The Secular Perspective (general)

In this episode we discuss a Muslim doctor in Michigan running for Senate, an Atheist flag flying over a Ten Commandments monument, and how apparently "gay panic" is some kind of defense in certain places. We wrap up with a review of the new Bible Museum in Washington DC.


http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/michigan-doctor-muslim-governor-us-history/story?id=51883541


https://www.npr.org/2017/12/28/573995948/atheist-flag-will-be-raised-over-ten-commandments-monument


https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/28/574453009/illinois-to-ban-gay-panic-defense-in-new-year


http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbcs-head-religious-programmes-reveals-11729130


https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2017/12/19/kentucky-judge-w-mitchell-nance-guilty-misconduct/965303001/


https://sjewindy.wordpress.com/2017/12/25/a-museum-review-for-you-a-review-of-the-museum-of-the-bible/



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Chad and amanda are back with their first recording of the new year. WE start with discussing the new book by Micheal Wolff about his time on the Trump White House. Then we wrap up the story on Roy Moore before moving on to Mormon cult Sex rituals and a recently deceased Cardinal Law.
https://www.gq.com/story/michael-wolff-white-house-trump-access


http://www.bluedotdaily.com/robert-mueller-blindsides-the-entire-republican-party-with-a-sudden-shift-in-his-investigation/


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/roy-moores-jewish-lawyer-voted-for-doug-jones-raised-money-for-his-campaign/article/2644738

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/politics/roy-moore-block-election.html


http://www.newsweek.com/mormon-cult-leader-sex-rituals-underage-girls-god-flds-764315


http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/20/world/cardinal-bernard-law-death-funeral-reaction/index.html

 

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We discuss how Scientology is trying to infiltrate Ireland's schools through teaching supplies. A judge rolls back Trumps birth control rules, We talk about flat earthers and a new theory about the origin of life. Amanda also ran across an old news piece about abuse in the Jehovah's Witnesses that was on PBS a few years ago.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365148-federal-judge-blocks-trump-repeal-of-obamacare-birth-control-mandate

https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedNews/videos/1729173137103697/

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/how-scientology-is-trying-to-insert-itself-into-irish-schools-1.3327646

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/new-theory-of-life-could-prove-how-life-began-and-disprove-god-10070114.html

http://watchtowerdocuments.org/pbs-newshour-jw-child-abuse-documentary/

 

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Chad and Amanda answer a question from a listener from Youtube. Then we realize how glad we are to be wrong about Alabama. Then we discuss a Tribe of people in Indonesia that were forced to change religions just to be able to survive. We also mention the 7 banned word for the CDC and a Joel Osteen lookalike.

*** I mention putting this up a couple of days after recording it. I'm off on my dates of episode release when we recorded. You're not missing something, I'm just forgetting how much work I had already done ahead of time.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454658/roy-moore-sodomy-video-bizarre-substitute-concession-speech

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-banned-7-words-and-phrases-from-cdc-documents-2017-12

http://www.wcnc.com/news/weird/fake-joel-osteen-infiltrates-real-joel-osteen-event/491280316

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41981430

http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/12/12/theres-war-secularism-not-christmas/946744001/

 

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Tags: Secularism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Humanism, Anti-theism, Religion, Belief, Faith, God, Christianity, Roy Moore, Alabama, Doug Jones, Trump, CDC, Banned words, Joel Osteen, Mike Klimkowski, Indonesia, Orang Rimba, Palm Tree Oil, Islam, War on Christmas, Menorah, Hanukiah.

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A note was found in the butt of a Jesus statue. We make predictions on the Moore/Jones special election and discuss the aftermath of Al Franken's resignation. In other news, Mike Pence is a snitch and Donald Trump really should stay out of other countries affairs.

** We are also making a call to Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses that are survivors of abuse that was covered up in some form by the church. Due to input after a recent episode, we have decided to plan an episode or two to highlight stories of survivors that are willing to share them. Just give us an email to let us know if you are interested.

http://www.statesman.com/news/supreme-court-rejects-texas-case-gay-marriage-benefits/QWgUz5GV9ktKz1rTC3tIeI/

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/the-nationalists-delusion/546356/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/danny-masterson-netflix-ousted_us_5a2698a0e4b086e4e50461b1

https://nypost.com/2017/11/29/300-year-old-note-found-inside-butt-of-jesus-statue/

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mike-pence-once-ratted-fraternity-182719671.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/us/politics/al-franken-senate-sexual-harassment.html?_r=0

http://www.newsweek.com/after-roy-moore-accused-sexual-assault-pro-trump-group-sends-12-year-old-743798

 

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We interview singer and actress Tylean Polley about her new Atheist Christmas album that has just released. Most of the episode is about Christmas related topics but we do wrap it up with a little bit of politics.

www.tylean.com

www.atheistchristmas.com

https://atheistchristmas.bandcamp.com/album/the-atheist-christmas-album

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/11/war-on-christmas-update/

 

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This week we talk about a teenage atheist that is suing her school for discrimination, fake Bible relics, flat earthers, and a questionable statue of a saint. And what would the Christmas season be without a Starbucks cup for people to gripe about.?

http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/03/archdiocese-releases-names-of-19-clergy-accused-of-sexual-abuse-of-a-minor/

http://www.westword.com/news/cidney-fisk-atheist-lawsuit-against-delta-high-school-9537876

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/17/us/bible-museum-fakes/index.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/style/starbucks-gay-agenda.html

https://pizzabottle.com/60320-would-you-look-at-that/

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/26/566583007/flat-earther-postpones-launch-in-his-homemade-rocket-saying-it-s-not-easy

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This week we discuss all of the allegations in the Roy Moore scandal and compare it to the accusations against Al Franken. We wrap it up with some talk about the Jehovah's Witnesses and abuse cover up in the church.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/09/politics/kfile-roy-moore-divorce-case/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/09/this-defense-of-roy-moore-is-amazingly-bad-from-start-to-finish/?utm_term=.6b4c95625ae9

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/360656-woman-accuses-al-franken-of-kissing-groping-her-without-consent

https://bluestatedaily.com/al-franken-investigation-himself/

http://www.newsweek.com/republican-sex-trafficking-child-trump-coordinator-716348

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/11/27/washington_post_sniffs_out_fake_roy_moore_allegation_by_james_o_keefe_project.html

http://deadstate.org/churchtoo-hashtag-blows-up-social-media-to-expose-sexual-abuse-in-religious-communities/

http://theweek.com/speedreads/737910/jehovahs-witnesses-owe-4000-every-day-dont-turn-over-details-alleged-child-sex-abuse-cost-2-million-far

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/11/09/ex-jehovahs-witnesses-are-crashing-kingdom-hall-meetings-to-talk-about-abuse/

https://nypost.com/2017/11/16/lawmaker-resigns-after-inappropriate-behavior-with-man-in-his-office/

 

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We discuss a local abortion protest gone wrong and Notre Dame ends birth control coverage. We find a new question to make the hardcore anti-choice crowd to do some mental gymnastics, and finish with a discussion on a family that felt the need to change churches after they adopted kids.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/group-protests-outside-of-home-mistaken-for-residence-of-planned-parenthood-ceo

https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/politics/notre-dame-to-end-no-cost-contraceptive-coverage-for-employees/article_512017b8-f873-50b0-841a-5158296b36aa.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/19/this-simple-question-will-make-anti-abortion-activists-squirm/

https://splinternews.com/after-i-adopted-two-black-babies-i-realized-my-church-1819912747?

 

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We speculate on the Trump Russia stuff then move on to the church shooting in Texas. We also discuss Kevin Spacey's non-apology for sexual assault.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/11/05/the-texas-church-shooters-religious-history-is-very-confusing/

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

https://jezebel.com/four-women-have-accused-actor-danny-masterson-of-rape-1820097573

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/31/16570846/spaceys-coming-out-sex-assault-pedophilia

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ex-porn-star-mia-khalifa-receives-death-threats-superimposing-her-face-picture-virgin-mary-1644282

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-twitter-account-inaccessible_us_59fbb4a9e4b0b0c7fa393566

 

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