

Ray Comfort, Evangelist and Producer of The Atheist Delusion

Ray Comfort is the founder and CEO of Living Waters. He’s written dozens of books, co-hosted “The Way of the Master” with Kirk Cameron, and produced several movies including Audacity and Evolution vs. God. He recently released Fat Chance (subtitle: Why Pigs Will Fly Before America has an Atheist President) and the movie The Atheist Delusion.

Rather than have a debate about God’s existence, Ray and I spoke about whether Christians must accept a literal interpretation of Genesis, what he thinks will happen if atheists are elected to political office, and what might change his mind about Christianity.

Also: Crocoducks.


If you have no idea what the Crocoduck is, here’s your introduction.

My review of The Atheist Delusion was not kind.

Here’s my assessment of the Reason Rally.

Emma Green, Senior Associate Editor at The Atlantic

Emma Green is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where she covers politics, policy, and religion.

We spoke with her about how Democrats appeared to be the Party of God during their recent convention, what stood out while reporting and editing The Atlantic‘s recent series on young people choosing their religions, and what she would report on with unlimited time and an unlimited budget.


The pastor who spoke at the Democratic National Convention and whose name escaped me was Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II. You can read more about his sermon right here.

Emma brought up this compelling story by Menachem Wecker about Zoroastrians who go to great lengths to date each other because there are so few of them.