In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.
We talked about:
— Tennessee’s Lt. Gov. is telling voters to reject an atheist candidate because she’s “dangerous.” (1:07)
— Even country music stars want nothing to do with Mike Huckabee. (10:40)
— Rep. Blake Farenthold hasn’t paid an $84,000 harassment settlement, leaving the bill for taxpayers. (18:25)
— Billy Graham‘s body didn’t deserve to lay in the Capitol rotunda, nor should his statue go up in National Statuary Hall. (23:25)
— The Department of Health and Human Services is a disaster for LGBTQ people. (28:45)
— A bill in Michigan to extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse is getting resistance from — wait for it — the Catholic Church. (37:59)
— There are times when we don’t need to condemn people sending their thoughts and prayers, like when actor Chris Pratt said it after director Kevin Smith‘s heart attack. (43:26)
— Want to coach football at Louisiana College? Make sure your mother isn’t Jewish. (49:13)
— Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis just published a book. Should be a very interesting paragraph. (52:10)
— Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been accused of sexual harassment. Because of course he has. (57:05)
— Here’s an interesting art project by a student at Brigham Young University. (59:22)
— We answer a listener’s question! (1:02:54)
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the podcast. If you have any suggestions for people we should chat with, please leave them in the comments, too.
You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play, stream all the episodes on SoundCloud or Stitcher, or just listen to the whole thing below. Our RSS feed is here. And if you like what you’re hearing, please consider supporting this site on Patreon and leaving us a positive rating!
(Image via Shutterstock)