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

We talked about:

— The Supreme Court gave COVID-denying churches a gift, saying COVID restrictions in New York didn’t apply to them. (1:08)

— Thousands of Hasidic Jews crammed into one place for a wedding. This is why we can’t have nice things. (14:04)

— A Florida appeals court said bans on gay conversion torture for kids are unconstitutional. (18:27)

— New York State is suing the Diocese of Buffalo for not protecting kids from abusive priests. (26:50)

— Tennessee Republicans want to make sure COVID can still spread once we have the vaccine. (30:43)

— A pastor who oversees an anti-mask daycare sent an insane letter to parents after the state shut the place down. (34:18)

— A UK Court tossed out a paralyzed man’s lawsuit to permit assisted death. (37:45

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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.