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Every Sperm is Sacred in Alabama

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

— Hemant’s new podcast has hit its Kickstarter goal! But it’s not too late to donate! (0:41)

— Alabama’s near-complete ban on abortion may backfire and even conservatives seem to understand it. (2:03)

— Conservative blogger Matt Walsh says it’s good to force rape victims to have babies because it’s proof of the rape. (8:28)

— In Michigan, an anti-abortion lawmaker said abortions should be painful because that’s what God wants. (16:13)

— A Christian broadcaster says pro-choice people will be repeatedly aborted in Hell. (27:30)

— The Catholic Church’s lobbying arm in Pennsylvania called a sexual abuse victim a “troll.” (31:22)

— A cartoon rat from “Arthur” got gay-married and conservatives were furious. (37:09)

— Non-religious Americans are more reliably Democratic than nearly every other group. Why don’t candidates care? (41:35)

— A pastor who raped his 14-year-old adopted daughter got a more lenient prison sentence because he’s a Christian. (47:44)

— Hate-preacher Steven Anderson has been banned from just about every country. (50:40)

— A Christian school turned Hemant into a personal project. (53:12)

— This is a horrible reason for why kids should say “God Bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance. (1:00:32)

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Jerry Falwell, Jr. Has a Racy Picture Problem

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Hemant’s new Pledge of Allegiance podcast is currently on Kickstarter! Please contribute!

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

— Hemant is working on a new podcast and could use your support! (0:30)

— I’m sad to say progressive Christian writer Rachel Held Evans has died. (6:50)

— The Catholic Church has new rules to stop sexual abuse. They don’t go far enough. (10:58)

— A new Gallup poll finds that 60% of Americans could support an atheist for president. (16:30)

— A Texas lawmaker says vaccines are “sorcery.” (22:43)

— A Kentucky student who sued over pro-vaccine policies… now has chickenpox. (26:26)

— A Texas church baptized a man only after he held up a sign saying he believed “a lie from the devil” that he was gay. (30:55)

— Tell us more about these racy pics, Jerry Falwell, Jr. (35:20)

— Georgia’s anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill is as extreme as anything we’ve ever seen. (41:07)

— A Georgia mayor was revealed to be a racist… and she’s not even the most racist person on the city council. (45:13)

— An Ohio lawmaker doesn’t understand how ectopic pregnancies work. (53:48)

— Watching porn is bad… if you’re a conservative Christian. (59:20)

— A Minnesota woman helped end her state’s “marital rape” exception in the law. (1:03:37)

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The GOP Repealed the Hippocratic Oath

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

Donald Trump announced new disastrous “religious freedom” exemptions for medical workers. (0:25)

Pete Buttigieg had a weird week when it came to vaccination policy. (3:50)

— The Alabama House just passed a bill making abortion a felony. But something good for abortion rights happened in Kansas! Seriously! (8:51)

— Why are these men not going to jail for their crimes? (10:48)

Pat Robertson, in rare form, said something sensible about Creationism. Now Creationists are complaining about it. (13:59)

— It wasn’t heartwarming to see a BYU valedictorian come out as gay at graduation because we know what comes next. (17:00)

— A Christian college covered up classical works of art in textbooks. (21:30)

— After a school shooting, a North Carolina church used the opportunity to win converts. (28:18)

— A college president said safe sex is a myth. (31:08)

— Navy sailors were told to applaud for Mike Pence as if they’re “at a strip club.” (35:03)

— Fundamentalist Christian Lori Alexander says wives should always have sex with their husbands because it won’t even take long. (36:45)

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Yellow Pocket Angel Eggs

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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.

— The Duggar family refuses to call them deviled eggs. (1:15)

— Right-wingers attacked Democrats for their Sri Lanka tweets, but Donald Trump‘s similar message was ignored. (5:15)

— This Kentucky restaurant’s anti-LGBTQ shirts make no sense. (9:49)

— The U.S. House can legally reject atheist invocations. (13:58)

— A court said Philadelphia’s taxpayer-funded foster care clinics can’t discriminate against same-sex couples (20:03)

— Evangelist Franklin Graham says Pete Buttigieg “flaunted” his homosexuality by existing, I guess. (22:28)

— A Maryland middle school almost canceled a play because there’s a same-sex couple in it. (25:20)

— Never take sex advice from a person who was a virgin until marriage. (28:45)

— A study said abstinence pledges hurt women’s reproductive health down the line. (This survey is actually from 2016; it’s not recent. Sorry!) (39:07)

— Racist Rep. Steve King says he knows what Jesus went through because people hate him, too. (43:27)

— Irish bishops admitted that religious education classes make you dumber. (46:15)

— A right-wing rabbi said being gay is way worse than being a lesbian. (51:50)

Stephen Moore‘s writing about women is the worst. (56:43)

— A New York sheriff compared himself to Jesus when challenging body cams for cops. (1:02:25)

— A United Nations resolution against sexual violence hit an obstacle with the Trump administration. (1:06:09)

— We hope Rachel Held Evans gets well soon. (1:09:37)

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