Podcast Ep. 261: This Is What Makes the Catholic Church Angry March 15, 2019

Podcast Ep. 261: This Is What Makes the Catholic Church Angry

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

We talked about:

— Hemant’s speaking in Florida this weekend! (0:56)

— Jessica got into a Twitter fight with a celebrity (?) over the meaning of “atheist.” (1:38)

— Hemant’s invocation in DuPage County will lead to a vote on the practice. (5:59)

— A high schooler who broke school rules claims she was punished for her religion. (11:40)

— The Diocese of Brooklyn is angrier about Pete Davidson‘s SNL joke than child abuse. (16:51)

Cardinal George Pell will spend only six years in jail for child rape. (23:30)

— A Georgia legislator says she’ll introduce a bill to regulate men’s balls. (28:50)

— Humanist weddings are less likely to end in divorce, according to figures out of Scotland. (34:40)

— Analyzing rape kits actually works. Who knew? (41:20)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants taxpayers to fund “secular” services by religious groups for schools. (46:26)

Captain Marvel did not sit well with an anti-feminist Christian writer. (49:42)

— Westboro Baptist Church protested against a trans legislator… but there were counter-protesters with kazoos. (55:39)

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