Podcast Ep. 252: The GOP is ‘Operating Like a Religious Cult’ January 12, 2019

Podcast Ep. 252: The GOP is ‘Operating Like a Religious Cult’

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

We talked about:

— Congressional Freethought Caucus co-chair Rep. Jamie Raskin said the GOP is “operating like a religious cult.” (5:30)

— Canada has granted asylum to the Saudi woman trying to escape her religious parents. (7:41)

— Catholics trust clergy members less than ever before. (14:20)

— The historical phrase “CE” is upsetting British Christians. (17:17)

— States are already pushing for mandatory Bible classes in public high schools. (21:25)

— Liberty Counsel is furious that an anti-lynching bill includes protection for LGBTQ people. (29:05)

Hate-Pastor Donnie Romero has resigned from his church after admitting multiple sins (but he insists he still hates gay people). (33:36)

— The Dutch version of the anti-LGBTQ Nashville Statement has pro-LGBTQ secular competition. (39:10)

Pat Robertson doesn’t understand how internet searches work. (42:42)

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