In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.
We talked about:
— Hemant’s new Pledge podcast is now available for everyone! (1:16)
— “Purity culture” advocate Joshua Harris is separating from his wife. (2:43)
— The U.S. House chaplain blamed the “spirits of darkness” for Donald Trump‘s racism. (15:12)
— An AL GOP Senate candidate says TV is bad today because of all the “homosexual activities.” What is he watching…? (23:33)
— A NH Republican lawmaker has a hot take on slavery. (27:54)
— After asking Alabama for information about the death penalty, state officials asked her about her faith. (33:10)
— A Christian mommy blogger says godly wives must lose weight if their husbands call them fat. (38:27)
— A judge said the Duggar sisters can sue city officials who released documents about their molesting brother. (42:33)
— The GOP’s new human rights commission is full of anti-LGBTQ activists. (49:25)
— An Arizona Humanist group wants to challenge the part of the IRS tax code
that gives a major perk to pastors. (54:32
— Despite benefitting from a city’s holiday display policy, atheists demand neutrality. (1:00:41)
— Netflix is pushing back against a “Straight Pride” parade. (1:05:46)
— This billboard in Detroit says “Trans people are sacred.” (1:10:01)
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