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A Lying Pastor Claimed There’s No Pandemic

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

Pastor John MacArthur told his congregation “There is no pandemic.” Yes. There. Is. He misinterpreted scientific data. (0:54)

— Christian Right activist Eric Metaxas sucker punched a protester after Trump’s RNC speech. (10:45)

— Ark Encounter finally settled its infamous rain damage lawsuit. (14:30)

— Is Liberty University’s investigation into Jerry Falwell, Jr.‘s tenure going to be legitimate? (18:39)

— This Christian radio host says men should avoid smart women because they have emotional needs in bed. (30:20)

— Conservative Christians are complaining about California’s SB 145 because they don’t understand what it does. (36:10)

— Research shows public schools may be discriminating against Muslim and atheist families. (47:41)

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Jerry Falwell’s Holy Trinity

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

The. Pool. Boy.

Jerry Falwell, Jr. resigned!

— Falwell will get a $10.5 million severance package from Liberty U.

Becki Falwell allegedly performed oral sex on a former Liberty student.

— Liberty seriously wanted to know which classes students were excited about the most.

— If you’re curious about the siege at Waco, listen to the amazing American Scandal podcast series about it.

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Was the DNC’s Faith Outreach Too Much?

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

— Our thoughts on the Democratic National Convention. (0:22)

— Evangelist Franklin Graham said there was an “absence of God” during the DNC. What was he watching?! (6:29)

— Florida State Rep. Kim Daniels, one of the worst Democrats in the country, lost her primary. Thank goodness! (16:55)

— Broadcaster Thom Brennaman said WHAT during a broadcast? (20:53)

— A former LGBTQ-themed talk show host hurled anti-LGBTQ slurs at someone who told him to wear a mask. (27:41)

— Should this Catholic mother have disconnected the internet to punish her atheist son? (30:14)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib has joined the Congressional Freethought Caucus! (38:00)

— The likely QAnon congressional candidate from Georgia once tried to get two Muslim congresswomen to retake their oaths on the Bible. (42:13

— Can evangelicals convince other Christians to follow the science when it comes to COVID? (47:16)

— Ark Encounter is planning a Christian music festival. Like everything they do, it’s underwhelming. (53:27)

— Singer James Blunt once got scurvy from eating only meat to prove his manliness. Go vegetarian, everyone. (56:00)

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Conservatives Can’t Handle WAP

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

— Our friend Ed Brayton has died. (0:30)

— How many people does Pastor John MacArthur want to hurt before he’ll come to his senses? (5:55)

— A Christian mom said masks and social distancing are Pagan rituals. The school board was listening. (11:55)

— If you don’t know her, you’re going to love Wisconsin Democrat Kelda Roys who just won her primary for state senate. (16:29)

— Here are all the non-religious candidates running for state and federal office in November. (21:30)

— Secular Democrats of America are planning an incredible inaugural event. (24:08)

— A 90-year-old man has come out as gay! (26:31)

— Conservatives can’t handle the new Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion song “WAP.” (29:35)

— Democrats are hardly a godless party no matter what MAGA cultist Robert Jeffress says. (40:15)

— Liberty University has a new anti-gay Jerry at its helm. (42:40)

— A long discussion about Kamala Harris. (45:00)

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