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The Bible is Just a Collection of Florida Man Stories

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

Jerry Falwell, Jr. just got sued by Liberty University. (0:59)

— The problems with Richard Dawkinscomments about trans people. (7:23)

— A West Virginia lawmaker sank a sensible life-saving suicide prevention bill by blaming the teaching of evolution. (24:56)

— The Bible makes way more sense as a series of Florida Man stories. (32:39)

— The Melania-loving misogynistic pastor is back. (33:59)

— I think this pastor just threatened me. (43:33)

— A Polish town that declared itself “free of LGBT” now wants to take it back. (45:00)

— The Mormon Church is on the verge of excommunicating a sex therapist who puts science over dogma. (48:12)

— An atheist is suing L’Oreal for being subject to offensive slurs and proselytizing at work. (54:12)

— The MyPillow guy’s new free speech app restricts anti-Christian speech. (57:26)

— Iowa’s GOP governor used her position to raise over $30,000 for a private Christian school. (1:02:13)

— Secular Democrats outnumber White Evangelical Republicans. (1:04:51)

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Atheists No Longer Have to Swear to God to Vote in Alabama

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

— Atheists no longer have to swear an oath to God in order to vote in Alabama. (1:30)

— An anti-LGBTQ official in Alabama dropped his future Senate bid after his mistress revealed their taped conversations. (8:19)

— Tennessee Republicans are removing a ban on priests holding office… but not the part banning atheists from the same thing. (16:54)

— Tennessee’s Lt. Gov. found a clever way to block a bill making the Bible the Official State Book. (25:52)

— Texas wants lawyers for fetuses. (29:05)

— The Arkansas House passed a bill permitting the teaching of Creationism in science class. (32:56)

Jerry Falwell, Jr. told people to get vaccinated to own the libs. (37:05)

— A New York GOP official resigned after claiming gay people on an island would die in a few decades. (40:36)

— A Kentucky tax preparer is openly refusing to work with gay couples. (46:46)

— Creationists are mad that “higher standards” in science education mean not teaching Creationism. (50:33)

— This is a weird reason to not like Morgan Freeman. (1:05:20)

— The president of the Mormon Church said people with religious doubts are “lazy learners.” (1:13:09)

The Outrage Over Lil Nas X and “Satan Shoes”

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

— Conservative Christians can’t handle Lil Nas X and his Satan Shoes. (0:38)

— A church told a woman she was ineligible to win a fishing trip in a raffle because of her ladyparts. (14:20)

— Church attendance in America is at an all-time low. (23:45)

— Will not playing on the Sabbath hurt this baseball player’s career prospects? (30:37)

— A Christian school apologized for inviting a guest speaker who wasn’t anti-LGBTQ enough. (40:23)

— Evangelist Rick Joyner has five kids, all of whom reject his radical beliefs. (48:29

— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opposed a suicide hotline because it would help LGBTQ people. (56:52)

— A survey found that many Republicans don’t think Joe Biden is a real Catholic. (59:45)

— A Colorado town sold part of a public cemetery to a boy scout so he could promote Christianity. (1:02:56)

— An Oklahoma teacher called trans people “sinful” in class; a student exposed her words. (1:09:35)

GOP Senator Opposes Sabbath-Day Voting

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

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— Republican senator Cindy Hyde-Smith opposes Sunday voting because that’s the Sabbath Day. (0:42)

Franklin Graham infuriated Christians after urging them to get vaccinated. (8:40)

— Half of Republican men say they won’t get vaccinated, but their family members are trying to change their minds. (13:11)

— A Christian doesn’t want Robert E. Lee High School to change its name because Jesus didn’t oppose slavery. (16:34)

Ted Cruz says liberals get angry over “thoughts and prayers” because they hate God. (19:35)

— Will suing the Mormon Church for fraud work? (22:31)

— Australian politicians are having sex in the Parliament prayer room. (31:15)

— Should the government remove roadside memorial crosses? (36:01)

— A survivor of the Colorado shooting returned to the scene to declare that Jesus won. (46:40)

— Panera Bread is being sued for religious discrimination by a Pagan employee. (52:54)

— An Arkansas law would allow Christian doctors to refuse service to trans people. (1:01:34)