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TSP74: Throw Out Those Burkini's

TSP 74: Throw out those Burkini's

France has banned burkini's and we kind of have some issues with it. A woman was refused from a Catholic hospital because of an IUD. We talk about so much more than would fit here.

http://www.hollywood.com/movies/10-years-later-where-are-the-kids-from-jesus-camp-now-60603062/

http://jezebel.com/french-police-seen-forcing-woman-to-remove-burkini-as-h-1785691693

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-06/in-surprise-move-islamic-state-group-reportedly-bans-burqas

https://rewire.news/article/2016/08/23/complaint-citing-catholic-rules-doctor-turns-away-bleeding-woman-dislodged-iud/

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-08-26/a-complicated-prognosis-for-medicine-and-religious-liberty

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2016/08/31/son-had-36-bruises-mom-quoted-bible-defense/88998568/

http://deadstate.org/churchs-insurance-company-wont-cover-flood-damage-because-it-was-an-act-of-god/

http://deadstate.org/christian-charity-that-rejected-28k-donation-from-an-atheist-now-extremely-behind-on-funds/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/09/02/christian-pastor-i-resurrected-a-dead-woman-by-sending-a-text-message-through-facebook/

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/09/03/widow-bans-hes-in-a-better-place-at-husbands-funeral/

 

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TSP73: What the Hell, Oklahoma

Chad and Anthony cover a range of stories in Oklahoma, from charities that don't want money from atheists to an exorcism/murder. Also there is a newly discovered planet and a new atheist app out there.

 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/08/23/an-oklahoma-charity-rejected-an-atheists-donation-so-hes-raising-more-until-they-say-yes/

http://www.secularvaluesvoter.org/2016/08/24/oklahoma-voters-to-decide-fate-of-ten-commandments-monument/

http://deadstate.org/christian-who-was-fired-after-anointing-co-workers-desks-with-oil-loses-religious-discrimination-case/

http://thehumanist.com/news/secularism/atheos-app-fostering-atheisttheist-dialogue

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/oklahoma-woman-kills-possessed-daughter-by-shoving-crucifix-down-her-throat/

http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space/

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/netflix-bill-nye-saves-the-world-talk-show-1201848789/

 

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TSP 72: Louisiana Flooding

We discuss the irony of an anti-LGBT pastor whose home was flooded do to the storms in Louisiana. There is also a newly discovered Earth-like planet out there.

 

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/god-destroys-home-of-anti-gay-leader-tony-perkins-in-flood-of-biblical-proportions/

http://www.lc.org/newsroom/details/081916-case-closed-kim-davis-has-won-the-fight-for-religious-freedom

http://distractify.com/trending/2016/08/18/arabic-tote-bag

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trumps-anti-science-campaign

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-dr-susan-k-smith/the-problem-with-religion_b_11612362.html

http://www.iflscience.com/space/reports-of-an-earthlike-planet-around-our-nearest-neighbor/

 

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TSP 71: Escape from The Church

In a Secular Perspective first, we have a guest host. Chad enlists his friend Brianna to come and talk to us about growing up in an Apostolic Pentecostal Church and how she got out of it. There are no news stories to link to on this one. Just a lot of good conversation to listen to. Enjoy.

* There is a strange underlying sound when we are talking that I could not remove without distorting our voices. Apologies.

 

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TSP70: Getting back to Our Roots

Anthony has come back for this episode. We get started with a couple news stories but then get into some more philosophical stuff like we used to do.

 

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/duck-dynastys-phil-robertson-star-new-citizens-unitedbreitbart-film

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/07/28/dinesh-dsouzas-hillarys-america-is-top-grossing-documentary-2016.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/12/five-christian-pastors-in-illinois-are-challenging-a-state-law-banning-conversion-therapy-for-queer-youth/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/08/14/satanists-have-submitted-a-glorious-application-to-install-a-statue-of-baphomet-in-arkansas/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/singod/2016/08/whats-your-least-favorite-misconception-of-atheism/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2016/08/the-most-powerful-argument-against-christianity-problem-of-divine-hiddenness-atheism/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/2016/08/williamstown-mayor-says-ark-encounter-is-not-the-economic-boon-they-expected/

 

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TSP 69: Don't try to Compete with Jesus.

There was a pastor that died trying to fast as long as Jesus. Also Marco Rubio's stance on pregnant women with Zika and why Trump supporter's brains are different from non supporters.

 

http://buzzsouthafrica.com/south-african-pastor-dies-following-30-days-fasting/

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/us/politics/mike-pence-needle-exchanges-indiana.html?_r=1

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/a-neuroscientist-explains-what-may-be-wrong-with-trump-supporters-brains/

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2016/08/rubio-no-abortions-for-zika-infected-women-104555

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-trump-romance-glanton-20160805-column.html

 

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TSP68: Amanda's Bug Out Bag

Chad and Amanda catch up after a couple weeks of not recording. Chad has a surprise gift for Amanda and also teaches her the tenants of Satanism.

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mike-pence-just-destroyed-trump-183752785.html

http://jezebel.com/qandeel-baloch-pakistani-social-media-star-strangled-1783784538?rev=1468698314257&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

http://deadstate.org/christians-go-into-freak-out-mode-as-satanist-opens-city-council-meeting-with-a-prayer

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/big12/2016/07/31/baylor-strict-conduct-code-might-have-silenced-rape-victims/87884594/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/11/29/the-satanic-temples-seven-tenets-are-far-more-ethical-than-the-ten-commandments/

www.cardsagainsthumanity.com

www.fctry.com to purchase your own Bernie action figure if they are still available.

 

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After barely surviving a couple of weeks not recording and having to deal with the Republican and Democratic conventions, Chad cannot handle any more depressing news. Amanda sent Chad a link to some fun online games a while back and he used those as a coping mechanism.

 

http://www.thegoparcade.com/

 

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TSP66: Thank You Trump for Taking Mike Pence

We discuss Religious freedom according to some Baptists, some stuff going on in Kentucky that is not a boat, and that darn Trump guy.

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/29/483901761/conservative-christians-grapple-with-what-religious-freedom-means-for-muslims?

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/kim_davis_loses_appeal_of_contempt_charge_that_sent_her_to_jail

https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/27088-kentucky-judge-turns-away-nonreligious-couple

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/phil-robertson-proof-of-jesus_us_577b0250e4b09b4c43c0f4aa?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592&yptr=yahoo

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/opinion/campaign-stops/the-theology-of-donald-trump.html?_r=0

http://mashable.com/2016/07/15/donald-trump-pence-campaign-logo/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#2we52pE_Lmqs

 

 

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We have a lot to discuss. The Ark Encounter opened plus we have more old stories to get caught up on such as polls about lack of religion. Amanda learns how to pronounce Louisville, and Chad talks about the passing of his grandmother.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3497755/Religion-dying-New-study-finds-just-18-percent-people-60-younger-attend-church-50-believe-God.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-12811197

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/06/anti-gay-pastor-that-praised-orlando-massacre-loses-lease/

http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/06/26/texas-court-says-citizens-can-skip-education-if-they-believe-the-rapture-is-coming-details/

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/04/484713101/a-noahs-ark-in-kentucky-encounters-controversy

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2016/07/a-fun-day-at-ark-encounters-grand-opening/

 



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