Alabama Won’t Let Atheists Vote

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

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— Alabama won’t allow atheists to vote. (6:11)

Amy Coney Barrett has said abortion is “barbaric.” Will it matter? (10:48)

— One conservative opposes Barrett’s confirmation to the Court… but for all the wrong reasons. (18:21)

— Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias is being accused of sexual misconduct months after his death. (19:09)

— This Illinois Republican says his opponent is attacking his “Christian values”… by quoting his platform. (26:00)

— “Humanists for Biden,” a first of its kind group, had its launch! (32:53)

— Behind closed doors, Donald Trump mocks religious people. (35:16)

— Senate Republicans won’t pass a COVID relief bill, but they did pass a resolution defending the Pledge of Allegiance. (39:00)

— Satanists want to put up pro-abortion billboards but they’ll have to win a legal battle first. (40:57)

— Conservative Matt Walsh says Real Men don’t use emojis. (48:40)

— A COVID-denying pastor forces his staff to sign COVID waivers. (51:38)

— A First Amendment case has church/state opponents working together. (54:00)

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The Supreme Court’s Devastating Rightward Shift

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

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— What does the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean for church/state separation? (0:54)

— Democrats do not have an anti-Catholic bias. (23:41)

— A Republican state representative from Illinois was caught on tape saying racist, homophobic things about her opponent. (28:03)

— A Baptist preacher yelled “White Power!” after a Trump rally. (36:00)

— This bizarre ad from a Wisconsin GOP group falsely claims Joe Biden‘s religious beliefs are unknown. (39:00)

— How much praise should we give an evangelical who only ditched the label now? (42:44)

— What is a “militant secularist,” Attorney General William Barr? (56:20)

— Germany’s largest, richest archdiocese is planning on massive shrinkage. (59:33)

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The Don’t-Say-The-S-Word Baptist Convention

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

— If you’re a pastor, maybe don’t use your work email to send hateful racist messages based on a hoax. (0:55)

— The Southern Baptist Convention is drifting away from the word “Southern.” (11:45)

— “Evangelicals for Social Action” is getting rid of the first word because it’s too toxic. (19:18)

Scientific American issued its first-ever endorsement for Joe Biden. Will it matter? (22:19)

— Don’t be this mom complaining about a Bible reading in your daughter’s English class. (38:00)

— Democrats can and should reach out to non-religious voters. (51:00)

— A Republican state senator who participated in a protest against climate change just lost his home due to the wildfires. (56:11)

— A California church will finally stop its indoor services. It just took a fine of $112,750. (1:00:16)

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A Christian Hate-Preacher Was Banned on YouTube

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

— Christian hate-pastor Steven Anderson no longer has his YouTube channels. I may have had something to do with that… (0:48)

Pastor John MacArthur‘s church has been shut down by a judge for violating COVID rules. (13:16)

— A Hobby Lobby store urged people to vote for Trump. Now there’s a call for a boycott. (17:33)

Donald Trump released a new Supreme Court shortlist, but will anyone care? (19:32)

— A South Carolina school district lost a major church/state legal battle… but doesn’t want to accept the settlement. (28:45)

Socialists hate the Bible, according to a Christian pollster who oversimplifies everything. (32:44)

— Queensland, Australia will make priests report child abuse even if they learn about it during confession. (37:54)

Michael Cohen admitted there was a link between the Falwells’ racy photos and his endorsement of Trump. (47:09)

— A Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader who blamed COVID on gay marriage… has COVID. (55:01)

— A Brazilian gospel singer is involved in a murder case… and it gets even weirder after that. (56:38)

— Trump wants “patriotic education” in schools. But his version of that is pure indoctrination. (1:01:39)

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