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How Many Houses Did Jesus Have?

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

— 45% of Americans say we should live in a “Christian nation.” Yikes…? (0:50)

— Even Christianity Today admits public schools aren’t godless. (16:50)

— Christian “prophet” Robin Bullock says that Jesus was a wealthy man who owned five houses. (26:18)

-– Sumner County, TN has adopted new rules acknowledging the supposed “Judeo-Christian” founding of the country. (34:23)

— Christian hate-preacher Greg Locke is so loud that his county may institute a noise ordinance. (40:36)

— Leaders in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo (NY) have agreed to government oversight because they’re utterly incapable of protecting kids on their own. (48:15)

— A Hasidic school in New York City will have to pay back millions for defrauding the state. (55:50)

Greg Locke’s Next Book Burning

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

— Atheist candidate Mike Itkis made a sex tape to boost his flailing congressional campaign. (1:44)

— Preaching history teacher and Christian bigot David Paszkiewicz is running for public office in Kearny, NJ. (14:35)

— Christian hate-preacher Greg Locke plans to hold another book burning on Halloween. This time, Catholic symbols will be up in flames too. (25:22)

— Conservative blogger Matt Walsh says anime is Satanic. (34:10)

— Christians lashed out against a “satanic” mural in a middle school painted by a teenager. (38:01)

— Mormon dad Matthew Watkins explained how he would disown his daughter if she were in a same-sex marriage and it did not go over well. (50:30)

— “The Unbelieving,” a new play about preachers who no longer believe in God yet remain in the pulpit, is premiering off-Broadway. (1:03:40)

Bart Barber and Southern Baptist Cruelty

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

— Bart Barber, the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention, was featured on 60 Minutes but revealed the bigotry underlying his faith. (1:13)

— Christian hate-preacher Steven Anderson delivered a very explicit and homophobic sermon. (26:29)

— Why did a youth pastor hand out “I <3 hot youth pastors” stickers to kids? (33:42) — Catholic hospitals have always been dangerous. After the overturning of Roe, that’s never been more true. (46:00) — A lawyer was fined $400,000 for warning a Catholic school about a predator priest on the payroll. (57:00) — Two evangelists canceled a Florida stop due to Hurricane Ian after insisting God told them the event would go on without a hitch. (1:16:02) — One Million Moms prematurely declared victory over the cancellation of “Little Demon.” It’s not canceled. (1:18:15)

Herschel Walker’s Abortion Hypocrisy

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

— Texas mother Jamie Gooch is warning people against Hocus Pocus 2. (0:33)

— Minnesota lawmakers are launching a Secular Government Caucus to combat Christian Nationalism. (11:54)

— Will the revelation that Herschel Walker paid for an abortion have any effect on conservative Christian voters in Georgia? (21:50)

— Christian spyware that’s meant to monitor visits to adult websites is also being used to monitor Wikipedia searches for atheism. (46:45)

— A Christian father has horrible advice for raising good kids. (57:44)

— Andrew Thorburn, the newly appointed CEO of an Australian football team, resigned due to backlash over his conservative Christian bigotry. (1:12:30)