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Benny Hinn Lied About Rejecting Seed Money

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

— Televangelist Benny Hinn renounced “seed money.” That didn’t last long. (0:50)

— If you ever get cast on Saturday Night Live, maybe rethink everything you’ve said that’s online. (6:38)

— Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell, Jr. is even more corrupt than we knew. (17:14)

— Quarterback Drew Brees made a video for an anti-gay hate group and doesn’t want to admit that’s a problem. (23:31)

— Christian lawmaker Jason Rapert doesn’t want you to see him answer questions truthfully. (34:10)

— The anti-gay Christian owner of a wedding venue will now allow gay couples after intense backlash. Should she be praised? (42:53)

— A Tennessee lawmaker wants to get rid of higher education to prevent people from becoming liberal. (51:30)

— North Carolina’s Republican Party hijacked the state government with a lie on 9/11. (56:05)

— A bunch of awful Christians have a bunch of awful things to say about a pastor who died by suicide. (59:13)

— A student charged with sexual assault was set free because he’s “high achieving.” (1:06:38)

— California is cracking down on fake vaccine exemptions. (1:09:00)

— Check out the film Islam & the Future of Tolerance! Podcast listeners who go to that link and purchase the HD version can use the code “10OFF” to get 10% off the price.

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Does the Bible Ban Interracial Marriage?

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

— A Christian-owned wedding venue won’t permit mixed-race couples to get married there… because the Bible. (0:30)

— Does a former “gay conversion” therapy leader deserve forgiveness now that he’s on the other side? (23:30)

— A Tennessee Catholic school banned Harry Potter books because the curses are real. (Seriously.) (39:41)

— Alleged child molester Roy Moore still thinks Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to serve in Congress. (45:03)

— What caused the mass shooting in Odessa, Texas? Apparently, the teaching of evolution. (52:33)

— A Texas lawmaker insists he won’t do anything useful to prevent gun violence. (54:13)

— The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City shouldn’t be doing a sex abuse investigation by itself. (57:11)

— This pastor has a Manhood Checklist. (1:00:14)

— Check out the film Islam & the Future of Tolerance! Podcast listeners who go to that link and purchase the HD version can use the code “10OFF” to get 10% off the price.

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The DNC Acknowledged the Humanity of Atheists

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

— A grocery store cashier is being hailed as a Christian martyr for making lines longer. (4:11)

— Carroll County, MD finally accepted that their Christian prayers at meetings were illegal. It’ll cost them $125,000. (6:28)

— In Bangladesh, women no longer have to declare themselves virgins on their marriage licenses. (13:50)

— An atheist resigned from a Virginia women-focused committee after her old anti-religion tweets came to light. (15:22)

Jerry Falwell, Jr. A handsome young man. A generous business deal. No, not the Pool Boy. This is another one. (21:05)

— A preacher said he saw two babies raised from the dead in the past week. Don’t bother looking for video. (30:14)

— A MI candidate for city council withdrew after backlash for saying she wanted a white community. (34:50)

— The Democratic Party passed a resolution acknowledging the values of non-religious Americans. Somehow, this is controversial. (40:20)

— A New Mexico city is trying to crowdfund its legal bills over an illegal Ten Commandments monument. It’s not going well. (45:47)

— A lawsuit against Ark Encounter says the Creationists didn’t pay their fair share of taxes, hurting local schools. (49:37)

— Kentucky will have to pay $225,000 for Kim Davis’ bigotry. And Davis herself may be held liable for it. (55:22)

— An appeals court says it’s legal for the Pennsylvania State House to block atheists from giving invocations. (57:20)

— Check out the film Islam & the Future of Tolerance! Podcast listeners who go to that link and purchase the HD version can use the code “10OFF” to get 10% off the price.

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Q & A!

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This week, Jessica and I (who are both gone this weekend) discussed various questions relating to atheism:

— Are you afraid of Hell? (1:39)

— Why do so many atheists care about LGBTQ rights? (4:00)

— Is it hypocritical for atheists to celebrate Christmas? (7:00)

— Why not just accept other people’s religious beliefs? (10:44)

— How do we educate ourselves about religion? (14:50)

— How does being an atheist play out in our daily lives? (22:01)

— What’s the worst thing about being around other atheists? (24:10)

— Is being an atheist inherently selfish? (26:30)

— How does evolution affect our beliefs? (29:00)

— Are atheists too angry? (33:30)

— Will we see more atheists running for office in 2020? (36:00)

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