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The Modern Legacy of the Spanish Inquisition

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

— The Department of Education plans to rescind Trump-era regulations promoting faith-based discrimination at college. (3:11)

— The Spanish Inquisition still affects Spain today, say researchers. (11:50)

— An anti-vaxxer Catholic cardinal is in the hospital due to COVID. (20:52)

— A Disney Channel actress cited the Bible in a deranged anti-mask rant in front of her TN school board. (29:36)

— How much criticism does former Purity Culture advocate Joshua Harris deserve for offering a course to help people who feel shame about sex? (36:29)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is very mad that you care about trans pronouns. (1:04:05)

— A former Kansas lawmaker is joining the staff of American Atheists. (1:14:59)

Stop Asking for Religious Exemptions to Mask Mandates

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

Pat Robertson says he’ll live to 120. (4:08)

— These parents want their kid to have a religious exemption to mask mandates and his school isn’t having any of it. (10:08)

— A pastor accidentally admitted from jail that there’s a second assault victim. (14:44)

— An 8-year-old boy was charged with blasphemy in Pakistan. (20:13)

— Anti-LGBTQ bigotry may be driving young evangelical Christians away from their churches. (25:07)

— A Russian woman sued McDonalds for tempting her so much, she broke her fast during Lent. (33:11)

— A Florida pastor is pushing for more vaccinations after 6 people died of COVID in under two weeks. (35:16)

— A Giant Christian Cross went up in Mississippi for $240,000. (40:35)

— The One Angry Mom is mad at Gonzo for wearing a dress. (45:45)

— Christian radio host Jesse Lee Peterson thinks AOC wanted to get assaulted during the insurrection. (49:40)

— A “conversion therapy” group owes $3.5 million for ignoring a court order. (57:26)

Kent Hovind Was Arrested

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

— An Oregon official who’s gay was threatened by a Christian with a rock. (0:45)

— Donors are suing the ministry of the late Christian apologist and predator Ravi Zacharias for deceiving them. (5:50)

— This Catholic priest is furious that kids sang “Imagine” at the Olympics opening ceremonies. (14:09)

— Louisiana’s attorney general wrote a letter to help Christians, and only Christians, get mask exemptions. (20:19)

— Creationist Kent Hovind was arrested for domestic violence. (34:45)

— This is a bad reason to not ban child marriage. (47:48)

— For women growing up in Purity Culture, even married sex isn’t fun. (56:23) 

Sarah Palin might run for Senate if God wants her to. (1:05:23)

GOP Senator Asks Biden Nominee If He Believes in God

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

— A GOP senator asked a Biden nominee if he believed in God. (1:19)

— An Ohio church invited a transphobic speaker and can’t handle the backlash. (17:13)

— What is going on with Hobby Lobby and the Gilgamesh tablet? (29:00)

— A preacher claimed to have proof of God’s powers. We know he’s lying. (37:39)

Mark Driscoll‘s former elders say he shouldn’t be preaching. Too little, too late. (46:33)

— Facebook is helping churches now. Oh no… (58:39)

— A Catholic priest says residential school survivors are lying to make money. (1:04:05)

Pastor Greg Locke says he’ll kick you out of his church if you’re wearing a mask. (1:07:07)