Podcast Ep. 259: The Supreme Court and the Giant Christian Cross March 2, 2019

Podcast Ep. 259: The Supreme Court and the Giant Christian Cross

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

We talked about:

— Here’s what happened in the Supreme Court as they discussed the Bladensburg Cross. (1:27)

— The “My Pillow” guy, Mike Lindell, told CPAC Donald Trump was the best president ever because he was “chosen by God.” (12:45)

Cardinal George Pell‘s lawyer tried to get him a more lenient sentence by referring to his actions as “plain vanilla” child rape. (15:36)

— A Missouri bill would ban anonymity for anyone who files a church/state separation lawsuit. (20:00)

— The United Methodist Church just voted for its own extinction by adopting an anti-LGBTQ stance. (26:56)

— Skeptics came up with a clever way to expose psychic mediums. (33:22)

Richard Dawkins is giving away professionally translated versions of his books for free for readers in Muslim-majority nations. (41:22)

Pope Francis had no concrete suggestions for handling child sex abuse at a summit about handling child sex abuse. (44:18)

— Portland (Oregon) now explicitly includes atheists in its non-discrimination ordinance. (46:33)

— With a conservative government, Brazilian lawmakers are resurrecting old bills that promote Christian supremacy. (48:20)

— In Argentina, an 11-year-old girl was forced to give birth to her rapist’s baby. Because that’s what the “pro-lifers” wanted. (51:37)

— A Florida Democrat is skipping the first day of the legislative session so she can hang out with Pat Robertson. (54:06)

— A Kansas lawmaker won’t endorse anti-gay “parody marriage” bill after daughter’s open letter, but he doesn’t go far enough. (56:50)

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