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Church/State Separation Is Unconstitutional Now

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

— Evangelist Franklin Graham told a woman to stay with her abusive husband after downplaying her suffering. (1:00)

— The Supreme Court’s decision in Carson v. Makin was a devastating blow to church/state separation. (16:49)

— Georgia’s Herschel Walker, running for U.S. Senate, once said that Multiple Personality Disorder isn’t a problem because Jesus had it too. Christians don’t seem to care. (36:13)

— Sex abuse allegations against a popular Christian singer, Chris Rice, were found “credible.” (40:41)

— A New IFB church member was arrested for threatening violence at a Pride parade. (51:25)

— Three men in Maine have sued the Catholic Church after state officials eliminated the statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases. (1:00:11)

The Narrow-mindedness of Organized Secularism

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

— 81% of Americans believe in God, an all-time low. (2:05)

— Students at Seattle Pacific University protested their school’s anti-LGBTQ hiring policy by handing rainbow flags to the university president as he gave them their diplomas. (7:22)

— The Canadian Armed Forces just got its first Humanist chaplain. (12:45)

— A man wearing a “GOD” shirt tried to burn down The Satanic Temple’s headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts. (17:55)

— A man who left flowers on his dead fiancée’s gravesite, only to be turned in to law enforcement by her preacher father, was found guilty of littering. (22:20)

— Christian cops are now saying COVID swab tests violate their faith. (27:37)

— Is the atheist movement too narrow-minded when it comes to pushing back against misinformation? (40:20)

— A Catholic school near Boston lost its “Catholic” designation for keeping up Pride and Black Lives Matter flags. (57:57)

— A Jewish synagogue is suing Florida over its impending 15-week abortion ban because they say it would violate their religious beliefs. (1:09:27)

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)