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December 2018

2018 in Review!

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

On this podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past year in news!

We covered a whole variety of topics, going month by month, so feel free to jump around and listen in at any point!

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The 500 Invisible Catholic Priests from Illinois

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

— The Catholic Church in IL didn’t disclose allegations against more than 500 priests. (1:42)

— The Christian Right’s Project Blitz is getting bigger in 2019. (10:58)

— After a teenager died of suicide, a Catholic priest condemned his actions during the funeral. (25:16)

— An Illinois school modified its graduation speech policy in order to permit Christian preaching. (34:53)

— There’s a new album designed for Christians to play when they’re making love. (41:27)

— Trust in clergy is at an all-time low. (44:52)

— A Miami church just got hit with a $7 million tax bill. (49:10)

— What podcasts would you recommend to a listener? (54:06)

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The “Generous” Pastor and His Expensive Car

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

Pastor John Gray, after denouncing “pulpit pimps,” gave his wife a $200,000 car. (0:30)

— There’s a financial scam that the Catholic Church says it has nothing to do with. How can anyone tell which one’s the scam? (6:59)

— A bishop said women who are sexually assaulted probably did something to deserve it. (10:15)

— The Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran decision is the basis for two conflicting legal battles. (14:30)

–Southern Baptists finally acknowledged their racist past. What about their bigoted present? (23:05)

— The Trump administration is cracking down on research that uses fetal tissues even if it could help treat HIV. (29:00)

— The child of atheist parents was discriminated against by her school, said a human rights tribunal, but her parents are still jerks. (32:55)

— There are sex advice message boards for abstinence-preaching conservative Christians. (42:52)

— A new poll finds¬†that atheism isn’t a political liability in certain situations. (47:29)

— A Christian author who said atheism and morality didn’t go together was caught having an affair. This is old news (sorry!) but a link about it is here. (53:40)

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The Allegations Against Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

— How seriously should we take the allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson? (1:14)

— Was a pastor who gave cash back to his congregation being generous? (28:45)

— A Lutheran pastor wants to melt down purity rings and turn them into a golden vagina. (36:45)

— How does a doctorate in End Times theology even work? (42:30)

— A psychic was arrested for scamming a woman out of $12,000.(48:30)

— Was a substitute teacher wrong to tell children Santa isn’t real? (53:28)

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