Podcast Ep. 234: Sorry, Sinéad September 8, 2018

Podcast Ep. 234: Sorry, Sinéad

In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.

We talked about:

— These Christians are threatening to follow the law if they don’t get to pray over the loudspeakers before football games. (2:20)

— A new book talks about the harm of the evangelical “purity” movement. (7:53)

— Several states are launching their own investigations into the Catholic Church. (17:37)

— Researchers calculated how much money victims of Catholic Church abuse lose over their lifetimes. (22:18)

— A Mexican cardinal says victims of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal have their own skeletons and should shut up. (28:55)

Sinéad O’Connor deserves all the apologies for calling out Catholic Church abuse long before it was a news story. (31:09)

— A Christian school has banned all Nike products for athletes after the Colin Kaepernick ad. (37:20)

— A bunch of evangelical Christians released a statement denouncing social justice activism. (45:55)

— A Texas pastor sexually assaulted a teen in church. Is the church handling the situation properly? (58:53)

— American Atheists has a new president. Here’s what he should focus on. (1:03:34)

Is it fair to question Serena Williams about her Jehovah’s Witness beliefs? (1:25:38)

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.

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