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Trumps Parade got canceled. The Anti LGBT Baker from Colorado is back in the news for a Transgender cake this time. Planet Fitness was sued over a trans-gendered person in a locker room. Voting about medicinal marijuana is apparently a religious freedom issue now? Finally, the LDS church/the Mormons don’t want to be called either of those terms anymore.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/trump-military-parade.html

https://nypost.com/2018/08/15/baker-who-refused-gay-wedding-cake-sues-after-saying-no-to-transgender-order/

https://thinkprogress.org/michigan-court-anti-transgender-planet-fitness-ruling-11d48ac24db8/

https://thinkprogress.org/mormon-group-claims-medical-marijuana-ballot-violates-religious-freedom-masterpiece-cakeshop-1b5c5d5b675c/

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/misogynistic-quote-above-hisd-middle-school-lockers-goes-viral/285-585244043

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-religion-mormon/do-not-call-us-mormons-or-lds-church-leaders-of-faith-ask-idUSKBN1L207C

 

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Chad is exhausted from working and going to school at the same time. So while he is propped up with a stick, Amanda dives deep into the latest Catholic church abuse cover up. We also talk about Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, which made national news by firing a guidance counselor after she was outed as being married to another woman.


https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas/articles/2018-08-16/satanic-temple-unveils-baphomet-statue-at-arkansas-capitol

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/14/636855561/report-reveals-widespread-sexual-abuse-by-over-300-priests-in-pa?

http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/07/31/catholic-nuns-are-speaking-out-about-their-own-abuse-at-the-hands-of-priests/

https://ascienceenthusiast.com/the-catholic-church-ran-a-child-pornography-ring-in-pittsburgh/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/14/grand-jury-report-pennsylvania-details-abuse-catholic-priests/980687002/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/world/europe/cardinal-theodore-mccarrick-resigns.html

https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/columnists/varvel/2018/08/21/varvel-why-roncalli-high-school-did-right-thing/1043691002/?


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In this episode we talk about the Religious Liberty Task Force, The Baphomet Statue making it's way to the Arkansas State Capital for a day, Another couple of parents arresting for using their faith as a reason to not report abuse and the discussion of whether or not pedophilia is actually a valid sexual orientation. Chad also shows off his mad rhyming skills.

http://www.cannoncourier.com/cannon-rehab-facilities-closed-cms-16478

http://caldronpool.com/tedx-speaker-says-pedophilia-is-a-natural-sexual-orientation/

https://www.idahopress.com/news/crime_courts/crime/caldwell-couple-arrested-in-child-abuse-case-part-of-faith/article_12a2243e-3cfb-52fb-8e6b-b983cbca0788.html

http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/399482-sessions-announces-religious-liberty-task-force

https://wokesloth.com/jeff-sessions-religious-liberty-task-force-ddt/distributor/

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/07/30/arkansas-satanic-temple-to-deliver-own-statue-at-rally-against-capitols-ten-commandments-monument/

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Mzg4NTY=

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/georgia-congressman-resign-using-racial-slurs-sacha-baron-075905674--abc-news-topstories.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/11-republicans-move-to-impeach-deputy-attorney-general-rod-rosenstein.html


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We discuss the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Jusctice and why it is a bad thing. This inevitably leads to a long discussion on Roe v Wade and the multiple Facebook debates that Chad has had lately. We also discuss the rise in secularism in Iraq, Austria shutting down mosques and a shift in the attitude of Southern Baptists.

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/396659-kavanaugh-rejected-idea-of-a-wall-of-separation-between-church

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/11/628000131/once-militantly-anti-abortion-evangelical-minister-now-lives-with-regret

https://www.wthr.com/article/planned-parenthood-closes-fort-wayne-center-citing-harassment

https://rewire.news/article/2014/01/09/feticide-laws-advance-personhood-punish-pregnant-women/

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/iraq-secular-sectarian-election-mosul/564452/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-politics-islam/austria-to-shut-down-mosques-expel-foreign-funded-imams-idUSKCN1J40X1

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/southern-baptists-call-off-the-culture-war/563000/



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We try to wrap our heads around what has just happened at the press conference in Helsinki with Presidents Trump and Putin. We then go through a few other topics before wrapping up with updated numbers and protesters at the Ark Encounter on its two year anniversary.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-baby-blimp-coming-to-america_us_5b4c0002e4b0e7c958fc778c

https://wokesloth.com/sasha-baron-cohen-gun-lobby-who-is-america/distributor/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/climate/scott-pruitt-epa-trump.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/07/grant-county-says-ark-encounters-attendance-is-even-lower-than-ken-ham-claims/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/06/ken-ham-just-lowered-attendance-figures-for-ark-encounter-from-a-year-ago/

http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Protesters-487573701.html



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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

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211495490655119&set=p.10211495490655119&type=3

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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