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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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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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