Why Does Joel Osteen’s Church Need PPP Loans?

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

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— It’s absurd that anyone is complaining about Jill Biden‘s Ph.D. (2:00)

— A Denny’s server quit after two Christians claimed religious exemptions to wearing face masks. (10:55)

— Why does Pastor Joel Osteen‘s megachurch need millions in PPP loans? (14:48)

— And why did this preacher buy a private jet after receiving PPP money? (20:23)

— At least 75 people caught the virus after a church held a Christmas concert earlier this month. (22:57)

— Christian financial “guru” Dave Ramsey is holding a maskless Christmas party for hundreds of people. (27:27)

— Christian singer Lauren Daigle was dropped from a New Year’s Eve show because she appeared at a super-spreader event. (31:49)

— A COVID-denying lawmaker caught COVID and is now on a ventilator. (39:37)

— A very ignorant conservative writer says public schools are indoctrinating kids into atheism. (44:57)

— There are dumb election conspiracy theories… and then there’s this. (48:00)

— A GOP congressman-elect says Rev. Raphael Warnock doesn’t represent “real” Americans. So who does? (51:11)

— The governors of Mississippi and Oklahoma are praying, instead of doing anything useful, in response to COVID. (57:24)

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Christian Writer Lashes Out at Elliott Page’s Success

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

— Be sure to check out the Being Reasonable podcast if you enjoy street epistemology!

— Should pastors be blamed if their congregations are skeptical of the vaccine? (0:40)

— A Christian hate-preacher doesn’t know what a pandemic is, but he insists there isn’t one right now. (12:35)

— A Christian writer is furious that Hollywood embraces Elliot Page and not him. (17:45)

— Conservative radio host Jesse Lee Peterson is angry that a lot of Republican women were elected to the House. (24:15)

Jerry Falwell, Jr. dropped his defamation lawsuit against Liberty University. (27:05)

— Don’t send Bible balloons to North Korea. (30:35)

Michele Bachmann says her vote was stolen by Satan. (36:05)

— The Falkirk Center says the existence of successful Black people means systemic racism is a hoax. (40:02)

Sen. Kelly Loeffler gave her salary to organizations that hurt Americans. (45:10)

— A West Virginia teacher hosted a Homecoming dance by calling it a religious “vow renewal.” (53:50)

Ben Shapiro can’t handle Kristen Stewart‘s holiday rom-com movie Happiest Season. (57:50)

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An Anti-Gay Hungarian Lawmaker Got Caught in the Most Predictable Way

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

— Be sure to check out the Being Reasonable podcast if you enjoy street epistemology!

— A mysterious monolith in California was torn down and replaced with a Christian cross by a bunch of racists. (0:25)

— Jehovah’s Witnesses may lose their tax-exempt status in Australia. (7:35)

— “Sky Daddy” went viral after a confrontation outside an abortion clinic. (19:25)

— A pro-Trump lawyer said being called “crazy” isn’t a problem since Jesus was called that too. (22:40)

— An anti-LGBTQ lawmaker in Belgium was arrested after fleeing an all-male orgy. (33:21)

— Oklahoma’s governor called for a day of fasting and prayer for COVID victims… even though he won’t actually help COVID victims. (39:35)

— Insane Christians helped water down a mask mandate in South Dakota, one of the worst-hit COVID states. (43:30)

— Atheists will convert after the election results are flipped, says preacher. (49:27)

— Scotland is making period products free for everyone who needs them. (51:30)

Eric Metaxas wants to fake-die in a fake war for Trump. (55:00)

— Jessica shares some personal news. (56:24)

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The Supreme Court Gave a Gift to COVID-Denying Churches

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

— The Supreme Court gave COVID-denying churches a gift, saying COVID restrictions in New York didn’t apply to them. (1:08)

— Thousands of Hasidic Jews crammed into one place for a wedding. This is why we can’t have nice things. (14:04)

— A Florida appeals court said bans on gay conversion torture for kids are unconstitutional. (18:27)

— New York State is suing the Diocese of Buffalo for not protecting kids from abusive priests. (26:50)

— Tennessee Republicans want to make sure COVID can still spread once we have the vaccine. (30:43)

— A pastor who oversees an anti-mask daycare sent an insane letter to parents after the state shut the place down. (34:18)

— A UK Court tossed out a paralyzed man’s lawsuit to permit assisted death. (37:45

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