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In this week's episode, we discuss the Freedom From Religion Foundations "We Vote" campaign, which features Ed and Mikel Hensley. We'll also be discussing the 10-year old that was raped and impregnated in Ohio and had to travel to Indiana to abort the fetus. We'll touch on the January 6th committee hearings and the Supreme Courts' latest move allow…
 
Guest: Philip S. Gorski. This week we listen to the moving testimony before the National Capital Memorial Advisory Committee in favor of a new monument to honor America's "forgotten founder" Thomas Paine — testimony by Rep. Jamie Raskin, Margaret Downey (president of the Thomas Paine Memorial Association), military veteran Greg Jones and Black Nonb…
 
"Christian nationalism" is being mentioned more and more in the news: Religious right-wing Christian members of Congress and candidates for public office are openly embracing the divisive concept. After hearing the very moving ad by "Mothers Against Greg Abbott" (opposing the Texas abortion ban) and the song "Heaven" set to a Rupert Brooke poem, we…
 
Speeches by Randa Black and Randall Cragun. Christian nationalists have influenced the Supreme Court and the Jan. 6 insurrectionists. To avoid public scrutiny, right-wing religious think tanks and legal groups are reclassifying themselves as "churches." Actress Randa Black explains why she gave a secular invocation rather than a prayer at a city co…
 
John Kiel and Michael Stark interview Callie Wright and discuss a wide range of topics, including: how our country got to this point; mass shootings and the broader problem of gun-related deaths; difficulties with grassroots organizing; pride month and coming out; questioning the worldview you were raised with; identifying as "atheist"; roller derb…
 
GUEST: Linda Greenhouse. This week we focus on recent bad Supreme Court decisions attacking women's rights and the separation of church and state. FFRF attorney Patrick Elliott explains the confusing Bremerton case allowing a high-school coach to pray with students. Then we talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and Supreme Court obser…
 
This week’s episode touches on Pride Month and the recent Riseup4abortionrights.org protests @Osteen’s church in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft that will overturn Roe v. Wade. We’ll also delve into the church’s tax-exempt status to combat poverty and food insecurity in the U.S. Lastly we’ll focus on a pastor out of California’s weird, l…
 
Guest: Maryam Namazie. Abortion, politicians blaming gun violence on godlessness, secular billboards and the growth of support for state/church separation are among the news topics we discuss this week. After listening to a sneak preview of the new "Godless Gospel" songs, we speak with Iranian-born ex-Muslim activist Maryam Namazie about the intern…
 
Guest: Jay Wexler. FFRF tells San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that it was a "grave evil" to deny Nancy Pelosi communion. There is a new freethinking miniseries on Hulu. FFRF complains about pious pandering politicians. After hearing George Hrab's song about "thoughts and prayers" titled "The Least That You Can Do," we listen to Boston…
 
Guest: Christopher Cameron. After mourning the tragic school massacre in Texas, we point out the ineffectiveness of "thoughts and prayers" and denounce politicians who blame the violence on godlessness. We hear singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman satirize “thoughts and prayers” in his song “"To the Victims of This Tragedy." Then professor and author Ch…
 
Guests: Amit Pal & Dan Barker. With FFRF Communications Director Amit Pal as the substitute host, we discuss the dismal news on the reproductive rights front, including the draconian Oklahoma abortion ban. We highlight our last TV show of the season — a special on-site visit with freethinking sculptor Zenos Frudakis — and spotlight our national con…
 
We discuss Justice Alito's leaked opinion piece poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and its implications plus Christian Academy of Louisville's anti-LGBTQ+ homework assignment. Roe v. Wade Overview https://www.thoughtco.com/roe-v-wade-overview-3528244 Roe v. Wade Poll https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/04/poll-roe-v-wade-00029889 Fox News Polling Inf…
 
Guest: Samuel L. Perry. We announce two victories in federal lawsuits this week stopping city council prayer and religious instruction in West Virginia schools. We talk about Alito’s leaked abortion decision. The popular actor Jon Huertas tells us why he is a nontheist. In light of the tragic massacre in Buffalo, we speak with Professor Samuel L. P…
 
Guest: Sasha Sagan. It’s Mayday for women’s rights. We talk about state/church and women’s issues in Idaho, Arkansas, New Jersey and Arizona, and announce our full-page ad in the New York Times. After listening to philosopher Bertrand Russell (on the sesquicentennial of his birth) tell us why he was not a Christian, we hear Sasha Sagan, daughter of…
 
In this episode, Jen Scott and J.T. Andrews from the Community of Reason interviewed Dusty Sabourin, Virginia State Director for American Atheists. Dusty’s atheist activism was recently recognized at the American Atheists National Convention when she was awarded the title of State Director of the Year Award. Referenced links: Educate Us: https://ww…
 
Guest: Ed Sorel. Instead of honoring the unconstitutional National Day of Prayer, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Learn what you can do to resist the imminent religiously motivated overthrow of Roe v. Wade. Then, we speak with 93-year-old irreverent cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist Ed Sorel — whose satiric artwork has graced magazine covers and…
 
Guest: Phil Zuckerman. After reporting on victories and challenges regarding governmental prayer, we parse the Supreme Court oral arguments in the case involving a praying high-school football coach. Then we hear sociologist and author Phil Zuckerman, a pioneer in secular studies, making the case for why secular Americans, as a group, are more mora…
 
Guest: Clement Hiel. After reporting on national state/church news, we hear freethinker Barbra Streisand sing the song “Smile," written by the freethinking Charlie Chaplin. Then we speak with NASA scientist Clement Hiel about his alma mater, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), which was founded as a direct challenge to the…
 
Here's where all of KY Gov. Andy Beshear's 2022 vetoes stand https://news.yahoo.com/gov-beshear-vetoes-unemployment-benefit-193407567.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall Tennessee deputy groped woman, forced her into ‘baptism’ in frigid lake waters, lawsuit claims https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2019/10/03/tennessee-deputy-forces-womans-baptism-cha…
 
American Atheists convention coming up Easter weekend! Visit atheists.org for more information. The story behind one of Pastor Greg Locke's witch accusations. Spoiler: she's not actually a witch. Former Mississippi GOP lawmaker Robert Foster says those who support trans rights should be executed by firing squad. The nomination of Ketanji Brown Jack…
 
Guests: Patrick Elliott; Ryan Jayne; Barbara Alvarez. After reporting on state/church news, we talk with a trio of FFRF staff members. FFRF Senior Counsel Patrick Elliott describes our friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court about a praying high-school coach. Strategic Response Attorney Ryan Jayne tells us about the many bad state bills deal…
 
For this episode, Dan Canon has joined our Reasonable Living group to discuss his new book Pleading Out. Also, apologies for the uneven release schedule. We are all volunteers doing this in our free time after taking care of our families and jobs, and that can be a bit messy at times. But we will do our best to keep the episodes coming! Our intro a…
 
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