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April 14, 2018 Columbus, Indiana holds it's first Pride festival and we were there. We also discuss Far Cry 5's doomsday cult and Ken Ham is having a hard time finding employees for the Ark Encounter.

https://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/2018/04/12/reactions-mike-pences-hometown-preps-first-gay-pride-festival/486970002/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/03/christian-woman-used-taser-to-wake-up-her-teen-son-for-church-on-easter/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Cry_5

http://deadstate.org/christian-activist-god-will-curse-the-children-and-grandchildren-of-people-who-opposed-trump/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/10/ken-ham-cant-find-enough-creationist-employees-so-hes-loosening-restrictions/

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/david-barton-wonders-why-church-goers-have-to-pay-taxes-if-there-is-a-separation-of-church-and-state/



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In this episode we discuss a study that finds that people that fake being religious tend to be more depressed. There is also a man in Ohio that decided to just avoid all news once he found out Trump was elected as president. Finally we talk about Mike Pence's plans for the White House.



http://instinctmagazine.com/post/vatican-received-1200-page-dossier-outing-hypocritical-gay-priests

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/10/style/the-man-who-knew-too-little.html

https://www.thedailybeast.com/does-faking-religion-lead-to-depression

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/11/us/politics/white-evangelical-women-trump.html?smid=fb-share

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/gods-plan-for-mike-pence/546569/



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Katy Perry tricked a kid into kissing her and we have opinions. Plus more conversation about hypocritical Evangelicals and the Stormy Daniels scandal, and a Bible teaching teacher has an affair with a student.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/obituaries/stephen-hawking-dead.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/03/14/after-smear-campaign-atheist-loses-special-election-for-tennessee-state-senate/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/politics/rex-tillerson-secretary-of-state/index.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/the-last-temptation/554066/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katy-perry-nun-convent-death-catherine-roze-holzman_us_5aa01c94e4b0d4f5b66cc6b8

http://people.com/music/american-idol-contest-slams-katy-perry-unwanted-kiss/

https://heavy.com/news/2018/03/stephanie-pruett-weaver-teacher-alabama-photos-facebook/

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/week-god-31018?cid=sm_fb_maddow

https://www.politicalorphans.com/the-article-removed-from-forbes-why-white-evangelicalism-is-so-cruel/



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In this episode we discuss Alcoholics Anonymous and a court case in Ohio dealing with an atheist forced to go. We also hit on the church ceremony where a bunch of people blessed their AR-15's and a book about a Mormon girl that went from a survivalist style childhood to multiple colleges.



https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/blessing-the-ar-15-idUSRTX4ZCOJ

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/01/589808670/ar-15s-are-biblical-rod-of-iron-at-pennsylvania-church

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/20/587244230/memoirist-retraces-her-journey-from-survivalist-childhood-to-cambridge-ph-d?

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/?utm_source=fbb

https://www.courthousenews.com/atheist-fights-court-ordered-alcoholics-anonymous-treatment/

https://jezebel.com/vatican-womens-magazine-denounces-exploitation-of-nuns-1823426294?



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In this episode we discuss the sad case of a woman in Michigan that killed herself and her family because of the shunning she was receiving after leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses. We also hit on Kim Davis' book, and the Florida teacher with a white supremacist podcast.



https://www.thelocal.es/20180207/man-who-photoshopped-his-own-face-on-chris-statue

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florida-teacher-linked-to-white-supremacist-podcast-removed-from-the-classroom_us_5a9c78e7e4b089ec353b7572?

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/02/26/kentucky-four-times-married-christian-adulteress-kim-davis-releases-book-sanctity-jesus-marriage/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/03/conservative-christians-kill-bill-banning-child-marriage-kentucky/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/02/20/ex-jehovahs-witness-kills-family-then-herself-possibly-due-to-church-shunning/

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/keego-harbor-mom-who-killed-family-and-self-remembered-as-quirky-happy

https://www.npr.org/2017/02/19/510585965/poor-education-leads-to-lost-dreams-and-low-income-for-many-jehovahs-witnesses



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So while Amanda was away, she happened to go past this little town in Michigan. She had no idea how close she was to being burned as a witch! We also wrap up a Satanic Church story from a couple years ago, talk about the Popes take on some child abuse in the church, and when doctors turn people away because of religious beliefs.

http://deadstate.org/satanic-temple-argues-that-missouris-extreme-abortion-laws-violate-their-religious-freedomfbrefreshforce/
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/01/when-the-religious-doctor-refuses-to-treat-you/551231/?utm_source=atlfb
https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/senate/203
http://www.statesman.com/news/crime--law/texas-judge-interrupts-jury-says-god-told-him-defendant-not-guilty/ZRdGbT7xPu7lc6kMMPeWKL/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42745170
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/09/christians-only-town-bay-view-michigan

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Chad and Amanda have a wide range of topics which includes a guy that murdered his wife because he wasn't allowed to get divorced. We also discuss the Mike Pence and Adam Rippon squabble and white nationalism in the Orthodox community.

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/24/580193284/amid-metoo-evangelicals-grapple-with-misconduct-in-churchtoo
https://www.yahoo.com/newsroom/vibes/president-trump/report-trump-ordered-pentagon-plan-military-parade-washington-5klkmwx
https://thinkprogress.org/mike-pence-fake-news-ex-gay-therapy-2a56f05ec5ee/
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/winter-olympics/openly-gay-figure-skater-adam-rippon-declined-chance-to-speak-with-vice-president-pence/ar-BBINIk1
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/369183-nevada-dems-unveil-2018-campaign-mascot-mitch-mcturtle
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/26/church-elder-allegedly-killed-his-wife-because-his-religion-wont-allow-divorce/
https://forward.com/opinion/393514/white-nationalism-is-spreading-in-the-orthodox-community/?utm_content=daily_Newsletter_MainList_Title_Position

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Anthony has come back to us to talk about a book he read a while back called The Shack, Chad watched the movie. We discuss and compare them. We also talk about a movement called Redneck Revolt and wrap up with a Cracked list about dangers of atheism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shack
http://www.newsweek.com/redneck-revolt-left-wing-activists-protect-minorities-guns-760923
http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-unpredictable-dangers-being-atheist/

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A Pastor gets a standing ovation immediately after addmiting to a sexual encounter with a minor about 20 years ago. We also discuss the new Faithleaks website and more.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/369118-bill-would-mandate-all-west-virginia-schools-to-offer-bible
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/10/aclu-kentuckys-bible-literacy-classes-frequently-indoctrinate-students/
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/01/15/gay-judges-should-be-banned-from-hearing-cases-about-christians-says-evangelical-leader/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2017/12/18/am-roman-catholic-priest-and-yes-am-gay/960447001/
https://gizmodo.com/new-whistleblower-site-faithleaks-releases-confidential-1821799936
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5255629/Jehovahs-Witnesses-leak-sheds-light-child-sex-claims.html
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/nation-now/tenn-pastor-admits-to-sexual-incident-with-teen-receives-standing-ovation-from-congregation/63-506753192

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We talk about Aziz Ansari being accused of sexual assault (spoiler: it wasn't) We also hit on Trumps "shithole" remark, and a gay couple that received a box of homophobic literature instead of wedding programs.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/369068-pastor-condemned-trumps-shithole-countries-comments-while-pence
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-girthers_us_5a5eea56e4b0ee2ff32b949c?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=main_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/scamming-trump-pastor-demands-one-months-salary-followers
https://nypost.com/2018/01/13/chelsea-manning-is-running-for-us-senate/
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/01/the-humiliation-of-aziz-ansari/550541/
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/gay-couple-sues-printing-company-homophobic-wedding-pamphlets-215824745.html


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