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And we are The Non-Prophets!... airing on the first and third Sunday of every month, starting at 3:00 PM Central (01:30-03:00 UTC) on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thenonprophetsaca. The Non-Prophets focuses on atheism and the separation of church and state.

    The Non-Prophets 21.32 08-07-2022 with Cynthia McDonald, Teo el Ateo, Kelley Laughlin, and Malty

    The Non-Prophets 21.32 08-07-2022 with Cynthia McDonald, Teo el Ateo, Kelley Laughlin, and Malty

    The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.32 airing Sunday, August 7, 2022 featuring Cynthia, Mateo, Kelley and Malty.

    This week on The Non-Prophets we wanted to give you a little warning. You should always Watch out for Those Robber Alien cats! You never know when they are going to take over your area and steal all that you hold dear. At least until the insurance adjuster comes, but I am getting a head of myself. We have a powerhouse cast with Cynthia McDonald leading the charge with Teo el Ateo, Kelley Laughlin, and Malty. Let’s get into it!

    For our first segment we look into Pope Francis’ apology tour and see how it’s going. So how are things going Frankie! Wait, why are you in a native headdress? Oh Frankie! Well can’t wait till next year when Pope Francis does an apology tour to apologize for this apology tour. Hopefully he doesn’t go in black face…

    Up next, THIS IS A STICK UP! A Prosperity Pastor gets robbed of all his jewelry while he is giving a sermon! Hundreds of dollars… no wait, thousands of dollars… What? $1 million dollars of jewelry has been reported to their insurance agency. Now we can’t say it is fraud. We just look into some other shady dealing this pastor has had a history of.

    Previously, on The Handmaid’s Tale. Oh wait sorry, this is just Kenneth Copeland coming out with a “Watchman Decree”. Oh and it is fully canon with Christofacists. Well thankfully we don’t have any of those in positions of power right? This is a scary one viewer discretion is advised.

    Last segment this week we have a close encounter of a fury kind as science has figured out what all us dog people have known for years. Cats, with their murder mittens are IN FACT an invasive species! You heard it here first! Those jerk demons will worm your way into your home promising a mouse free lifestyle, but soon they are knocking water off your table and plotting the downfall of the human race!

    We also get a little bit of viewer mail which we read for your enjoyment. Send us more and hear your words come out from our amazing hosts!

    This about wraps it up for this week’s show which you can find premiering Sunday at 3:00 PM central. See you there!

    Segment 1: Pope Watch! - Pope’s Cosplay plus gets strong reactions
    Mateo Leads
    Pope in headdress stirs deep emotions in Indian Country
    https://bit.ly/3dcoTYs
    Tribal leaders, members react to pope’s apology on schools
    https://bit.ly/3SywTDi

    Segment 2: Prosperity Pastor gets plucked - Malty Leads
    NYPD: Preacher, wife robbed of $1M in jewelry during sermon
    https://bit.ly/3QmVJEr
    Brooklyn pastor says he and his wife were robbed of more than $1 million in jewelry while preaching
    https://cnn.it/3p0Y7oC

    Segment 3: Shit Internet Apologist Say… ‘Watchman Decree’ is new canon for Christofacists - Cynthia Leads
    The ‘Watchman Decree’ is a scary vision of Christian nationalism in action
    https://bit.ly/3dbFVGm
    Kenneth Copeland's Christofacist "Watchman Decree" is straight out of The Handmaid's Tale
    https://bit.ly/3vJ1d4k

    Segment 4: Strange But True…Close Encounter of the Fury Kind - Kelley Leads
    Scientists Just Classified Cats as an "Invasive Alien Species." Here's Why.
    https://bit.ly/3vJdDt4
    Cats are an invasive alien species, claims Polish scientific institute
    https://bit.ly/3QqQtzO

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    The Non-Prophets 21.31 07-31-2022 with Secular Rarity, Phoebe Rose, and Richard Gilliver

    The Non-Prophets 21.31 07-31-2022 with Secular Rarity, Phoebe Rose, and Richard Gilliver

    The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.31 airing Sunday, July 24,2022 featuring Secular Rarity, Phoebe Rose, and Richard Gilliver.

    I got to tell ya. It’s a God Eat God World Out There. This week we got Secular Rarity leading a mostly British panel in Phoebe Rose and Richard Gilliver. Will They force poor Secular Rarity into appreciating tea and using nothing but metric, or is SR going to throw his own Boston Tea Party? Nah, likely they are going to have an amazing discussion over this weeks topics. Let’s get in it.

    First up, POPE WATCH! If it is one thing the Vatican doesn’t like it’s gays. No wait, If it is one thing the Vatican doesn’t like it’s people having the right to choose. Sorry, let me try this again. If it is one thing the Vatican doesn’t it’s competition! Seems like the German Catholic movement is getting a little too progressive for Pope Francis’ liking. So they are trying to pump the brakes on them.

    While we are on the topic of a movement not wanting to follow lock step, down there in Florida…. Hold on, please tell me this ISN’T a Florida Man story. Well kinda. Unlike our friends over there in Germany seems like Florida churches want to break away because Methodists are too progressive for them. In the land of sun, alligators, and god it seems like messages of love and inclusion want to fall on deaf and likely sun burnt ears.

    Up next, can we get some victim blaming up in here? Texas floated a proposal to change the teachings of slavery. They thought it would reduce their guilt of they changed the term to “involuntary relocation”. Yes, changing the language of horrible history allows you to ignore the past. Then while you are doing that, maybe you can repeat it! No? They don’t think that is what is going to happen? Really, well what would be stopping them then? This one does have a happy ending, but we should all be on alert because I won’t be surprised if we hear this story again.

    Finally, Verizon takes a Step in the Right Direction by removing One America “News” Network from their services. Verizon was the last network to do so, and we look into the actual motives of this move. Will they find a new home in the vast wasteland that is the Internet? Anything is possible I guess. For right now let’s take solace in hate losing a platform and keep fighting for love to find away!

    That wraps it up for this week.

    Segment 1: Pope Watch: Vatican puts brakes on progressive German Catholic movement
    https://bit.ly/3POUcHh
    Euronews, By Reuters, 22 July, 2022
    Vatican warning: Germany's ‘Synodal Way’ poses ‘threat to the unity of the Church’
    https://bit.ly/3vsktDc
    Vatican slams German reformers, warns of potential for schism
    https://bit.ly/3JlHZYq

    Segment 2: More than 100 Florida churches file lawsuit to leave United Methodist Church
    https://bit.ly/3zTKFJL
    New denomination urges United Methodists to walk out of the wilderness
    https://bit.ly/3zky4gX

    Segment 3: Texas education officials proposed changing "slavery" to "involuntary relocation" when teaching second graders
    https://cbsn.ws/3oInH1E
    State education board members push back on proposal to use “involuntary relocation” to describe slavery
    https://bit.ly/3OR8m9A
    Opinion: Texas Could Change Enslavement To ‘Involuntary Relocation’ But The Truth Remains The Same, It’s Still Enslavement
    https://bit.ly/3cMZ9BP

    Segment 4: SITRD: Far-Right Channel One America News Officially Dropped by Last Major...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Non-Prophets 21.30 07-24-2022 with Laura Magee, ExXtian Erin, and Nate Smith

    The Non-Prophets 21.30 07-24-2022 with Laura Magee, ExXtian Erin, and Nate Smith

    The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.30 airing Sunday, July 24,2022 featuring Laura Magee, ExXtianErin, and Nate Smith

    We are fully in the dog days of summer and things are heating up! Good thing we got a cool panel for this week of The Non-Prophets. We welcome back Laura Magee in the hot seat with ExXtian Erin from Truth Wanted and Nate Smith from Secular Sexuality. I’m sure this will go well for it.

    First up we hear some Shit Internet Apologist Say. We look into Pastor Creflo Dollar and his ideas on tithing So what does dollar dollar billz ya want? Oh, more money! That make cents. Wait…. Dang it. I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind. Let’s just hope his moral check doesn’t bounce.

    Next up… oh boy this is heavy. This is about some of the aftermath of a 10 year old rape victim crossing state lines and having a doctor perform her abortion. We knew the story wouldn’t end there. Seems the Indiana Attorney General is really worried about the paperwork filed by this doctor and wants to levy criminal charges against her for not filing in time. Then because of the charged atmosphere it becomes a media circus.

    Now we head down to Texas! Oh wait, ahhem, you all know what is coming up. The Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration over the executive order giving abortion guidance. We just talked about him signing last week! Did the Non-Prophet’s turn into prophets saying that it would likely be challenged? Nah, we just know how history goes…

    Ok Michigan wrap up this week for us. In Grand Rapids a new wedding venue listed out its policy on LGBT weddings. They are saying no. Oh come on guys! Well this sparked protests and other people taking almost stands. I mean it’s not like they are going to do a coat/gay check at the door. Well not until the Supreme Court makes LGBT life illegal, but I might be getting ahead of myself.
    See you next week!

    Segment 1: Sh*t Internet Apologist Say | Trying to get Good with God
    PASTOR CREFLO DOLLAR WHO ONCE ASKED CONGREGANTS TO HELP HIM BUY $65 MILLION JET, NOW ADMITS HE MISLED THEM ABOUT TITHING
    By: Kia Morgan Smith, July 4, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3BdvUm3
    Mega Preacher Creflo Dollar Says His Preaching On Tithing Was All Wrong: Black America Responds
    By Ann Brown, July 7, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3RWWhlZ

    Segment 2: Indiana AG eyes criminal prosecution of 10-year-old rape victim's abortion doc
    By Alice Miranda Ollstein, July 14, 2022
    -https://politi.co/3BcG71P
    Letter from AG Rokita
    Todd Rokita, July 13, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3OuZjep
    Wash. Gov. Inslee “Washington is and will remain a sanctuary for any person seeking abortion care…”
    June 30, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3yVSUmw
    When Fact-Checking Goes Wrong: the Pregnant 10-year Old
    By Rebecca Watson, July 15, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3Pur3Bh
    Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states
    AP, July 21, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3vdyaWC
    Abortion doctor signals she’ll sue Indiana AG over comments
    By Arleigh Rodgers, July 19, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3POp7mD

    Segment 3: Texas AG Ken Paxton sues Biden administration over emergency abortions
    By Mark Moore, July 14, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3J4EdCn
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sues Biden administration over abortion guidance
    From NPR Morning Edition Rachel Martin and Elizabeth Sepper, July 15, 2022
    a...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Non-Prophets 21.29 07-17-2022 with Jason Sherwood, Scott Dickie, Teo El Ateo, and Richard Gilliver

    The Non-Prophets 21.29 07-17-2022 with Jason Sherwood, Scott Dickie, Teo El Ateo, and Richard Gilliver

    The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.29 airing Sunday, June 17 2022 featuring Jason Sherwood, Scott Dickie, Richard Gilliver and Teo el Ateo

    This week’s episode covers…

    We are back with another episode of the Non-Prophets. The Lord of Levels Jason Sherwood is back in the conductor chair where he is joined by our Scott Dickie, Richard Giliver and the cutest emo cartoon in Atheism Teo el Ateo!

    First up, Richard Giliver starts us off on Biden’s Executive Order to protect abortion rights. Pressured by the electorate to push for reproductive rights, Biden releases an executive order to protect access to abortion as part of his administration's response to the Supreme Court's ruling last month overturning the constitutional right to the procedure. Does it go far enough?

    Next on the docket, Scott Dickie takes us to his neck of the woods to discuss The Wisconsin Supreme Court handing down to the Republican-controlled State Senate broad authority over the makeup of state boards and commissions. Is there a way to stop gerrymandering? How does it affect the rest of the United States?

    For the next segment, our resident cartoon Teo el Ateo leads us into a looking back to discuss the founding of the Christian Scientists Church? Can being Christian and science go hand in hand?

    Finally, Jason Sherwood (The Techlord) wraps us up in a nice bow with a Strange but True discussing the Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County getting vandalized. There have been lots of spooky and spectacular claims associated with the Guidestones and dubbed “America’s Stonehenge.” Hear the panel talk about some of those claims and even how a certain congressional candidate wanted them gone!

    That wraps it up for this week. Make sure you keep it right here to the Flag Ship Show of the ACA!

    Time Stamps, Segment Titles and Articles Discussed (clips under the segment heading):

    Segment 1 - Biden Goes Rouge with Abortions
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whit...

    Segment 2 - Wisconsin: Gerrymandered Cheddar
    https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-s...

    Segment 3 - Looking back: Putting the Christian into Science?
    https://freethoughtalmanac.com/2011/0...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_...

    Segment 4 - Strange but true: Rocks go POP! -
    https://www.wgauradio.com/news/local/...
    History of the guide stones
    https://elbertchamber.com/visit/play-...

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Non-Prophets 21.28 07-10-2022 with Cynthia McDonald, Cindy Plaza, Kelley Laughlin, and Nate Smith

    The Non-Prophets 21.28 07-10-2022 with Cynthia McDonald, Cindy Plaza, Kelley Laughlin, and Nate Smith

    The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.27 airing Sunday, July 10th 2022 featuring Cynthia McDonald, Cindy Plaza, Kelley Laughlin, and Nate Smith

    Segment 1: Shit Congressional Apologist Say: Rep Boebert’s Tired of the First Amendment - Kelley Leads
    Boebert says she is ‘tired’ of separation between church and state: ‘The church is supposed to direct the government’: The Hill/ By Brad Dress/ Published 6/28/2022
    https://bit.ly/3c4vXFW
    Kinzinger slams fellow Republican Boebert and warns of ‘Christian Taliban’
    https://bit.ly/3yR3LPU

    Segment 2: Establishment Clause and Freedom of Religion Muddled - Cindy Leads
    Supreme Court rules for former coach in public school prayer case: NBC News/ By Pete Williams/ Published Jun 27, 2022
    https://nbcnews.to/3RliZUu
    The US supreme court is letting prayer back in public schools. This is unsettling: The Guardian/ By Moira Donegan/ Published 6/28/2022
    https://bit.ly/3yPHsdw

    Segment 3: The Slippery Slope of SCOTUS’s Decisions: Cynthia Leads
    Supreme Court Blocks New Majority-Black Louisiana House District: Bloomberg/ By Greg Stohr/ Published 6/28/2022
    https://bit.ly/3PgZYkg
    Experts: Brown v. Board of Education is Not Safe!: The Root/ By Jessica Washington/ Published 6/28/2022
    https://bit.ly/3bYBSfR

    Segment 4: Supreme Court Faux ‘Originalism’: Nate Smith Leads
    The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’. The conservative Supreme Court's favorite judicial philosophy requires a very, very firm grasp of history — one that none of the justices seem to possess. Politico Magazine/ By Joshua Zeitz/ Published 6/26/2022
    https://politi.co/3ItoiNy
    When the Supreme Court Makes a Mistake: The history of the Supreme Court is replete with outrages and abominations, but they can be tough to overcome: Politico/ By Peter Canellos/ Published 6/29/2022
    https://politi.co/3PjXKkl

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Non-Prophets 21.27 07-03-2022 with Richard Gilliver, Zachary Shedd, Genevieve, and Josh Entner

    The Non-Prophets 21.27 07-03-2022 with Richard Gilliver, Zachary Shedd, Genevieve, and Josh Entner

    The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.27 airing Sunday, July 3rd 2022 featuring Richard Gilliver, Zachary Shedd, Josh Entner and Genevieve

    What a wild ride, and just think this is only the beginning! Can we all get off this roller coaster?

    Yes, The Non-Prophets are talking about the worst Supreme Court decision next to all the next decisions they are likely going to make in the next few months. This time we decided to attack it a little differently. So come Sunday at 3:00 PM Central, sit back, relax, and we will all get through this together.

    For this episode we have a brand new conductor. Sorry Richard Gilliver, wish it was under better circumstances. He is joined by a newcomer, though you might remember him from Truth Wanted Live from UTSA’s Secular Student Alliance, Zachary Shedd! Again sorry the timing sucks! Rounding out the rest of the stellar panel we have Genevieve from That GD Show, and Josh Entner from Bloody Good Film Podcast.

    First up we discuss what it was like for women before the Roe Vs. Wade decision. Was it a perfect utopia of super protected babies and everyone was happy? Was it a barren hellscape fill of fetuses and rusty hangers? We got this history for you so you can go into these discussions better armed.

    Are you one who gets your news and daily topics from the internet? I assume that if you are reading this right now that is at least sometimes a yes. We all know that privacy of a woman’s body has gone away, but what people might not know is the dangers of even googling abortion topics. We look into some privacy and security tips to keep you safe and still fighting.

    So then what can we do? Well as a 501(c)(3) there are some limitations on what we can suggest. That doesn’t mean we cannot look into what others are doing. There are people from all walks of life fighting for their rights, for your rights, for everyone’s rights. From people marching on the streets to companies offering pay to those in states that made abortion illegal? This is something to keep an eye on!

    Finally this week, we figured we would change it up a little bit. To cleanse the pallet of all these sour tastes the week has brought us. We discuss a Looking Back of Churches v. Scholarships. Join us on a journey through time when Pope Pius X condemned the intellectual movement in the early 1900’s. Who would have thought over 100 years later he would start winning?

    This will wrap it up for this week’s episode of The Non-Prophets. We will keep fighting for the rights of everyone around us and hope you do too!

    Segment 1: Lessons from Before Roe: Will Past be Prologue?
    Guttmacher Policy Review
    By Rachel Benson Gold, March 1, 2003
    https://bit.ly/3bJzNV4

    Segment 2: DIGITAL SAFETY TIPS: FOR PROVIDERS OF ABORTION SUPPORT
    Electronic Frontier Foundation,
    By Daly Barnett, June 23, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3ugTDgA
    In A Post-Roe America, Googling "Abortion" Could Put You At Risk. Here’s How To Protect Yourself.
    BuzzFeedNews
    By Sarah Emerson & Emily Baker-White
    https://bit.ly/3Ako1KP

    Segment 3: What are people doing to fight back?
    Input Mag
    By Andrew Paul, June 24, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3bEYMZA
    After Losing Roe v. Wade, How to Fight Back
    The Advocate
    BY TRUDY RING, JUNE 24 2022
    https://bit.ly/3R3McDy
    Here’s How Philanthropy Can Protect Access to Abortion in a Post–Roe v. Wade World
    Guttmacher Institute
    By, Jonathan Wittenberg & Wendy Sealey, May 12, 2022
    https://bit.ly/3NCQeQ0

    Segment 4:...

    • 1 hr 20 min

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