Ep. 288 - The Mayor's Prayers Didn't Work


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By Friendly Atheist Podcast, Hemant Mehta, and Jessica Bluemke. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — We’re having our first meet-and-greet in Chicago! Please join us if you can! (0:30) — The kicker for the Chicago Bears did his job, therefore you must believe in Jesus. (1:41) — Dennis Prager thinks his YouTube propaganda videos constitute an actual university. (5:55) — The Congressional Freethought Caucus has two more members than we knew about. (9:37) — The race for mayor of Grand Rapids (MI) is between a competent leader and a Christian theocrat. (13:45) — A school board president in Minnesota wants to know why they teach evolution. (17:33) — Saturday Night Live fired its racist new cast member Shane Gillis. (20:25) — High school students who pray before football games aren’t defying atheists. (23:22) — The Clergy Project has now helped 1,000 pastors who no longer believe in God. (26:50) — A Republican mayor in FL is calling for action on gun violence because his prayers aren’t working. (28:30) — Professional liar Sean Spicer says if you love Jesus, you’ll vote for him on Dancing With the Stars. (33:42) — Research shows “thoughts and prayers” are so annoying, atheists would pay money to avoid them. (35:30) — A financial watchdog for evangelical churches is mired in its own financial problems. (38:20)

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