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In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.

We talked about:

— The Christian Right is having a hard time dealing with the candidacy of Pete Buttigieg. (0:24)

— A Methodist pastor had the best comments about the pro-life crowd’s hypocrisy. (8:03)

— An episode of Arthur featuring a gay wedding didn’t air in Alabama. (11:35)

— A “pro-life” Christian lawmaker from Mississippi was arrested for punching his wife in the face because she wouldn’t undress for sex quickly enough. (15:32)

— A New Orleans man accused of multiple rapes was granted bail, possibly putting women in danger. (18:06)

— A former Illinois megachurch pastor allegedly hired a hitman. (20:27)

— An Alabama school board member wants to “investigate” why kids aren’t standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. (26:58)

— A new study says religious couples have better sex lives. Is it accurate? (29:30)

— A California bill that would force priests to be mandated reporters is on the verge of becoming law… but only after some amendments. (38:39)

— Nevada is taking a sensible step to stop doctors from having to tell patients unnecessary information about abortions. (45:10)

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the podcast. If you have any suggestions for people we should chat with, please leave them in the comments, too.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.

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