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TSP128: Protesting the Wrong Place

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We discuss a local abortion protest gone wrong and Notre Dame ends birth control coverage. We find a new question to make the hardcore anti-choice crowd to do some mental gymnastics, and finish with a discussion on a family that felt the need to change churches after they adopted kids.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/group-protests-outside-of-home-mistaken-for-residence-of-planned-parenthood-ceo

https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/politics/notre-dame-to-end-no-cost-contraceptive-coverage-for-employees/article_512017b8-f873-50b0-841a-5158296b36aa.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/19/this-simple-question-will-make-anti-abortion-activists-squirm/

https://splinternews.com/after-i-adopted-two-black-babies-i-realized-my-church-1819912747?

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Tags: Secularism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Humanism, Anti-theism, Religion, Belief, Faith, God, Christianity, Anti-choice, Planned Parenthood, Notre Dame, Birth control, Adoption, Racism

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TSP127: Church Shootings and Kevin Spacey

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We speculate on the Trump Russia stuff then move on to the church shooting in Texas. We also discuss Kevin Spacey’s non-apology for sexual assault.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/11/05/the-texas-church-shooters-religious-history-is-very-confusing/

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

https://jezebel.com/four-women-have-accused-actor-danny-masterson-of-rape-1820097573

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/31/16570846/spaceys-coming-out-sex-assault-pedophilia

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ex-porn-star-mia-khalifa-receives-death-threats-superimposing-her-face-picture-virgin-mary-1644282

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-twitter-account-inaccessible_us_59fbb4a9e4b0b0c7fa393566

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TSP126: Devils Food Cake

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The Pope Says evolution is real, Atheists are banned from invocations in Congress, Pastors arrested for child abuse and the missed opportunity for a joke talking about cakes for Satan, hence the title.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-declares-evolution-and-big-bang-theory-are-right-and-god-isnt-a-magician-with-a-magic-9822514.html

https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/30586-court-oks-congressional-exclusion-of-atheists-ffrf-calls-it-wake-up-call

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/20/16507902/indiana-lawrence-county-needle-exchange

http://www.wibc.com/news/local-news/rushville-pastor-arrested-child-molesting

https://www.christianpost.com/news/satanic-temple-demands-christian-bakers-make-cakes-for-satan-201040/

http://coloradotimesrecorder.com/2017/10/christian-baker-involved-in-supreme-court-case-asked-to-bake-a-cake-for-satan/6312/

https://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/religious-liminal-population-accounts-for-a-fifth-of-humans

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TSP125: Rohingya People in Myanmar

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Trumps “Religious Freedom” policies are slowly being put into place and no one is noticing. We also discuss the ongoing tragedy that is the genocide of Rohingya Muslims by Buddhists in Myanmar.

https://jezebel.com/rohingya-muslim-mothers-watch-their-children-slaughtere-1819403760?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41566561

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/politics/merry-christmas-donald-trump/index.html

http://techhgee.com/trumps-extreme-religious-freedom-order-has-been-put-in-place-you-just-dont-know-it/

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355594-trump-joked-that-pence-wants-to-hang-all-gay-people-report

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/10/kim-davis-touring-romania-encourage-government-ban-gay-rights/

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TSP124: Amanda’s Hodgepodge

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All of the major stories in this episode were compiled by Amanda, from The Vatican finger pointing on abuse to the Rise of MiloYiannopoulus. Chad throws in a story about how the anti-burqa laws in Austria are affecting other people as well.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article177663856.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/05/vatican-facing-child-sex-scandals-tells-everyone-else-to-take-responsibility/#comment-3551940750

https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/heres-how-breitbart-and-milo-smuggled-white-nationalism?utm_term=.jtZkgZNbWr#.eu5wJMb3j2

http://m.dw.com/en/austria-burqa-ban-man-dressed-as-shark-falls-afoul-of-new-law/a-40872491

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/31/15716778/trump-birth-control-regulation

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TSP123: One Jesus, Two Jesus, Red Jesus, Blue Jesus

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We start with the Mike Pence NFL Stunt. Then we talk about different men around the world that claim to be Jesus, athletes from a Christian college in trouble for attacking a student and more.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/08/politics/pence-indianapolis-flights-cost/index.html

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/08/new-messiahs-jesus-christ-second-coming-photos/

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/straight-out-of-the-handmaids-tale-insiders-claim-cia-director-pompeo-is-turning-agency-into-a-christian-hotbed/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/09/19/five-christian-athletes-face-felony-charges-after-allegedly-sodomizing-student/

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/hasidic-blindfolds

https://theslot.jezebel.com/marsha-blackburn-abortion-enemy-and-climate-change-den-1819182093?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/09/08/malaysia-blocks-access-to-gaming-website-steam-over-fight-of-gods/

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Tags: Secularism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Humanism, Anti-theism, Religion, Belief, Faith, God, Christianity, Mike Pence, NFL, Colts, 49ers, Jesus Christ, CIA, Mike Pompeo, Wheaton College, Assault

TSP122: Let’s Talk About Vegas

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We talk about the elephant in the room that is the Vegas shooting. Then wrap up with the hypocrisy of a pro-life senator telling his mistress to get an abortion.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/10/03/yes-pat-robertson-blamed-the-vegas-shooting-on-disrespect-for-trump-and-the-national-anthem

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apos-fox-friends-apos-guest-133314960.html

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/10/03/rep-tim-Murphy-pro-life-sought-abortion-affair-shannon-edwards-susan-mosychuk-pennsylvania-chief-of-staff-congress-emails-texts/stories/201710030018

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/03/fox-news-host-maybe-the-las-vegas-shooter-just-didnt-believe-in-god/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/03/this-mormon-wrote-the-worst-response-so-far-to-the-las-vegas-shooting/

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/3/16401826/abortion-ban-pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/republican-congressman-tim-murphy-mistress-abortion/

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2017/10/panicked_london_train_commuter.html

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