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Friendly Atheist Podcast Hemant Mehta and Jessica Bluemke

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    Ep. 346 - Why Does Jerry Falwell, Jr. Want His Old Reputation Back?

    Ep. 346 - Why Does Jerry Falwell, Jr. Want His Old Reputation Back?

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    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

    — Husbands, do you know how your wives are voting? WHY NOT?! (0:35)

    — A conservative Christian candidate for the U.S. House from North Carolina is getting pushback from… conservative Christians. (10:33)

    — Jerry Falwell, Jr. is suing Liberty University for ruining a reputation he never had. (22:24)

    — A right-wing Christian group made a pro-Electoral College propaganda video for children. (26:16)

    — The babysitter in Borat 2, who was duped into participating in the film, says she had been praying for Borat’s “daughter” for a year. (32:00)

    — Christian Nationalism is coming to a church near you. (37:55)

    — A Republican Christian candidate for the WV State House has a restraining order against him for stalking and harassing women. (40:40)

    — Apparently, every aborted fetus is a Donald Trump voter in waiting. (45:19)

    — Poland has effectively banned legal abortions and women are protesting. (49:35)

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    Ep. 345 - Saying Goodbye to James Randi

    Ep. 345 - Saying Goodbye to James Randi

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    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

    — We lost a legend. Goodbye, James Randi. (0:22)

    — A COVID-denying church run by Pastor John MacArthur has a COVID outbreak. (14:35)

    — COVID spreader and Christian preacher Sean Feucht is hosting a massive event on the National Mall this weekend. (18:00)

    — Pope Francis is now a fan of civil unions. So… yay? (21:49)

    — A former editor for the Christian Post says he left when they went all in for Donald Trump. (30:29)

    — A Duggar daughter is breaking away from the family’s conservative ways. (38:25)

    — If Joe Biden wins, the celebration will apparently involve cows. (42:20)

    — White evangelicals are completely out of touch with the country. (45:17)

    — Christian health insurance companies are lying to you. (57:08)

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    Ep. 344 - Can the Supreme Court be Fixed?

    Ep. 344 - Can the Supreme Court be Fixed?

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    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

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    — A whites-only church wants to set up shop in Minnesota. Locals aren’t having it. (2:00)

    — Donald Trump fell for an article on a satirical conservative website. (6:25)

    — Trump needs to work on his pandering. He’s now saying only Jesus is more famous than he is. (9:27)

    — Trump’s support among white evangelicals is slipping… (15:37)

    — Anti-gay groups are already celebrating the eventual overturning of marriage equality. (26:46)

    — Two congressmen say interracial marriages are also on the chopping block. (33:00)

    — This could be a way to save the Court… but it’s not pretty. (36:20)

    — Nashville authorities say they’re investigating a super-spreader event hosted by Christian preacher Sean Feucht. (42:25)

    — Someone called the cops after seeing a sleeping homeless man on a bench. It was actually a statue of Jesus. (51:10)

    — Anti-abortion groups are defending Trump’s use of a COVID treatment that wouldn’t have been possible without an aborted fetus. (58:18)

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    Ep. 343 - The Catholic Church May Have Broken For The Dumbest Reason

    Ep. 343 - The Catholic Church May Have Broken For The Dumbest Reason

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    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

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    — A priest was caught filming sex with two women in a church. (1:08)

    — Catholicism is officially broken because of a tiny mistake a few decades ago. (10:30)

    — Don’t bury fetal remains without the consent of the mother. Just don’t. (19:59)

    — Where are Donald Trump‘s evangelical supporters now that we know his COVID treatment was derived from the cells of an aborted fetus? (27:55)

    — Trump said catching COVID was a “blessing from God.” (35:11)

    — Eric Trump believes daddy “literally saved Christianity” from godless Democrats. (37:10)

    — Don’t forget that the Republicans who defended the child separation policy justified it with Bible verses. (41:22)

    — At least two Supreme Court justices want to overturn marriage equality. (50:30)

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    Ep. 342 - Alabama Won't Let Atheists Vote

    Ep. 342 - Alabama Won't Let Atheists Vote

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    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

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    — Alabama won’t allow atheists to vote. (6:11)

    — Amy Coney Barrett has said abortion is “barbaric.” Will it matter? (10:48)

    — One conservative opposes Barrett’s confirmation to the Court… but for all the wrong reasons. (18:21)

    — Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias is being accused of sexual misconduct months after his death. (19:09)

    — This Illinois Republican says his opponent is attacking his “Christian values”… by quoting his platform. (26:00)

    — “Humanists for Biden,” a first of its kind group, had its launch! (32:53)

    — Behind closed doors, Donald Trump mocks religious people. (35:16)

    — Senate Republicans won’t pass a COVID relief bill, but they did pass a resolution defending the Pledge of Allegiance. (39:00)

    — Satanists want to put up pro-abortion billboards but they’ll have to win a legal battle first. (40:57)

    — Conservative Matt Walsh says Real Men don’t use emojis. (48:40)

    — A COVID-denying pastor forces his staff to sign COVID waivers. (51:38)

    — A First Amendment case has church/state opponents working together. (54:00)

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    Ep. 341 - The Supreme Court's Devastating Rightward Shift

    Ep. 341 - The Supreme Court's Devastating Rightward Shift

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    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

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    — What does the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean for church/state separation? (0:54)

    — Democrats do not have an anti-Catholic bias. (23:41)

    — A Republican state representative from Illinois was caught on tape saying racist, homophobic things about her opponent. (28:03)

    — A Baptist preacher yelled “White Power!” after a Trump rally. (36:00)

    — This bizarre ad from a Wisconsin GOP group falsely claims Joe Biden‘s religious beliefs are unknown. (39:00)

    — How much praise should we give an evangelical who only ditched the label now? (42:44)

    — What is a “militant secularist,” Attorney General William Barr? (56:20)

    — Germany’s largest, richest archdiocese is planning on massive shrinkage. (59:33)

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