It’s Okay for CNN to Say Jesus Wasn’t Perfect

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

— The one mom at One Million Moms is very angry at “Hamilton” for including an F-bomb. (0:44)

— Conservative Christians are mad at CNN’s Don Lemon for saying Jesus wasn’t perfect. (8:05)

Dr. Nancy Goroff, a secular Jew and Ph.D. scientist, won her Democratic primary for Congress in New York. (14:50)

Will Smith used “godless” as a slur. Should we cancel him? (17:30)

— The Supreme Court says religious schools are all-but-immune from anti-discrimination lawsuits and got in the way of women and contraception. (24:45)

— Churches received billions of dollars in forgivable loans from the U.S. government. Should this have happened? (33:10)

— A church threw an in-person event and a girl soon died. Who should be blamed for it? (40:58)

Donald Trump wants to build a National Garden… with a statue of Billy Graham. (59:48)

— The FBI raided the headquarters of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, a.k.a. The Bleach Church. (1:03:35)

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Christian Schools Can Now Get Taxpayer Money

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

— An Idaho church held an indoor service. Masks optional. 1,000 people came. (0:55)

— Jehovah’s Witnesses are among the few groups not taking part in an Australian program meant to help sexual abuse survivors. (5:06)

— A pastor and his wife were arrested for taking part in an embezzling scheme. (11:33)

— The Supreme Court just made it possible for private religious schools to receive taxpayer money. (16:58)

Sen. Rand Paul hates experts. (24:23)

— A powerful megachurch pastor let a potential predator work with kids. Now we know why. (41:18)

— A Catholic priest was suspended after comparing Black Lives Matter organizers to maggots. (50:23)

— The numbers are in! The Catholic Church spent more than $280 million on sex abuse cases in 2019. (54:20)

— “Cancel Culture” doesn’t need to get rid of Darwin. But it wouldn’t matter if he got canceled. (1:02:14)

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Should Statues of White Jesus Come Down?

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

— An Arizona church lied and claimed it had air filters that blocked out 99% of COVID. (2:30)

— The daughter of a Republican candidate for State House in Michigan says you should not vote for her dad. (10:44)

— Should statues of “white European” Jesus be taken down? (18:40)

— A Republican senator cited J.K. Rowling when voting against an LGBTQ rights bill. (33:38)

— Mississippi wants to replace its racist flag with a religious one. And here’s a Roman Mars video about flags! (36:30)

— A Catholic Church fired a married lesbian because it remembered how Catholicism works. (42:00)

— A couple of anti-maskers in Florida don’t want mandates that get in the way of God’s Wonderful Breathing System. (56:25)

— Five years after Obergefell, the Religious Right’s predictions never came true. (1:00:55)

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A Pastor’s Push for the “White Blessing” of Slavery

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

— A Christian conversion therapy group is shutting down. (3:50)

Pastor Louie Giglio wants to replace the phrase “white privilege” with “white blessing.” He then apologized for suggesting it. (17:40)

— Having more kids is not the way to win the Culture Wars. (35:37)

— Does anyone know what Donald Trump‘s “Religious Freedom Task Force” did? (41:38)

— Trump’s pathetic photo op in front of a church may have cost him support in swing-state Michigan. (48:11)

— The Boy Scouts are offering a merit badge for inclusion. The one for irony can’t be far behind. (51:04)

— This is a horrible way to ask kids about Purgatory in a religious education class. (57:36)

— This lady wants everyone to burn their face masks. Because she’s not smart. (59:20)