Taxpayers Aren’t Funding Churches… Yet

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

— Donald Trump is signing bibles for victims of the tornado in Alabama. (0:25)

— I’m giving talks next week in Tampa and Orlando! Come on by, people of Florida! (4:14)

— The Supreme Court won’t hear a case involving taxpayers funding church renovations. (5:38)

— A boy has tetanus. A kid has measles. A major study of 650,000 patients found no link between vaccines and autism. Will vaccine deniers ever accept reality? (13:15)

— A college dean resigned from her position (but not the school) after the campus said no to bringing a Chick-fil-A on campus. (26:55)

— Utah is about to make premarital sex legal. Which means it wasn’t legal. (31:08)

— A Christian firefighter is suing his department because they wouldn’t let him grow a beard. (36:20)

— The GOP is confirming anti-church/state separation judges at a rapid rate. (39:36)

— For the second time, a patient was cured of HIV! (43:03)

— Planned Parenthood and the American Medical Association are suing the Trump administration for punishing family planning clinics that refer women for abortions. (44:42)

Changing your religion before marriage is the lowest form of religious conversion. (47:20)

— Was it sensible or cowardly for a high school Christian wrestler to forfeit matches to avoid matches with girls? (50:30)

— Did you know drive-thru ashes were a thing on Ash Wednesday? (58:00)

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