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Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.
— Willow Creek megachurch’s founder Bill Hybels has now been accused of sexually harassing his assistant decades ago, and the lead pastor quit as a result. (2:15)
— Jeff Sessions‘ “Religious Freedom Task Force” is just a government program to help conservative Christians discriminate against groups they hate. (18:09)
— Child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church would stop if only seminaries required applicants to abstain from lust or masturbation for a year, says priest. (23:55)
— Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss no longer has his top science job at Arizona State after an investigation found that he groped a woman at a conference. But he’s still on the school’s payroll. (28:58)
— Want to volunteer with Franklin Graham‘s Samaritan’s Purse group to help with California wildfire relief efforts? You need to be anti-gay first. (36:44)
— There can be no compromise between LGBTQ Americans and conservative Christians. (41:59)
— Move over, bananas. Atheists have a new worst nightmare: Broccoli. (50:43)
— Pope Francis says the death penalty is never okay. Hallelujah! (55:02)
— A Mormon woman couldn’t get a Temple Recommend because she breastfed her baby in church. (1:04:27)
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