The 500 Invisible Catholic Priests from Illinois

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

— The Catholic Church in IL didn’t disclose allegations against more than 500 priests. (1:42)

— The Christian Right’s Project Blitz is getting bigger in 2019. (10:58)

— After a teenager died of suicide, a Catholic priest condemned his actions during the funeral. (25:16)

— An Illinois school modified its graduation speech policy in order to permit Christian preaching. (34:53)

— There’s a new album designed for Christians to play when they’re making love. (41:27)

— Trust in clergy is at an all-time low. (44:52)

— A Miami church just got hit with a $7 million tax bill. (49:10)

— What podcasts would you recommend to a listener? (54:06)

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The “Generous” Pastor and His Expensive Car

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

Pastor John Gray, after denouncing “pulpit pimps,” gave his wife a $200,000 car. (0:30)

— There’s a financial scam that the Catholic Church says it has nothing to do with. How can anyone tell which one’s the scam? (6:59)

— A bishop said women who are sexually assaulted probably did something to deserve it. (10:15)

— The Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran decision is the basis for two conflicting legal battles. (14:30)

–Southern Baptists finally acknowledged their racist past. What about their bigoted present? (23:05)

— The Trump administration is cracking down on research that uses fetal tissues even if it could help treat HIV. (29:00)

— The child of atheist parents was discriminated against by her school, said a human rights tribunal, but her parents are still jerks. (32:55)

— There are sex advice message boards for abstinence-preaching conservative Christians. (42:52)

— A new poll finds that atheism isn’t a political liability in certain situations. (47:29)

— A Christian author who said atheism and morality didn’t go together was caught having an affair. This is old news (sorry!) but a link about it is here. (53:40)

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The Allegations Against Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

— How seriously should we take the allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson? (1:14)

— Was a pastor who gave cash back to his congregation being generous? (28:45)

— A Lutheran pastor wants to melt down purity rings and turn them into a golden vagina. (36:45)

— How does a doctorate in End Times theology even work? (42:30)

— A psychic was arrested for scamming a woman out of $12,000.(48:30)

— Was a substitute teacher wrong to tell children Santa isn’t real? (53:28)

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The Christian Missionary Who Walked Into a Death Trap

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

— Who deserves the blame for missionary John Chau‘s death? (1:49)

Celine Dion‘s new gender-neutral clothing line is apparently demonic. (19:04)

— When you say life begins at conception, people are bound to try and use that to their advantage. (24:24)

— Sending prayers after a tragedy decreases the amount you give to victims, according to a new study. (28:10)

— An Arkansas state senator wants legislators across the country to join his Christian legislator club. (32:05)

— Hijabs should be allowed on the floor of Congress, but the proposed rule change doesn’t go far enough. (36:44)

— Hemant reflects on his FOX News segment. (40:52)

— A Dutch church is conducting non-stop services to protect a family from being deported. (55:23)

— An Australian wedding magazine run by a Christian couple shut down after advertisers fled due to their anti-gay policy. (56:48)

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