The Secular Perspective

Amanda and Chad discuss the Chechnya concentration camps for gay people, the new religious freedom bill Trump just signed and review the Well Red Comedy Tour. Amanda gives Chad a souvenir from New Orleans and Chad talks about getting laid off the morning of the recording.

 

http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/culture/news/a35180/there-are-terrifying-gay-concentration-camps-in-chechnya/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/02/angela-merkel-vladimir-putin-russia-investigate-lgbt-torture-claims-chechnya

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/opinion/bill-oreilly-shielded-by-christians.html?_r=0

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/02/526570123/kansas-city-archdiocese-cutting-ties-with-girl-scouts-over-troubling-trends

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-executive-order-disappoints-religious-conservatives-194316034.html

http://deadstate.org/court-rules-gay-couples-lawsuit-against-kim-davis-can-proceed/

 

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Chad and Amanda, haven't seen each other in three weeks and have a bunch of catching up to do. They discuss all kinds of things female genital mutilation, to the church police force in Alabama, to a lady that claims the idea of Trump as her religion.

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/what-happens-to-your-brain-when-you-stop-believing-in-god?utm_source=vicefbus

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/10/these-atheists-are-leaving-their-vandalized-adopt-a-highway-signs-in-place-to-send-a-message/

http://jezebel.com/dr-willie-parker-on-why-abortion-rights-are-a-moral-im-1794180318

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/x-men-gold-1-marvel-anti-semitic-anti-christian-indonesia-jakarta-artist-a7676276.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/12/alabama-senate-passes-controversial-bill-allowing-church-to-create-its-own-police-force/

http://www.wxyz.com/news/detroit-emergency-room-doctor-charged-with-child-genital-mutilation

http://reverbpress.com/news/crazy-trump-cultist-video/

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~pine/Phil110/waris-dirie.html

 

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Chad does a quick solo episode talking about his weekend at the March for Science in Indianapolis.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/04/22/thousands-indy-rally-say-yes-science-no-trump/100785198/

https://satellites.marchforscience.com/

 

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Chad and Amanda discuss license plates, banners in schools and Jesus's nuts. Also, Mike Pence's has a tight leash around women that aren't his wife.

 

http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/03/28/creators-fake-planned-parenthood-baby-parts-videos-just-got-hit-15-felonies/

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/27/god-we-trust-license-plate-bill-constitutionally-suspect-attorney-general-says/99684692/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/22/indiana-bureau-of-motor-vehicles-approves-athe1st-license-plate-after-aclu-threatens-litigation/

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN16Y114

http://fox59.com/2017/03/10/pro-choice-student-group-files-lawsuit-against-carmel-high-school-over-banner/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/26/what-finding-jesus-scrotum-in-the-turin-shroud-says-about-faith.html

http://www.distractify.com/news/2017/03/30/23soP0/mike-pence-eat-with-women

https://thepridela.com/2017/03/arkansas-seriously-considering-making-illegal-trans/

 

 

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To celebrate our 100th episode we are all together including Matt who helped us get the show started back in the day. We all picked our top songs to be played at our own funerals. We play parts and discuss why we like them. This is a pretty long episode but an important one to me personally so I hope you all enjoy.

*We clearly do not own the rights to any of this music. All rights belong to their respective labels, blah, blah blah.

 

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Chad and Amanda try to figure out why Evangelicals like Trump so much, and also phrases that people think come from the Bible, but don't. Plus a dramatic reading of an article and a whole slew of other topics.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/an-open-letter-to-white-christian-trump-supporters_us_589f5ce4e4b0e172783a9cef

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/06/the-religious-right-is-steeling-itself-for-a-biblical-battle-on-trumps-behalf

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/19/living/bible-not-jesus/index.html

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/science/article/Study-Turns-out-religion-is-kinda-like-an-opiate-11026801.php

https://medium.com/@jcweatherby_49412/its-time-to-start-calling-evangelicals-what-they-are-the-american-taliban-4a41731296e4#.y0kr20iq1

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/democratic-process-gives-every-idiot-a-voice-1793083098

 

 

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Chad and Anthony talk briefly about a couple stories involving Ken Ham and his Ark. Then dive into a discussion based on an email from a listener asking us to elaborate on our thoughts based on the Ricky Gervais interview with Stephen Colbert.

 

https://thehumanist.com/features/articles/ship-didnt-come

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/16/creationist-ken-ham-the-popes-wrong-to-say-the-big-bang-is-real-and-atheists-can-be-good/

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2017/03/16/satanic-temple-billboard-targets-north-texas-school-districts-use-corporal-punishment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntGTUIJ3JLg

 

 

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Chad and Amanda speak with our friend, and previous guest, Brianna about a 20/20 special about gay conversion therapy camps. Also a little bit about a new Trans-Bathroom bill that is popping up in Texas and then just a little bit of everything at the end.

** During this recording you will hear a bit of yelling in the background. I apologize for my friends not being able to play a quiet card game and instead played the loudest game they could think of. People are not dying, they are just being competitive.

 

http://www.thegailygrind.com/2017/03/10/abc-news-uncovers-hundreds-christian-gay-conversion-therapy-teen-camps-operating-us/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FKIamk6B9A

https://www.aclu.org/cases/gg-v-gloucester-county-school-board

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cover-up-in-alabama-newsweek-abc-2020-reports-expose_us_58c35449e4b0c3276fb78505

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/transgender-pastor-texas-bathroom-bill_us_58bfe764e4b0d1078ca263de

 

 

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Chad and Amanda cover a variety of the political news stories we have saved up that don't really fit any theme.

http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article134342904.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-film-themselves-canceling-nordstrom-accounts-after-store-drops-ivanka_us_58a6102be4b037d17d261574?

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Indiana-lawmakers-consider-school-prayer-measure-414262983.html

http://www.someecards.com/news/weird-news/witches-donald-trump-spell-curse-hex-ritual/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/state-senator-cracked-a-table-to-stop-a-womans-pro-choice-testimony_us_58a71e06e4b037d17d2737eb?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/pastor-walks-out-on-trumps-demonic-florida-rally-my-11-year-old-daughter-was-sobbing-in-fear/

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/21/europe/marine-le-pen-headscarf-lebanon-grand-mufti/index.html?sr=fbcnni022117marine-le-pen-headscarf-lebanon-grand-mufti0200PMStoryLink&linkId=34717306

 

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Chad and Amanda discuss Stuff the Pope has said, a pro-choice priest, a cult in North Carolina, and why Millennials are leaving the church.

 

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/i-am-a-priest-and-this-is-why-im-pro-choice

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-atheists-idUSKBN1621I3?il=0

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/world/pope-atheists-again/

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/01/517950616/survivor-quits-popes-panel-on-sex-abuse-citing-shameful-resistance

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2017/february/all-family-christian-stores-closing-fcs-liquidation.html

http://faithit.com/12-reasons-millennials-over-church-sam-eaton/

http://abc11.com/religion/nc-church-has-unconventional-rules-for-sex-and-marriage/1774607/

http://abc11.com/religion/broken-faith-years-of-ungodly-abuse-at-western-nc-church/1771463/

http://abc11.com/religion/chapel-hill-man-recalls-life-of-fear-at-western-nc-church/1776694/

 

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