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    Easter Conspiracies and Arrested Pastors

    Easter Conspiracies and Arrested Pastors

    Tony Spell was finally arrested, Liberty University is facing a class-action lawsuit, and some good news to end the headlines this week! 



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    DiCello Levitt Announces: Liberty University Faces Class Action for Refusal to Refund Student Fees After Suspending Services in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

    https://www.daily-journal.com/business/dicello-levitt-announces-liberty-university-faces-class-action-for-refusal-to-refund-student-fees-after/article_394e3837-608b-5e92-9c58-2dc6e94c81fc.html



    Rodney Howard-Browne Used His Easter Service to Spread Conspiracy Theories

    https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rodney-howard-browne-used-his-easter-service-to-spread-conspiracy-theories/



    Defiant pastor in Louisiana arrested after incident with bus, protester

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/arrest-warrant-out-anti-social-distancing-pastor-after-incident-bus-n1188381



    Star-Studded Virtual Seder To Raise Funds For Coronavirus Relief

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/saturday-night-seder-passover-coronavirus-fundraiser_n_5e90e1f5c5b6126349a31dd7



    ‘God Friended Me’ Canceled After Two Seasons at CBS

    https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/god-friended-me-canceled-cbs-1234580035/




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    Prager is Upset… Again.

    Prager is Upset… Again.

    But this week, it’s because he… *checks notes* can’t say the N-word and suffer zero consequences? I got nothin’. 



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    Buy Andrew Seidel’s book!

    https://ffrf.org/shop/books-lit-35/freethought-6/the-founding-myth-detail





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    68 girls in Bhuj college forced to remove undies, prove they weren’t menstruating

    https://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/ahmedabad/cover-story/68-girls-in-bhuj-college-forced-to-remove-undies-prove-they-werent-menstruating/articleshow/74125274.cms



    Franklin Graham: Anyone Denouncing My Christian Bigotry Is “Truthophobic”

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/02/17/franklin-graham-anyone-denouncing-my-christian-bigotry-is-truthophobic/



    Trump ‘Received’ Kenneth Copeland’s Prayer ‘Stronger Than Anybody’ Ever, Says Jim Talbot

    https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/trump-received-kenneth-copelands-prayer-stronger-than-anybody-ever-says-jim-talbot/



    Dennis Prager: “It is idiotic that you cannot say the N-word”

    https://www.mediamatters.org/dennis-prager/dennis-prager-it-idiotic-you-cannot-say-n-word



    Air Force Solidifies Approval Process For Religious Beards, Turbans, Hijabs

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/air-force-hijab-turban-beard-policy_n_5e44469dc5b6d0ea38124ecf




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    • 1 hr 38 min
    That's... Not Drops of Jupiter

    That's... Not Drops of Jupiter

    Uh, we swear, it’s not. It’s worse than a Train song. Sorry.



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    As Dalton Bible oil ministry shuts down, 'chunks of gold' appear, oil flows from guitar in Cleveland church

    https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2020/feb/21/daltbible-oil-ministry-shuts-down-chunks-gold/516320/



    Christian Running for WV House Is Appalled By Sex Ed Book Written for Pre-Teens

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/02/24/christian-running-for-wv-house-is-appalled-by-sex-ed-book-written-for-pre-teens/



    "Parents' Bill of Rights" Passes Florida Senate Education Committee, Drawing Ire from Activists

    https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/politics/2020/02/18/parents-bill-of-rights-passes-florida-senate-education-committee



    Paula White Claims to Have Gone to the Throne Room of Heaven Where She Saw the Face of God

    https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/paula-white-claims-to-have-gone-to-the-throne-room-of-heaven-where-she-saw-the-face-of-god/



    Advocacy Groups Renew Calls For Bloomberg To Renounce NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/muslim-surveillance-michael-bloomberg-nypd_n_5e5424d5c5b66729cf6067d4


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Coronavirus, Constitution, Conversion

    Coronavirus, Constitution, Conversion

    We’ve got a new background, and it’s not a green screen! We promise!



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    Lesbian Moms Sue Gym Teacher for Giving Anti-Gay Sermons

    http://www.newnownext.com/tennessee-lesbian-couple-son-lawsuit-basketball-coach-anti-gay/03/2020/



    Paula White Is Using Her Daily Coronavirus Prayer Sessions to Heap Praise on Trump

    https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/paula-white-is-using-her-daily-coronavirus-prayer-sessions-to-heap-praise-on-trump/



    Louisiana Evangelical Pastor Charged With Defying Governor’s Ban On Big Gatherings

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pastor-tony-spell-charged-louisiana-church-services_n_5e838b81c5b6871702a59c77



    UK street preacher issued police notice with new coronavirus laws: ‘It’s religious discrimination’

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/coronavirus-law-preacher-police-uk



    Amid coronavirus, Panama archbishop gives Palm Sunday blessing from helicopter

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/coronavirus-catholic-blessing-panama-helicopter



    Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims to wait on booking Hajj amid coronavirus, has not cancelled holy event

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/saudia-arabia-encourage-pilgrims-to-wait-before-booking-hajj-but-is-yet-to-cancel-massive-event



    Pastors, congressional candidate react to Kansas extending gathering ban to churches

    http://www.kake.com/story/41984530/pastors-congressional-candidate-react-to-kansas-extending-gathering-ban-to-churches



    https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20-18-Executed.pdf



    https://www.ksn.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-kansas/kansas-attorney-general-derek-schmidt-governors-order-limiting-religious-gatherings-likely-violates-state-constitution/

    https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article241861126.html#adnrb=900000



    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/26/2017-23269/federal-law-protections-for-religious-liberty


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    But is It REALLY a Miracle?...

    But is It REALLY a Miracle?...

    Tonight, we let YOU decide what’s really a miracle and what’s not. Spoiler alert: it’s not a miracle. 



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    County invocation settlement: Pay atheist, agnostic plaintiffs $490,000 in damages, legal fees

    https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2020/02/10/invocation-lawsuit-settlement-pay-atheist-agnostic-plaintiffs-490-000-damages-legal-costs/4710096002/



    In Supposed “Miracle,” Ghanian Pastor Produces Man’s Passport from His Shoe

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/02/10/in-supposed-miracle-ghanian-pastor-produces-mans-passport-from-his-shoe/



    Romney’s ‘False Religion’ Explains Vote on Impeachment, Says ‘Prophet’ Wanda Alger

    https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/romneys-false-religion-explains-vote-on-impeachment-says-prophet-wanda-alger/



    Catholic priest says "pedophilia doesn't kill anyone," but bans 44 lawmakers from receiving communion because he says abortion does

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/catholic-priest-says-pedophilia-doesnt-kill-anyone-but-abortion-does/?fbclid=IwAR3MwfuE8l1mltEYjPhNcR-sUuy9xPtPPsW35rN7-pfGNV1XD_C-T727W1M




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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Peter Picked a Peck of Pickled Pences

    Peter Picked a Peck of Pickled Pences

    Pickled what now?



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    How is the Catholic Church spending “Peter’s Pence?” A R.I. parishioner sues to find out

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/03/metro/how-is-catholic-church-spending-peters-pence-ri-parishioner-sues-find-out/



    Preacher Arrested After Tanzania Church Stampede Kills at Least 20

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/02/world/africa/tanzania-church-stampede.html



    French elite branded cowards for deserting girl who insulted Islam

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/french-elite-branded-cowards-for-deserting-girl-who-insulted-islam-9hwnp9rb8



    Christian Moms Complain About Lack of “Respect and Dignity” in Halftime Show

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/02/04/christian-moms-complain-about-lack-of-respect-and-dignity-in-halftime-show/



    Christian Nationalist David Lane Seeks $22 Million to Win 2020 Battleground States and Eradicate Secularism

    https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/christian-nationalist-david-lane-seeks-22-million-to-win-2020-battleground-states-and-eradicate-secularism/


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    • 2 hr 23 min

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