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When Is It “Immoral” to Give Birth?

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

— Anti-trans Christians are not sure if they can support Republican Caitlyn Jenner for governor. (2:20)

— The Lutheran church just elected its first transgender bishop. (13:38)

Richard Dawkins isn’t a fan of your child with Down syndrome. (19:10)

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— Evangelist Franklin Graham wants people to get vaccinated. (53:52)

— Hindu sect in the U.S. sued for paying next-to-nothing for labor brought in from India. (1:02:07)

Ernest Angley, a hypocritical and cruel televangelist, has died. (1:05:50)

— Younger Jewish Americans are more secular than ever before, but fundamentalism is still on the rise. (1:13:40)

— Some German priests plan to bless same-sex couples in defiance of Catholic Church policy. (1:18:57)

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What Did Josh Duggar Do Now?

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

— A juror looked to God, not evidence, and now an appeals court has overturned a verdict because of it. (0:45)

Josh Duggar‘s latest awful crimes. (16:04)

— Why are Florida officials correcting atheists’ invocations? (31:12)

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— A Christian lawmaker in Kansas released an insane statement after kicking a child. (43:20)

— Who wants to tell this Louisiana Republican leader that slavery isn’t okay? (1:01:11)

— A Christian college says it didn’t realize abusing children was harmful decades ago. (1:09:40)

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The WASP Who Wants “Sexetarys” at Work

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

Josh Duggar is in jail! But for what…? (2:10)

— This is one wild letter to the editor from a self-described WASP. (9:00)

— A Canadian politician defended conversion therapy by talking about a woman who wanted to escape “lesbian activity.” It spawned a hashtag. (26:00)

— An Alaska GOP Senate candidate thinks church/state separation is a hoax. (30:10)

— Catholic bishops don’t want Joe Biden to receive communion so the rules may change. (38:48)

— If this is your criticism of Kamala Harris, maybe keep it to yourself. (46:53)

Newt Gingrich is very bothered by rainbow flags at U.S. embassies. (56:33)

— Australia’s prime minister said he’s doing God’s work in office. (59:48)

— Christian Prophets want some standards! (1:05:49)

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The Chaos Around Richard Dawkins

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

— The continuing saga involving Richard Dawkins and his anti-trans tweets. (1:26)

— A couple said “God” told them to get married at a mansion that they didn’t own or rent. (54:11)

— A Georgia church kicked out a member for being happy in a same-sex relationship. (1:00:10)

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