In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.
We talked about:
— The grand jury’s report on the child sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses… and it’s the most disturbing stuff you’ll ever hear. (0:35 with details at 5:15)
— The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue, as usual, is downplaying the seriousness of the allegations against priests. (24:10)
— Mormons don’t want to be called Mormons anymore. (37:55)
— The Christian baker who famously refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is back in the news for not wanting to make a birthday cake for a trans woman. (40:05)
— Amidst a sex scandal involving its founder, Willow Creek paid out millions of dollars to settle cases involving a volunteer allegedly abusing two special needs kids. (43:55)
— Pat Robertson told a grieving mother who worried about her daughter getting molested to “get over it.” (45:25)
— Liberty University won’t let student journalists do any actual journalism. (47:45)
— A Catholic school has, again, kicked out a beloved staff for being gay-married. (54:20)
— A Michigan Democrat is on the verge of becoming the first Muslim woman in Congress. (59:25)
— Hemant’s speaking with a Christian apologist in Portland on August 31. (1:01:15)
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