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It Wasn’t “Adultery.” It Was Abuse

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

— The shooting in Uvalde, Texas. (1:03)

— Christian predator Josh Duggar is going to jail. (3:24)

— After a pastor confessed to “adultery,” the victim got on stage and said it was sexual assault that began when she was 16. (12:25)

— The Southern Baptist Convention’s sexual abuse report ignored the most obvious solution. (24:50)

— A woman is urging Florida voters not to send her anti-trans, anti-abortion mother to Congress. (44:12)

— Christian hate-preacher Greg Locke says he’s asked the IRS to rescind his tax exemption… but don’t take his word for it. (51:54)

— Michigan GOP candidate Jacky Eubanks said she’d vote to ban birth control because the Catholic Church says so. (59:20)

— A Catholic archbishop says Nancy Pelosi can’t receive communion. It’s a hypocritical, partisan move. (1:03:28)

— An Idaho atheist just won a GOP primary for State Senate. He may soon become the only elected atheist in the Republican Party. (1:10:31)

A Christian Letter to a Gay “Friend”

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

— A Christian school told students to write a letter urging a (fictional) friend to stop being gay. (1:45)

— A Kansas town reversed course and will allow “In God We Trust” stickers on police vehicles… but there’s a twist. (4:30)

— A West Virginia school district finally settled a lawsuit involving Christian indoctrination in the classroom. (16:15)

— A school board member in Colorado justified her bigotry with Jesus. One mother wasn’t having it. (25:38)

— Christian hate-preacher Greg Locke was reported to the IRS for telling his congregation they can’t vote for Democrats. (33:33)

— The Louisiana Supreme Court dropped charges against a preacher who held massive, maskless, in-person church services at the beginning of the pandemic. (47:35)

— A shared delusion led to the exorcism and death of a three-year-old girl. (53:40)

Churches are turning into MAGA cults

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

— A Kansas town voted to remove “In God We Trust” from police vehicles. (2:03)

— Canada’s Parliament rejected a motion to end invocation prayers in the House of Commons. (6:41)

— Evangelical pastors shouldn’t be surprised that their churches are turning into MAGA cults. (15:51)

— Predator megachurch leader Jack Schaap was released from prison earlier than expected. (37:05)

— Idaho’s Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin says “Christ will reign” if she becomes governor. (53:17)

Overturning Roe Might Backfire on Christians

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

— The Supreme Court’s supposed Roe decision could backfire on conservative Christians. (1:15)

— A Christian college punished a sexual assault victim for having premarital sex. (39:05)

— The Supreme Court also said Boston couldn’t say no to putting up a Christian flag outside City Hall. (55:35)

— In a cruel ritual, an 8-year-old Jain girl had her hair plucked out by hand. (1:12:18)