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April 2019

The Tragedy at Notre Dame

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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 Notre Dame fire is a tragedy no matter what you think about religion. (3:00)

— Gallup says church membership is at an all-time low. (14:50)

— A preacher claims Pete Buttigieg will turn the country into a “homocracy.” (29:47)

— Evangelicals released a statement on artificial intelligence. It’s anti-gay. (41:25)

— A Christian donor said she wouldn’t give money to a fundraiser for a baby with cancer because her parents are lesbians. (46:20)

— An Ohio pastor told kids to beat him up… to teach them a lesson about Jesus. (50:04)

— The Texas House passed a radical anti-abortion bill that misleads the public. (54:35)

— The Tennessee House voted to amend its Constitution to include a shout-out to “Almighty God.” (58:50)

— Republicans are dismissing science as a “Democrat thing.” (1:01:53)

— An Italian court censored an atheist group’s perfectly fine ad. (1:03:26)

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Pete Buttigieg vs. Mike Pence

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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.

— Hemant is speaking near Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Sunday! Come watch! (0:38)

— Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas doesn’t think atheists are trustworthy. (1:34)

— An Illinois billboard welcomes Missouri women who want abortions without obstacles. (7:59)

— Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg isn’t a real Christian, say Religious Right figures who have ruined Christianity. (10:12)

Mike Huckabee blamed weak Christians for allowing gender roles to break down. (19:10)

— A now-scuttled Texas bill would have punished women with the death penalty for having an abortion. (27:07)

— Ohio Republicans have signed into law an abortion ban that goes into effect before some women even know they’re pregnant. (31:21)

Lori Loughlin says God is helping her cope with the role in the college admissions scandal. (33:18)

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI broke his silence to offer horrible excuses for the Church’s sex abuse scandal. (36:10)

— The black hole! (39:47)

— The Catholic University of America wants to ban the top 200 adult websites. It won’t work. (44:41)

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The Mormon Church is Slightly Less Anti-Gay Now

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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.

— Hemant is speaking near Chapel Hill, North Carolina next Sunday! Come watch! (0:24)

— The Mormon Church has changed its rules to be a little less anti-gay. (0:56)

— Atheists are calling on Mississippi to offer a free alternative to the default “In God We Trust” license plate. (7:54)

— This is the worst Christian take on the election of Lori Lightfoot to mayor of Chicago. (14:09)

— Texas will ban all chaplains from execution chambers instead of allowing a Buddhist priest to enter the room with an inmate. (17:01)

— House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. (21:03)

— A North Dakota legislator was very upset by a Hindu invocation because the man didn’t pray to the “One True God.” (23:21)

— We finally have an openly Humanist member of Congress. It’s official! (26:30)

— An Arizona information hotline may lose funding because 0.0003% of calls last year asked about abortion services. (29:39)

— An unvaccinated kid may have exposed hundreds of people to measles in California. (35:30)

— Liberty University’s Title IX violation form shows you how little they care. (40:45)

— A guest of FOX News’ Laura Ingraham said transgender people are trying to “create a new species.” (43:20)

— The HPV vaccine has been linked to a serious drop in cervical disease. (46:29)

Donald Trump doesn’t understand windmills. (47:35)

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