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Harrison Butker’s Commencement Address

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

Harrison Butker‘s commencement address was a disgrace to Catholics everywhere. (1:55)

— Texas megachurch caught manipulating traffic data to get new stoplight. (26:10)

— A statue of disgraced evangelist Billy Graham got unveiled in the U.S. Capitol. (39:31)

— MN lawmaker: Public schools engage in “censorship” by not teaching Creationism. (45:55)

— Christian college fires professor for challenging right-wing talking points. (56:08)

— A Louisiana school gave kids a biblical advice book comparing sex to slavery. (1:16:28)

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Southern Baptist Membership Drops (Again)

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

— A high school artist called out Christian bigotry. Her school board is furious. (1:33)

— Southern Baptist membership dropped yet again to a 47-year low (17:48)

— A pastor who was “betrothed” to a child, then abused her, is finally in custody. (34:10)

— Lying preacher John MacArthur: “There’s no such thing” as PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. (50:45)

— The Boy Scouts, despite its “inclusive” rebranding, will still exclude atheists. (1:03:19)

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Liquor License in the Bible Belt

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

— Despite pastor’s opposition, Georgia man gets OK to open liquor shop near churches. (0:30)

— The United Methodist Church reversed its ban on gay clergy. Will it matter? (12:25)

— A beloved Alabama principal may have lost her job because she has a girlfriend. (33:22)

— Kentucky mayor lashes out after criticism of his “Prayer Breakfast” event. (42:07)

— Preacher gets unearned praise after calling Trump Bible “disgusting” & “blasphemous.” (51:25)

Doug Wilson has ludicrous ideas for how the U.S. could become a Christian Nation. (1:02:15)

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Corporal Punishment and Christianity

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

What I’ll remember about Daniel Dennett. (0:28)

— Catholic priest resigns after backlash involving his criticism of a gay author. (8:43)

— Christian lawmaker says teachers should be allowed to hit special needs students. (24:38)

— A Christian ministry urged the Supreme Court to criminalize homelessness. (46:03)

— Māori atheists say Christian colonization helped push them away from the faith. (1:01:59)

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