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Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.
— Should Catholic Church confessionals about child abuse be reported to the cops? (2:01)
— Apparently, Australia doesn’t exist. (9:45)
— Two Christian women released a marriage checklist. It’s disturbing. (13:14)
— In Alberta, religious schools want the ability to “out” members of Gay-Straight Alliances to their parents. (26:00)
— PA State Rep. Brian Sims had a one-finger salute for Mike Pence. (36:27)
— “Hot Dog Water” isn’t a thing. But people are buying it. (39:13)
— Focus on the Family doesn’t care about families being ripped apart by Donald Trump. (43:05)
— Country musician Rory Feek accepted his gay daughter’s marriage. Now Christian bookstores won’t sell his memoir. (45:54)
— Gwyneth Paltrow‘s GOOP tried to get more scientific… and failed. (53:36)
— The governor of Texas promised a dying boy that he would ban abortion completely. (59:26)
— Attorney General Jeff Sessions was accused of immigrant child abuse by 600 members of his own religion. (1:07:13)
— Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz won a huge settlement from the Southern Poverty Law Center (yay!) and the Religious Right is using it to their advantage (boo). (1:14:45)
— Can you separate art from the artist? (1:27:03)
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