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Marriage Isn’t Permission for Sexual Assault

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

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— A Bronx pastor has resigned after telling men the “best person to rape is your wife.” (3:59)

— Christians can apparently “cast out” their vaccines by asking God. (15:16)

Reptile alien. Sex. Jesus. Xerxes. Gargoyles. (20:11)

— An anti-gay Christian florist will pay $5,000 to settle a case after discriminating against a gay customer. (27:15)

— Church vandalism would end more quickly if religious leaders took criticism seriously. (35:40)

— A wannabe GOP governor says straight relationships are “superior” to gay ones. (44:11)

— A judge effectively tossed out a lawsuit against a Catholic school accused of being “too woke.” (48:25)

— There’s yet another lawsuit against Liberty University. (54:19)

— A Florida man was charged with 1,200 counts of sexual abuse and incest after raising the topic with his pastor. (59:16)

— A GOP lawmaker said gay people living in fear are just facing the “normal consequences” of their “choices.” (1:04:30)

— Most Americans don’t blame God for all the suffering in the world. (1:09:46)

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The Magdalene Laundries of Texas

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

— This Christian “maternity ranch” in Texas meant to help new mothers is horrifying for so many reasons. (0:41)

— “We have to have one religion,” says MAGA cultist Michael Flynn. (27:39)

Pastor Mark Burns, who’s running for Congress, is calling for all laws that contradict his interpretation of the Bible to be declared illegal. (29:49)

— A Christian news editor is resigning over the rightward shift of his parent company. (34:44)

— A conservative writer who thinks FFRF is a “hate group” seems to agree with everything they’re saying. (45:08)

— A pastor who created a COVID outbreak says he was just doing “what God wanted.” (52:40)

— Catholic bishop. Satanic erotica. Pig semen. (54:57)

— The New Orleans Archdiocese is paying over $1 million to settle a case involving lies they told FEMA after Hurricane Katrina. (57:55)

— One of the Republicans trying to win the party’s nomination for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat is a guy who literally said of his opponent, “But he’s Jewish!” (1:02:53)

— Two Christian groups are suing over the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate because it’s a “sin against God’s holy word.” (1:08:40)

— The Supreme Court doesn’t seem to care about “religious freedom” when it involves a death row inmate. (1:10:45)

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A Cash Prize Still Doesn’t Prove the Afterlife Exists

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

— Conservatives are furious over a Twix ad that isn’t by Twix and isn’t an ad. (7:20)

— A hate-preacher insisted that boys who grow up in a church like his will “100%” grow up to be straight. (18:47)

— There was a $1.8 million essay contest for anyone with evidence of the afterlife. The money will be handed out, but the evidence? Still doesn’t exist. (25:07)

— Should Republicans pander to gay voters? (36:24)

— A Virginia school board wants to get rid of all “sexually explicit” books… and burn them. (46:49)

— A Christian “segregation academy” held an anti-LGBTQ seminar for parents. (53:39)

— A North Carolina restaurant turned a one-star “Satanic” review into a keepsake T-shirt. (59:41)

Pastor Greg Locke really wants to get subpoenaed. (1:01:40)

— An anti-LGBTQ pastor was nominated to the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission… until public pressure caused him to step away. (1:07:32)

— The Biden administration is undoing a rule allowing taxpayer-funded groups to discriminate on the basis of religion. (1:11:12)

Aaron Rodgers and the Homeopathic Vaccine

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

— In New Jersey, an openly atheist state representative won his bid for state senate. (2:11)

Aaron Rodgers thought he could get away with a homeopathic COVID vax substitute. (10:30)

— If being the father to a known molester is your biggest claim to fame right now, maybe don’t run for office on a platform of promoting family values, Jim Bob Duggar. (24:14)

— A pastor arrested for soliciting sex from a minor was preaching just days later. (30:01)

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Richard Dawkins says the scientific definition of women excludes trans women, so does that make him anti-trans? (36:10)

— A hate-preacher is using Dave Chappelle‘s latest special to trash trans people. (49:00)

— A coalition of atheist groups are urging the Supreme Court to uphold a ban on Maine taxpayers funding religious schools. (54:59)

— Most white evangelicals wish America was a Christian-only bubble. (1:03:34)

— We lost Bobbie Kirkhart, a longtime atheist activist and tireless defender of church/state separation. (1:12:58)

— The HPV vaccine is working wonders. (1:08:04)

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