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The Worst Pride Month Sermon Ever

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

— A Christian hate-preacher delivered an anti-gay sermon that’s even worse than you imagine. (2:20)

— A conservative school board candidate checked out all the LGBTQ books in a local library’s Pride display so kids couldn’t get to them first. (16:28)

— A popular Ontario preacher was arrested on charges of sex abuse. (24:03)

— What should we make of Amy Coney Barrett’s bizarre religious cult? (36:35)

— An army chaplain earned his Ph.D. saying the military is an ideal place to win over Christian converts. (52:15)

— Poland (!) just made God optional in their boy scout oath. (1:05:26)

Richard Dawkins and the Atheist “Schism”

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

— An Oklahoma candidate for U.S. Senate claims his church was “shut down.” (1:13)

— Atheists don’t have to defend Richard Dawkins if he says ignorant things. (12:50)

— The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard non-story involving atheism. (55:13)

— Students are protesting a Christian school’s homophobic hiring policies. (58:30)

— A superintendent in Georgia used a graduation ceremony to win converts for Christianity. (1:10:43)

— Another graduation speaker in Ohio told kids to avoid gay marriage. (1:14:25)

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)