An Atheist Invocation Doesn’t Need Follow-Up

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

— Once again, an atheist invocation by an Arizona legislator was rebuked by a Christian who couldn’t handle it. (0:45)

— An investigation found rampant abuse among Southern Baptist churches. (7:00)

— A Nebraska lawmaker wants atheists to promote religion in order to keep everyone “in line.” (18:06)

Don’t shake the hand of this FOX News host. (27:18)

— A theologian claimed that female pastors are as bad as sex offender pastors. (31:14)

— The MAGA hat-wearing boys from Covington Catholic did nothing wrong, says an investigation commissioned by Covington Catholic. (32:39)

— A Christian school told female dancers to bind their breasts before a show. (37:11)

— A Planned Parenthood (that doesn’t even perform abortions) was set on fire in a possible hate crime. (42:55)

— A West Virginia lawmaker suggested he would drown his kids if they were gay. (52:12)

— Women in the military say they’re being denied birth control. (56:35)

— An 18-year-old who had never been vaccinated defied his parents and got his shots. (58:11)

Trump Celebrates the “Abolition of Civil Rights”

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

Donald Trump accidentally praised religious leaders for achieving the “abolition of civil rights” during the National Prayer Breakfast. (1:18)

— A TN lawmaker says taxpayer-funded abortions violate the law because they’re an endorsement of the “religion” of Secular Humanism. (4:00)

— A cross washed up on a Florida beach… so of course it’s supernatural. (9:00)

— Democrats are debating “In God We Trust” when administering oaths in House subcommittees, and one decided to do away with the phrase altogether. (12:20)

— Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson says he doesn’t need health care because God made us all immortal. (16:19)

— In Arizona, the specialty “In God We Trust” license plate is funding a Christian hate group. (20:40)

Hemant is giving an atheist invocation at a county council meeting! (27:10)

— New Jersey will begin teaching LGBT history in public schools. (30:32)

— A gay atheist in Poland just launched his own political party to push back against Catholic influence. (33:06)

— Michigan’s attorney general just pulled the state out of three church/state separation lawsuits on which they were fighting for the wrong side. (36:13)

Pope Francis, for the first time, acknowledged the ongoing sexual abuse of nuns by priests. (38:35)

— A judge said a 13-year-old girl was the “aggressor” in a sexual abuse crime involving a 67-year-old man. (41:45)

— A 24/7 Dutch church service meant to protect refugees finally ended after the policy in question changed. (42:24)

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God Wanted Trump to be President

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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.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says God wanted Donald Trump to be president. (1:05)

— Here’s how atheists are telling the Supreme Court that a giant public cross is unconstitutional. (7:59)

— Kentucky’s Christian governor wants Kim Davis to pay her own bigotry fine. (29:08)

— An Illinois Republican accidentally told the truth about his “In God We Trust” bill. (36:19)

— A Chicago radio host slammed a local pastor for his manipulative ways. (40:59)

— Conservatives were angry that a New York Times reporter asked people for their Christian school experiences. (47:56)

— Biblical literacy classes might be okay, just not for the reason Trump likes them. (53:15)

A Nuanced Analysis of the MAGA Hat Boys

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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.

— What have we learned about the MAGA hat-wearing kids who were in the middle of a media firestorm? (0:20)

— The Trump administration will allow a South Carolina faith-based foster care agency to discriminate against non-Christians using taxpayer funding. (19:30)

— The definition of “domestic violence” has changed, for some reason, under the Trump administration. (24:02)

— A Virginia legislator voted against the Equal Rights Amendment because God already says men and women are equal. (27:25)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on a Twitch livestream and helped raise $340,000 for a trans rights charity. (35:30)

Conan O’Brien had an optimistic take on what could be a very depressing thought. (42:32)

— How do we fund Donald Trump’s border wall? One Arizona legislator wants to issue a tax on adult content online. (48:00)

— Being a virgin, like everything else, is no excuse to commit a mass shooting. (54:33)

— A Mormon gay conversion therapist says he wants to date men. (55:44)

— A judge ruled against a lesbian couple who were rejected from a faith-based retirement home. (1:01:20)