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At least for a little while churches are going to be taxed because the Trump administration wasn't smart enough to check for loopholes in their new tax code. Orthodox Jews in Florida want to overstep their bounds using religious freedom as an excuse. A while back we spoke about the Word of Life Church and how they beat a teenager to death. There is now a small documentary about that on tv. Finally, there is another “White Civil Rights” Rally planned for August in Washington DC.



http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/06/23/if-fl-town-bends-rules-for-orthodox-jews-satanist-will-react-with-giant-dongs/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/06/27/new-indiana-law-will-require-parental-consent-before-kids-can-take-sex-ed-class/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/06/20/an-appeals-court-will-decide-if-tax-free-housing-for-religious-leaders-is-legal/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/06/good-news-new-gop-law-is-taxing-churches/

https://people.com/crime/word-of-life-church-people-magazine-investigates-cults-teen-fatally-beaten/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/20/politics/theodore-mccarrick-washington-abuse-allegation/index.html

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622144455/white-civil-rights-rally-approved-for-d-c-in-august



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Jahi McMath has died... more. Sarah Sanders gets kicked out of a restaurant on moral grounds. Jeff Sessions church is complaining about him. A Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill a prescription on his own because it violates his beliefs.

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/29/624641317/jahi-mcmath-teen-at-center-of-medical-and-religious-debate-on-brain-death-has-di

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/sessions-church-complaint/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/23/politics/sarah-sanders-restaurant-kicked-out/index.html

http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/394139-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-faith-based-pregnancy-centers

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/25/623307762/walgreens-pharmacist-denies-drug-for-woman-with-unviable-pregnancy

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/us/walgreens-pharmacist-pregnancy-miscarriage.html

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https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/2096823367015809/



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A Marilyn Monroe is offending churchgoers. Sex abuse survivors can sue the church in Australia. The Supreme Court sides with the baker in the original gay wedding cake case. Private schools are teaching absolute junk and editing history in Florida and Michigan. Plus we quickly discuss a “human sacrifice” and a movie being made about how God chose Trump to be president.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391411-church-members-angry-over-placement-of-giant-marilyn-monroe

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/05/30/sex-abuse-survivors-can-finally-sue-the-catholic-church-in-victoria-australia/

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/30/17405720/liberty-evangelical-movie-trump-prophecy

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/jodhpur-man-held-for-slitting-4-year-old-daughter-s-throat-says-was-a-sacrifice/story-KXXWPLU9sWTS8UxuRNzI7H.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/supreme-court-hands-narrow-win-to-baker-over-gay-couple-dispute/ar-AAydEGF

https://www.bridgemi.com/talent-education/history-gets-conservative-twist-michigan-social-studies-standards

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-voucher-school-curriculum-20180503-story.html?mc_cid=e7ad4234fb&mc_eid=aacfbd641f



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A Crossfit Gym closes for some reason due to the Indy Pride Festival. Ireland votes to repeal its abortion ban, while America doubles down. We end with more details on the mysterious NXIVM. The sex cult that wasn't a sex cult, but kind of is a sex cult when you look at it. …. Sex Cult.

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We give some updates to a couple of previous stories to begin the show. Then we touch on a man claiming to be Jesus choking a Mulsim woman that was making a delivery to his house. We end with the new story of Allison Mack and the sex cult she had been wrapped up in.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/michigan-town-sued-barring-non-christians-living-within-limits/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/greg-pence-republican-primary-indiana.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/05/09/a-man-claiming-to-be-jesus-strangled-a-muslim-delivery-woman-with-her-head-scarf/
https://theslot.jezebel.com/focus-on-the-family-steamrolled-the-irs-into-declaring-1825352946
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/politics/oklahoma-adoption-law-lgbt/index.html
https://psmag.com/news/is-the-christian-right-driving-americans-away-from-religion
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/05/the-irreligious-now-outnumber-white-evangelicals-in-america.html
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/allison-mack-get-involved-sex-cult-first-place-disturbing-new-details-emerge-230257397.html

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Due to a comment from a viewer about an episode we did about a year ago, Amanda goes back down the rabbit hole to update us on all things surrounding the Jahi McMath story. We also talk about David Goodall who chose to end his life after 104 years.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-david-goodall-assisted-suicide-20180510-story.html
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/what-does-it-mean-to-die

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We start with reviews of a couple of documentaries that we recommend. We then get into an increase in exocisms, Ark encounter ticket sales numbers and Mike Pences doctor resigns. My favorite headline ever is “Oklahoma Pastor Busted Running a White Supremacist Prostitution Ring”



https://www.ranker.com/list/joyce-mckinney-manacled-mormon/amandasedlakhevener

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/state-issues/384124-appeals-court-indiana-abortion-law-signed-by-mike-pence

http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/04/20/exorcisms-demand-catholic-priest

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/12/oklahoma-pastor-busted-running-white-supremacist-prostitution-ring/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/21/ark-encounters-latest-attendance-numbers-are-ken-hams-nightmare/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/04/politics/jennifer-pena-doctor-resigns/index.html

https://theslot.jezebel.com/focus-on-the-family-steamrolled-the-irs-into-declaring-1825352946

 

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A Pastor has come out of the Atheist closet, Trumps signs junk on the National Day of Prayer, and David Silverman gets caught up in sexual assault and financial issues. We end on the Alfie Evans story as it has played out in the UK.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/05/an-unnamed-pastor-who-told-cnn-he-was-secretly-atheist-has-now-come-out-publicly/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/18/nj-supreme-court-says-taxpayer-money-cannot-be-used-to-fund-church-renovations/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/03/faith-based-initiatives-trump-signs-order-national-day-prayer/577171002/

https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/walkerton-pizzeria-once-at-center-of-national-controversy-has-now/article_83b23989-40ef-554f-b4ab-d4657cf0a150.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/david-silverman-atheist-fired-sexual-misconduct?utm_term=.dxx8MDO3z#.kejVv72pB

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/alfie-evans-doctor-intensive-care-life-support-parents-nhs-a8321226.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43893709



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Amanda has a book report to give that ties in to a previous story about Warren Jeffs. A new law has been put into place in Utah that creates harsher penalties for abuse if you are a polygamist. We also mention an ex-priest with a ton of child porn and torture pictures. And why weren't vaccines mentioned in the Bible?

http://criticschronicle.com/ex-priest-alleged-possessing-2000-child-rapetorture-images-videos-two-cases-child-abuse/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/03/judge-atheists-lawsuit-to-keep-his-im-god-license-plate-in-ky-can-proceed/

http://deadstate.org/anti-vaxxer-warrior-mom-if-vaccines-are-so-great-why-arent-they-mentioned-in-the-bible/

https://www.themaven.net/beingliberal/room/utha-polygamists-at-legal-risk-under-new-law-signed-by-gov-gary-herbert-U78QqhdplkCex3bgbk2kxg/



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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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