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January 2020

The Church That Doesn’t Want Old People

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

Donald Trump appeared at the misnamed “March for Life.” (0:25)

— Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has an important question about God. (5:29)

— Was a church wrong for telling old members to get out? (11:03)

— The Church of England reiterates that only straight married people can have sex. (14:52)

— A survey shows that atheists know more about the Holocaust\ than Christians. (19:10)

— This controversy over invocations in Berea, Kentucky will inevitably lead to a lawsuit. (28:13)

— Conservative Dennis Prager says private conversations aren’t an accurate reflection of someone’s character. (35:14)

— Utah (!) has finally banned gay conversion torture. (43:20)

— An Indiana legislator wants to make his anti-abortion bill immune to lawsuits. (45:25)

— The Supreme Court heard a case that could upend church/state separation. (50:05)

Mike Pence spoke at a church where a pastor delivered a rabidly anti-gay sermon. Because of course he did. (55:00)

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The Rainbow Sweater That Got a Girl Expelled

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

— A Christian school expelled a girl for wearing a rainbow sweater. (4:36)

— There’s a papal fight over priestly celibacy! (11:33)

— Oklahoma could make 2020 the “Year of the Bible.” (15:18)

— Christian non-profits are turning into “churches” to avoid transparency. (18:39)

— This Christian woman drove her car into oncoming traffic because she thought God was testing her faith. (25:10)

— The Christian Moms are very mad over a harmless Burger King commercial. (27:31)

— Should a juror have been ejected for saying God told her the suspect was not guilty? (30:13)

— A city council in New York got rid of the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings. (37:55)

— A Missouri lawmaker has filed a bill to punish librarians who let kids check out “inappropriate” books. (40:47)

— The Trump administration issued useless rules to protect “religious liberty.” (49:02)

— And a long rant about politics and the Oscars.

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The LDS Church Got Sued for Doing the Right Thing

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

— The Mormon Church is being sued for turning in a child abuser. (0:22)

— Britain’s “most prolific rapist” was a good guy, according to his church. (7:31)

— Conservatives want to torture a suffering baby by keeping her alive when there’s no hope of recovery. (12:44)

— A new ad from a GOP group highlights the hypocrisy of Trump-loving evangelical Christians. (18:18)

— This conservative doesn’t think fictional women can handle swords. (24:41)

— A Brazilian judge told Netflix to temporarily pull a comedy film featuring a gay Jesus because it’s offending Christians. The Supreme Court overruled him. (31:19)

— A Christian woman is suing the Postal Service for not allowing her to use self-designed Jesus stamps. (34:05)

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The Splitting of the United Methodist Church

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

— Some potentially interesting personal news from Hemant… (1:00)

— A whole bunch of Congress members want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. (15:45)

— The United Methodist Church is breaking up over the issue of whether love matters. (30:06)

Pope Francis smacked a woman’s hand and we can’t even complain about it. (38:40)

— Massachusetts may drop its requirement for minors to get permission before an abortion. (42:04)

— Christian “coach” Dave Daubenmire has a new reason to oppose interracial marriage: He went to a zoo. (45:38)

— One reason white evangelicals love Trump? They’re as opposed to immigration as he is. (49:42)

— Conservative Dennis Prager doesn’t care about anything Anne Frank wrote because he doesn’t get his wisdom from teenagers. Or anyone else for that matter. (58:19)

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