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

We talked about:

Donald Trump‘s photo ops in front of two churches pleased nobody. (1:07)

— Is Trump finally losing some of that white evangelical support? (10:44)

— Southern Baptist churches had their largest membership drop in a century. (18:28)

— Should a high school graduate be denied college acceptance for a racist comment online? (25:49)

— According to the Lt. Governor of Texas, we can’t fix racism without Jesus. (39:53)

Pope Francis condemned the murder of George Floyd. (48:44)

— The Department of Education, under Betsy DeVos, says allowing trans athletes to compete in high school sports could lead to government defunding of those schools. (1:00:33)

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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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