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

We talked about:

— Christian writer Eric Metaxas is super-racist… and a hypocrite. (3:00)

— A Mississippi church was burned down. An atheist-associated “A” symbol was included at the scene of the crime. (15:18)

— This is a very bad reason not to wear a mask. (22:03)

— A Pakistani education board banned a kids’ math textbook for including pictures of pigs. (29:14)

Norma McCorvey, a.k.a. the “Roe” of Roe v. Wade, said she only pushed a pro-life position because she was paid. (34:44)

— This list of atheist Republicans is tiny. Very tiny. (47:55)

Donald Trump wants churches to open up this weekend. Is it weird that he wants to kill off his own base? (55:52)

— A Texas mayor says only men can deliver invocation prayers. (1:05:48)

— Child marriage has been legally banned in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. (1:07:18)

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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.