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February 2024

Sam Alito’s Fake Christian Persecution

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— Alabama Supreme Court cites “wrath of a holy God” while claiming frozen embryos are “children.” (0:43)

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Sam Alito is big mad that anti-gay Christians were struck from the jury in a case about a lesbian. (29:57)

— Former Hillsong leader Brian Houston insists he wasn’t searching for “ladies and girls” online. (47:42)

— Texas school board trustees snuck an evangelical film crew into a public school. (1:01:18)

— Congress members call out “ill-qualified hate preacher” who gave invocation. (1:09:07)

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The Fair Reputation of White Evangelical Christians

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— Telling the truth about modern evangelical Christianity means admitting it’s harmful. (1:12)

— Christian Nationalist Jason Rapert thwarted in attempt to block funds for public libraries. (40:24)

— After atheist’s invocation, Tavares (FL) City Council lets Christian give replacement prayer. (53:28)

— Christian hate group leader claims fellow hate group isn’t hate group. (59:50)

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GOP Tries to Ban Satanic Displays

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— Two students may have prevented a school board from saying Christian prayers at meetings. (0:49)

— Arizona bill would ban Satanic displays on public property. (11:18)

— Iowa Republican files bill to ban “Satanism on state property.” (21:00)

— Are pastors ethical? Survey shows their reputation for honesty is at an all-time low. (35:22)

— Texas lawmaker: I want Christian chaplains in schools to “put God back in government.” (44:36)

— Iowa Republicans want public schools to hire untrained Christian chaplains. (49:35)

— Florida lawmakers are trying to shove untrained religious chaplains in public schools. (54:08)

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Alastair Begg’s Christian Wedding Debacle

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Jessica and I spoke about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— Oregon lawmaker tries to walk back comment that atheists are unfit for public office. (0:42)

— A proposed Satanic school helped derail a vote to repeal Idaho’s Blaine Amendment. (21:29)

— Christian radio host punished after advising grandma to attend transgender wedding. (33:45)

— An Oklahoma GOP lawmaker wants to ban single people from sexting each other. (53:20)

— Did a public school in Texas figure out how to legally hoist a Christian flag? (1:10:40)

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