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Father of Josh Duggar Loses Arkansas Senate Primary

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

— Hemant is moving his blog to OnlySky. (1:04)

Jim Bob Duggar lost his Arkansas State Senate primary. (7:00)

— A record number of Americans have no religious affiliation. (28:30)

— Christian “financial guru” Dave Ramsey got sued for religious discrimination by a fellow Christian. (42:09)

— A Tennessee pastor is giving away AR-15s at an upcoming sermon. (51:30)

Pastor Joel Osteen supposedly got a restaurant server fired after a video with him went viral. (57:16)

— The FDA just approved abortion pills via mail. (1:01:44)

This may be the worst argument for anti-abortion advocates to make. (1:10:40)

Christian Predator Josh Duggar is Going to Jail

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

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— The future of the Friendly Atheist blog. (1:12)

— Christian predator Josh Duggar is going to jail after being found guilty in his child sex abuse image trial. (3:22)

— Can you be friends with someone from the other political party? (21:08)

— The Supreme Court seems like it will force taxpayers to subsidize religious schools. (24:40)

— Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein, who spread vaccine lies, now has COVID. (31:05)

— Evangelist Franklin Graham can’t decide whether or not he wants vaccines to work. (34:10)

— Should we tell Pastor Joel Osteen, to his face, that he’s horrible? (41:15)

— People are mad over Rep. Madison Cawthorn‘s anti-abortion “earthen vessels” speech for the wrong reasons. (57:01)

— A Methodist church fired its pastor after he had a drag makeover on TV to show his allyship. (1:00:17)

— MAGA world’s “gun girl” says she’s ditching atheism for Catholicism. (1:04:58)

— Christian pseudo-historian David Barton says the Second Amendment gives people the right to own nuclear weapons. (1:09:23) 

— A Catholic diocese is officially banning unrepentant trans people from receiving the sacraments. (1:13:42)

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Anti-Vax Christians Are Finally Facing Consequences

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

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— The Supreme Court’s abortion case. (1:30)

Marcus Lamb, the head of a major Christian TV network that spread COVID lies, died of COVID. (13:45)

Eric Metaxas, another anti-vax Christian, has COVID too. (20:25)

— Baptisms are getting cooler. As if that was the thing that churches needed to fix. (33:55)

— You don’t have to defend Josh Duggar even if you’re a conservative Christian. (38:11)

— The American Humanist Association’s new leader represents a shift in how atheism appears to the public. (45:26)

Richard Dawkins is once again promoting anti-trans bigotry. (50:58)

— A Christian hate group is whining to the Supreme Court about being called a “hate group.” (1:02:15)

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Marriage Isn’t Permission for Sexual Assault

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

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— A Bronx pastor has resigned after telling men the “best person to rape is your wife.” (3:59)

— Christians can apparently “cast out” their vaccines by asking God. (15:16)

Reptile alien. Sex. Jesus. Xerxes. Gargoyles. (20:11)

— An anti-gay Christian florist will pay $5,000 to settle a case after discriminating against a gay customer. (27:15)

— Church vandalism would end more quickly if religious leaders took criticism seriously. (35:40)

— A wannabe GOP governor says straight relationships are “superior” to gay ones. (44:11)

— A judge effectively tossed out a lawsuit against a Catholic school accused of being “too woke.” (48:25)

— There’s yet another lawsuit against Liberty University. (54:19)

— A Florida man was charged with 1,200 counts of sexual abuse and incest after raising the topic with his pastor. (59:16)

— A GOP lawmaker said gay people living in fear are just facing the “normal consequences” of their “choices.” (1:04:30)

— Most Americans don’t blame God for all the suffering in the world. (1:09:46)

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