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The Conservatives Lawyers Weren’t Worth It

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

— Wentzville, Missouri will pay the price for trying to silence an atheist who criticized their “In God We Trust” sign. (0:58)

— A white Kansas county commissioner told a black woman that he belonged to the “master race.” (4:35)

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Colbert talked about religion once again, and it’s a joy to watch. (9:43)

— A 19-year-old progressive woman was elected to the New Hampshire State House. She ran after a sitting official insulted her. (12:00)

— The conservative lawyers in a major church/state separation case aren’t getting all the money they wanted because the judge said they’re greedy. (15:40)

— Kentucky’s governor is blaming mass shootings on zombies and abortions. (24:48)

— An awful video game lets you shoot LGBTQ people. (27:52)

— This Christian ministry’s contract with a public school district is bananas. (31:12)

Zayn Malik of One Direction says he’s not a Muslim. (40:19)

— Some Republicans in a Texas county want to oust a local leader because he’s Muslim. (44:04)

— People did not like these rainbow poppies on Remembrance Day. (49:38)

— After an anti-gay Christian burned LGBTQ library books, an atheist raised over $1,000 to replace them. (53:37)

— Why doesn’t the media cover religion with more skepticism? (57:00)

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What We Learned from the Midterms

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

— Atheism, politics, and the consequences of the midterm elections! We discussed canvassing for a great candidate, the atheists who were elected, and what the GOP Senate majority could do to the courts. (1:00)

— The anti-gay county clerk from Kentucky, Kim Davis, is now out of a job having lost her re-election bid. (39:08)

— The Trump administration wants to make it even harder for women to obtain birth control. (45:15)

— The mother of a mass shooting victim says she doesn’t want anyone’s thoughts and prayers. She just wants gun control. (48:40)

Michelle Obama conceived her daughters through IVF. (51:07)

— Here’s a FOX News story you may enjoy… (53:07)

— Hemant will be speaking in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday night! It’s free. Come! (58:00)

— Students at a high school outside of Chicago were sent swastikas on their phones. (59:20)

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The Disturbing Responses to the Synagogue Shooting

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

Kellyanne Conway blamed the synagogue shooting on anti-religiosity, not anti-Semitism. (3:04)

— Don’t invite a Jews for Jesus rabbi to speak after a mass shooting of Jewish people. (10:32)

— Muslims covered the funeral expenses for victims of anti-Semitic mass shooting. (16:35)

— Did the University of Utah properly handle the death of a student? (19:05)

— Don’t ever go to a gynecologist who does this. (21:30)

— The Pakistani Supreme Court overturned a death sentence for Asia Bibi. Will she be safe? (23:50)

— A Washington State Rep. wrote “Biblical Basis for War” manifesto. (29:50)

— Attorney Michael Avenatti may run for president as the Great White Democratic Hope. (33:22)

— Some young evangelicals are realizing Democrats practice what Christians preach. (36:40)

— In Alberta, a patient had to discuss end of life care on the sidewalk because a Catholic hospital wouldn’t allow it inside. (43:20)

— A Catholic bishop allegedly told kids that Santa doesn’t exist. (47:44)

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Caitlyn Jenner’s Selfish Apology

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

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

— Tasmania may remove gender from birth certificates. (3:55)

— The Trump administration may revoke legal protections for transgender people. (8:35)

— Ark Encounter attendance is still dropping faster than ever. (18:18)

Astrological chapstick is now a thing. (20:37)

— The Museum of the Bible realized five of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake. Who wants to tell them…? (22:47)

— If the Australian prime minister apologized for abuses in the Catholic Church, does it matter? (29:38)

— Anti-vaxxers got Arizona to scrap its vaccine education program. (35:55)

— Should anyone accept Caitlyn Jenner‘s apology for supporting Donald Trump despite his actions against transgender people? (41:36)

— Most evangelicals don’t understand their core beliefs, according to a new survey. (51:28)

— A rabbi wants people to avoid online ordination for weddings. He doesn’t get the problem with that. (1:09:03)

— This pastor thinks Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be executed for treason. (1:17:09)

— Is it okay for parents to swear around their children? (1:19:36)

— How do you meet atheists when you’re new in town? (1:20:21)

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