Bees Won’t Cure Your Health Problems

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

— The Johnson Amendment is (temporarily) safe again! (0:41)

— The Navy has rejected the application of a Humanist chaplain after pushback from Republicans. (6:08)

— The new director of the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overcame discrimination in his youth. Now Roger Severino wants to discriminate against others. (14:06)

— Don’t listen to Gwyneth Paltrow: Bee stings won’t improve your health. Haven’t you seen My Girl? (23:45)

— Young Europeans are abandoning religion in droves. (26:55)

— A Memphis pastor has finally resigned after sexually assaulting a teen girl decades ago. (30:10)

— One of the most influential megachurches in the country, Willow Creek, is dealing with misconduct allegations against its founding pastor Bill Hybels. (37:35)

— Hipster pastors are the worst because they’re too afraid to have opinions. (47:35)

— Is it okay for a Democrat to be personally anti-abortion if he won’t legislate that way? (54:38)

— Focus on the Family wants you to stop saying they support gay conversion therapy… even though they totally support gay conversion therapy. (1:00:55)

— Is Jim Carrey mocking Christians with his portrait of someone who looks a lot like Sarah Huckabee Sanders? (1:06:20)

— Why do Donald Trump‘s political endorsements matter more to evangelicals than Mike Pence‘s? (1:11:24)

Richard Dawkins will offer free translated versions of his books in several languages. (1:17:10)

— This is the worst book about atheists I’ve read in a long time. (1:21:20)

— We answer a listener’s question! (1:28:14)

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