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February 2020

Eugenics “Works,” Says Richard Dawkins

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

— Students near Seattle protested after their Catholic school fired two teachers in same-sex relationships. (0:22)

— A Christian political group posted a survey about how much people wanted Christian politicians. It didn’t go well. (9:55)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar needs a much better answer on how big to make the Democrats’ “big tent.” (14:30)

— High school girls are suing to prevent trans athletes from competing against them. (21:26)

— A professor who refused to call a student by the proper pronoun has lost his legal challenge. (22:22)

— Holy Land Experience, a Christian theme park, looks like it’ll be shutting down soon. (24:24)

— For some reason, Richard Dawkins wants you to know that eugenics works. (28:30)

— A satirical pro-Trump road sign was a bit too realistic for many. (43:22)

— Two Christian girls want other young women to know self-affirmations are the WORST. (45:00)

— A Tennessee man is accused of beating his wife because of what she wore to church. (47:47)

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The Foiled Biblical Oil Scheme

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

— Televangelist Jim Bakker has a silver potion that allegedly cures everything. And we mean everything. (0:38)

— A couple of Christians were caught in a wacky biblical oil scheme. (4:40)

— A Catholic priest wants to take back his “pedophilia doesn’t kill anyone” comment. (12:35)

— Why do liberals dislike Donald Trump? Because, according to one preacher, he’s too manly. (19:03)

Rush Limbaugh says kids can’t handle a president Pete Buttigieg because of the gay. (21:41)

— Tennessee lawmakers want to institute a tampon tax. (29:29)

— 60% of Americans say they’d vote for an atheist president. (34:15)

— Our government gave a proselytizing ministry more than $500,000. (38:25)

— The Air Force will finally allow non-Christians to wear religious items. (43:00)

— Questioning Trump’s pro-life stance is apparently a bad move if you’re an evangelical. (44:36)

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Mitt Romney Did the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason

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

Donald Trump, without a hint of irony, said he doesn’t like when religion is used to justify anything improper. (2:45)

— FOX News is furious that Mitt Romney cited his religion when voting to impeach Trump. (6:20)

— Conservatives are still furious over the Super Bowl halftime show. (9:50)

— A pastor said God is the only reason he hasn’t murdered one of his critics. (22:28)

— No UK venue wants to make money off of Christian bigot Franklin Graham. (25:10)

— A Christian activist said he would vote for Trump over Jesus. (27:38)

— The ACLU held an LGBTQ Day at the Indiana Statehouse. (31:22)

— Indiana rolled back a proposal to help pregnant women in the workplace. (33:49)

— A 4-year-old is dead because his anti-vaxxer mom didn’t give him Tamiflu. (37:30)

— This new Starbucks ad about a trans teen is fantastic. (43:04)

— Planned Parenthood is expanding in Kentucky. (46:00)

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