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

We talked about:

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne is planning Christian COVIDpalooza this weekend. (0:36)

— The CDC website has removed sensible virus guidance for churches. (5:02)

— There’s a black Republican Jewish atheist on the Cincinnati City Council. (7:48)

— After Jerry Falwell, Jr. tweeted a “joke” about blackface and the KKK, one Liberty University professor resigned in protest. (30:29)

— Conservative Christians are very concernstipated about Pixar’s short film “Out,” which is a love story featuring a gay man. (45:59)

— A well-known Jehovah’s Witness published a book denouncing the religion’s leaders. Will he be kicked out because of it? (48:04)

— A former star of Christian rock said he’s no longer Christian. (53:02)

— The dad from Duck Dynasty has a secret love-child… but it’s okay since the affair occurred before he found Jesus. (58:01)

— The Museum of the Bible is returning a stolen Gilgamesh tablet. (1:05:05)

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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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