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

We talked about:

— A Kentucky school district found a great way to get around the state’s “In God We Trust” law, and it’s already angering state officials. (1:52)

— A candidate for Colorado House says women shouldn’t wear pants. (9:40)

— GOP Rep. Steve King says humanity exists only because of rape and incest. (17:44)

— A Christian pastor, formerly an extremist, is urging Trump to tone down the violent rhetoric. (23:00)

— A FL teacher was suspended after posting a message about how racism was over and Pledge protests were immature. (25:33)

— Never debate Christian pseudo-historian David Barton. His rules are weird. (30:25)

— An Oregon man won’t pay taxes because he’s a Christian who opposes abortion. So there. (35:58)

— Another famous Christian announced he’s no longer a Christian. (39:29)

— The FDA says you shouldn’t drink bleach no matter what this one church says. (47:24)

— The Department of Labor wants to make it legal for faith-based contractors to discriminate on the basis of religion. (51:10)

— White evangelicals are delighted by Donald Trump‘s cruelty heading into 2020… unless he swears. (57:37)

— Check out the film Islam & the Future of Tolerance! Podcast listeners who go to that link and purchase the HD version can use the code “10OFF” to get 10% off the price.

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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.