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Southern Baptists Can’t Handle a Vegetarian’s Plea

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

— The rest of Willow Creek church’s leadership resigned over the Bill Hybels scandal. (0:28)

Brock Turner lost his appeal to overturn a sexual assault conviction. (16:14)

— A one-minute video promoting animal rights was too controversial for a Southern Baptist group. (20:40)

— An anti-abortion pamphlet was found inside a box of diapers. (28:30)

— An Atlanta charter school tried to avoid a Pledge of Allegiance controversy… only to get embroiled in a Pledge of Allegiance controversy. (32:25)

— A Tokyo medical school changed test scores to purposely exclude women… for years. (37:28)

— Why are people abandoning religion? Not believing in God isn’t the #1 reason. (42:10)

— Arkansas State Sen. Jason Rapert is rewriting history and blame atheists for wrecking his Ten Commandments monument. (52:10)

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Why Was Robert Jeffress In Jerusalem?

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

Hemant is out of the country right now, but Jessica and her friend Anne got together to discuss the past week in politics and atheism.

They talked about a weird school policy regarding smiling, the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem (and why Robert Jeffress and John Hagee were there), and how Hemant got called out by Ken Ham during his news show.

Timestamps will return when Hemant gets back home!

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Franklin Graham’s Stunning Hypocrisy

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Queer Disbelief, a book Hemant edited, is now out on Kindle and in paperback! Go pick up a copy!

Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

Franklin Graham says Donald Trump’s affair with Stormy Daniels is “nobody’s business.” That’s not what he said when Bill Clinton was in office. (3:14)

— The Natural History Museum in Jerusalem is covering up an evolution exhibit so they don’t offend ultra-Orthodox Jews. (12:47)

— The 13-year-old “miracle boy” from Alabama, who survived brain trauma, isn’t a miracle at all. (14:52)

— Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has apologized… kind of. Not really. (20:40)

— The Mormon Church says it’ll cut all ties with the Boy Scouts. (34:12)

— Not everyone was happy with the Met Gala theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” (41:54)

— The rally for gay conversion drew tens of people. (51:45)

— Christian schools often censor student journalists, according to a new survey. (56:40)

— We answer listener mail! (1:03:11)

FABLES Ep. 1 – Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Welcome to the first episode of the Friendly Atheist Bonus Listeners Entertainment Show (or FABLES).

We’re releasing this one on the public feed; all future episodes will only go to Patreon subscribers.

For this debut episode, Jess sits down with her bestie from college and they discuss Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Along the way they also discuss their friendship origin story, their Cool Girl (TM) roots, and what it means to be a feminist.

New episodes will be released monthly.