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

We talked about:

— A Christian conversion therapy group is shutting down. (3:50)

Pastor Louie Giglio wants to replace the phrase “white privilege” with “white blessing.” He then apologized for suggesting it. (17:40)

— Having more kids is not the way to win the Culture Wars. (35:37)

— Does anyone know what Donald Trump‘s “Religious Freedom Task Force” did? (41:38)

— Trump’s pathetic photo op in front of a church may have cost him support in swing-state Michigan. (48:11)

— The Boy Scouts are offering a merit badge for inclusion. The one for irony can’t be far behind. (51:04)

— This is a horrible way to ask kids about Purgatory in a religious education class. (57:36)

— This lady wants everyone to burn their face masks. Because she’s not smart. (59:20)

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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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