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The Christian Ethics of Raising Rent

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

— It’s never good when a state’s attorney general says we need a God-based justice system. (3:12)

— A pastor who’s been repeatedly accused of spiritual harassment insists that he is eradicating spiritually abusive priests from his church-planting group. (11:50)

— Why is Dave Silverman selling someone else’s creation? (27:22)

— A Creationist group screwed up the science in its new logo. (43:26)

— Dave Ramsey said raising rent doesn’t make a landlord a “bad Christian.” (45:10)

— An elderly woman may have left her entire $2 million estate to a predator priest. (55:16)

— Preacher Sean Feucht claims his book contract was canceled due to his “political views.” (1:01:15)

— A woman says the Bible-believing former GOP House Speaker in Michigan sexually assaulted her when she was 15. (1:05:09)

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The Pope vs. Petowners

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

— Pope Francis says having pets instead of kids is selfish. (2:00)

— A proposed law in Oklahoma would put the KJV and fundamentalist preachers in certain classrooms. (7:00)

— Marriage is not about being happy, says one very misogynistic pastor. (22:15)

— A 14-year-old girl was impregnated by her youth pastor. She’s finally telling her side of the story. (30:42)

— The phrase “unreligious cruelty” makes no sense, so why is a Washington Post columnist using it? (41:22)

— What would you do in this moral dilemma? (46:27)

— Should we feel bad about old churches dying out? (55:48)

Utah’s Richest Man Just Quit Mormonism

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

— A GOP lawmaker says she’s tired of “godless” people running the government. (1:30)

Jeff Green, the richest man in Utah, just quit the Mormon Church. (7:55)

— A bunch of Christians think a statue outside the U.N. represents the End Times “beast.” (23:50)

— A “Baby Baphomet” display in the IL State Capitol has a bunch of Catholic detractors. (30:35)

— A Christian jewelry store is suing the military over faith-based dog tags. (40:00)

— A man just sued the leaders of Rhema Bible Training College in Oklahoma for saying he had “contagious demons.” (48:50)