The Secular Perspective (general)

Discussions of Chris Christie's trip to the beach, Trumps CNN wrestling meme, Texas bathroom and adoption bills. Amanda takes us on a tangent about transphobia and sexuality.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/nyregion/chris-christie-beach-new-jersey-budget.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/02/business/media/trump-wrestling-video-cnn-twitter.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/22/529487181/texas-lawmakers-revive-bathroom-bill-ok-religious-refusal-of-adoptions

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/excommunications/2017/05/honey-im-an-atheist-losing-my-faith/

https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/07/02/separation-church-state-crumble/

 

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Tags: Secularism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Humanism, Anti-theism, Religion, Belief, Faith, God, Christianity, Chris Christie, Beach, Trump, CNN, Wrestling, Texas, Adoption, Bathroom, Transphobia, Mike Pence, Separation of Church and State, Persecution, Evangelicals

 

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Chad and Amanda discuss multiple direct violations of Church/State separation that have just recently happened in the courts. Plus Williamstown, KY fights back against the Ark and Mike Huckabee is in hot water over automated calls for a movie.

 

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article158790694.html

http://www.salon.com/2017/06/28/kentuckys-evangelical-gov-matt-bevin-signs-bill-allowing-public-schools-to-teach-from-the-bible/

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2261890-in-closely-watched-church-and-state-case-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-missouri-church/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/four-million-people-can-sue-for-mike-huckabees-christmas-movie-robocall

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/medical-doctor-tom-price-recommends-god-as-the-solution-to-the-opioid-crisis

 

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We discuss the man that drove his car into the 10 Commandments monument and a few stories that have popped up recently about child abuse cover-ups in the Catholic Church. Also, Chad complains about dog-sitting.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/bonkers-video-shows-repeat-offender-destroying-arkansas-brand-new-10-commandments-monument/

http://www.thv11.com/news/local/newly-placed-10-commandments-statue-at-ark-state-capitol-destroyed-by-car/452658598

http://thegoodlordabove.com/god-responds-10-commandments-statue-destroyed/

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/28/asia/cardinal-pell-australia/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNKPVAlp_jc

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/23/534127330/illinois-bishop-decrees-no-communion-funeral-rites-for-same-sex-spouses

 

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A female pastor is on trial for assaulting a gay man with about 30 of her parishioners. Another FLDS leader has been arrested and there has been a lot of craziness in Indiana this past week.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/north-carolina-woman-admits-leading-30-parishioners-in-beating-of-gay-church-member-to-expel-his-demons/

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/juror-s-actions-lead-mistrial-gay-beating-case-against-minister-n769116

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/us/fbi-arrests-flds-leader-lyle-jeffs/index.html

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis-muslims-appalled-at-hateful-billboard-on-i-465-attacking-the-prophet-muhammad

 

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Amanda brings up the story of Jahi McMath. Be warned, this gets pretty morbid so be aware going in. A pharmacist from Walgreens is accused of sexual discrimination for not filling a prescription. We also spend a little time catching up with Josh Duggar.

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

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/walmart-accused-sex-discrimination-pharmacist-refuses-fill-prescription-due-personal-beliefs-164803183.html

http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a27333/secret-evangelical-christians-at-planned-parenthood/

http://jezebel.com/pregnant-irish-teen-placed-in-psychiatric-clinic-agains-1796035315?

http://jezebel.com/josh-duggar-is-now-claiming-that-reports-he-molested-hi-1795831459?

 

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A teenage student schools his teachers in gay rights, A history lesson of why the Democrats and Republicans have slowly switched agendas and a newly announced game has a petition to cancel it because apparently it hits too close to home for some people.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/05/154348/teen-defense-gay-marriage-catholic-school

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisladd/2017/03/27/pastors-not-politicians-turned-dixie-republican/#33feeb2c695f

https://gamingcentral.in/so-did-you-know-theres-a-petition-to-cancel-far-cry-5/

 

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Our main topic of discussion is a couple of stories that have popped up recently for us that both involved child marriage that actually happens in the USA. Plus we talk about the graduation walkout on Mike Pence and how really homophobic people are usually gay themselves.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/02/denmark-scraps-334-year-old-blasphemy-law

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/child-bride-seeks-millions

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/opinion/sunday/it-was-forced-on-me-child-marriage-in-the-us.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/21/mike-pence-notre-dame-speech/335083001/

http://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2017/05/11/ban-on-child-marriages-conditionally-vetoed-by-christie-111987

http://kitschmix.com/science-proves-homophobia-means-youre-probably-gay/

 

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Everyone is gone this week so we are sharing an episode from the other show that Chad and Amanda did for a while.

Chad and Amanda Talk about a Story from Kentucky of a baby being found in a dumpster, still alive, and also about a Man that was arrested for a videotape that had not been returned 14 years ago. Chad talks, at great length, about his first jobs detasseling corn and working at a video store.

 

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1994143-kentucky-man-finds-baby-in-a-dumpster/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Postcron.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-arrested-for-not-returning-vhs-tape_us_56f3eb3de4b0c3ef521808ef?

 

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Amanda and Chad discuss The Handmaids Tale and how it helped save a lady from her family. The FFRF sues Trump and the American Atheists want to sponsor a bench in Pennsylvania. Amanda introduces us to a play called Corpus Christi because of a spam message from an aunt.

 

http://www.dw.com/en/putin-backs-probe-into-gay-torture-in-chechnya/a-38732479

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-religious-liberty-executive-order-atheist-group-name-files-lawsuit-churches-endorse-a7723621.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/06/tucker-carlson-a-veterans-bench-sponsored-by-american-atheists-makes-non-atheists-feel-demeaned/

https://theestablishment.co/i-grew-up-in-a-fundamentalist-cult-the-handmaids-tale-was-my-reality-fae2f77263d9

 

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Amanda and Chad discuss what has been happening this past week with James Comey, former head of the F.B.I. Also someone tried to take down Stephen Fry with an archaic blasphemy law in Ireland. Plus a lot stuff that is going on in each of our personal lives.

 

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/fbi/333241-comey-willing-to-testify-but-only-in-public-report

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/stephen-fry-blasphemy-ireland-probe-investigation-richard-dawkins-arrest-a7728321.html

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/may/09/irish-police-halt-prosecution-of-stephen-fry-for-blasphemy

 

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