Thank God I'm Atheist

Thank God I'm Atheist

By tgiatheist

Frank and Dan's off-the-cuff conversations focus on current events cast through the lens of their shared atheism. Episodes include a rundown of six news stories from the prior week, and the show occasionally features interviews with writers, thinkers, and leaders in the atheist community. As former Mormons, the hosts provide insight into the often misunderstood religious minority.

Episodes

Strange Bedfellows #529

Anglicans resign from committee for actually good reasons; Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that they shouldn't; an animal sacrifice goes as wrong as could possibly be imagined; some other stories; and Frank and Dan discuss what it means to find yourself in partial agreement with bad people.
22/01/2250m 30s

We Resolve! #528

Christian ASMR offers whispery bible readings, The Taliban continues their long struggle against mannequins, a prayer log of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, African beauty queens don hijab, Pope Francis criticizes Catholicism, researchers chart Catholic priest pedophile network, and a discussion about New Year's resolutions and why Kate and Frank like them.
15/01/2259m 19s

The Pope's a Dope #527

Megachurch goes exclusively online, wounded rabbi charged with financial crimes, Mother Teresa's charity targeted by Indian government, COVID outbreak hits Mormon missionary training facility, Oklahoma law would allow preachers and bibles into classrooms, Utah tech nazi sends antisemitic email to industry leaders, and the pope calls adopting pets "selfish".
08/01/2256m 17s

Prejudice and the Mormons #526

Catholic Church imports clergy to US, ultra-Orthodox Jews vs. COVID-19, Putin insults our intelligence, California offers abortion vacations, theologians help NASA ahead of alien life discoveries, Israel makes exception to their travel ban, and speaking out against the prejudice of a top Mormon leader puts anti-prejudice resources in jeopardy.
01/01/2258m 25s

Frank and Dan Diary #525

A sample of the "Frank and Dan Diaries." Bonus content for financial supporters on Patreon. 
25/12/2122m 51s

How to Pandemic #525

Rainbow toys deemed un-Islamic, Mormon billionaire resigns from church with a splash, all-Muslim government takes over small Michigan city, state capitol dressed up for the holidays, Donald Trump Jr. suggests conservatives aren't playing rough enough, charity run by Christian couple ousts them for being wretched people, and a 'pep talk' as a new (possibly worse) year approaches. 
25/12/211h 4m

Remembering Hitchens #524

Italian bishop denounces Santa Claus to a group of children, a camel revolts during Kansas nativity, 'nones' are growing fast, Dave Ramsey sued for religious discrimination, South Dakota schoolchildren will soon have to be quiet for at least one minute a day, Greg Locke's church blown over, and we take a moment to remember Christopher Hitchens.
18/12/2156m 27s

Grieving Without God #523

War on Christmas rages in Europe, minister dismissed over drag performance, Pope dismisses French bishop's sexual harassment, witched and right wing both mad, teacher refuses Covid-19 testing citing religious exemption, Jewish billionaire hoards stolen antiquities, and a conversation about grief without all that god and heaven stuff involved.
11/12/211h 20m

The Mormon Welfare State #522

Dr. Oz announces run for US Senate, Richard Dawkins doubles down on trans stance, proposed Mormon temple remodel draws criticism from some members, Christian mother kills her child to send them to heaven, UK Premier League promotes LGBTQ+ equality, famous TV pastor dies of COVID-19, and how the State of Utah has farmed out welfare responsibilities to the Mormon Church.
04/12/211h 8m

Surviving Xmas #521

Church kicks woman out for bringing in herb, Southern hospitals limit legal abortion, misogynist pastor endorses marital rape, hospital bandages statue's broken arm, Mormon church numbers slip, pastor fund raises from prison, and a quick talk about surviving the Xmas holiday season.
27/11/2157m 34s

Building Awe #520

Kate fills in for Frank who does NOT have Covid! Italians reverse their baptisms, Texans want to send their pregnant women out to pasture, Mormon leader Dallin Oaks lies through his dentures, the Archdiocese of New Orleans adds fraud to their already full rap-sheet, and Dan and Kate discuss worship spaces and the architecture of awe.
21/11/2148m 40s

Pooping Out the Virus #519

Billionaire funds work to prove there's an afterlife, toxic foam fails to stop holy dip, Middle East countries ban Marvel film, restaurant responds to anti-masker wrath, and a discussion about anecdotal evidence in light of Dan catching Covid.
13/11/2143m 3s

Unhappy Believers #518

No exorcisms for Covid-19, the Supreme Court does the right thing by doing nothing at all, Christian radio host imprisoned for Ponzi scheme, a Qanon influencer, Indigenous lawyer fights to keep U.S. missionaries out of Amazon, a report on religious affiliation in Canada, and a chat about whether or not Christian conservatives seem happy to us.
06/11/2158m 57s

Halloween Hullabaloo #517

Polish school cancels Halloween, Biden visits the pope, Sikh men rescue two hikers, Liberty University "think tank," Supreme Court lets Maine vaccine mandate stand, school revises clothing ban, and Christians can't help but be upset about Halloween.
30/10/211h 3m

Alternate Universes #516

Baylor students mock mormonism ahead of game with BYU, Southern Baptists lose leaders, Bangladesh reverting to secular constitution, Texas considers constitutional amendment to protect religious observance, Saudi Arabia welcomes bikini-clad sunbathers, a Baptist group judges fashion, and a chat about religious conservatives choosing to live in their own version of reality.
23/10/211h 9m

Humanity is Humanity #515

Lizzo says twerking is a spiritual expression, military archbishop says Catholic troops can claim religious exemption for COVID vaccine, Mormons double down on not wanting to be called Mormons, FFRF rids another school system of religious symbols, anti-kink pastor says Jesus plants dirty dreams to warn away sin, President Biden tries to save Christmas, and a discussion about whether we would ban all religions if we could?
16/10/211h 3m

Pure Truth #514

Priests and nuns in India ordered to pay taxes, Tennessee's governor offers time-honored solution for COVID-19 outbreak, French commission uncovers shocking number of Catholic Church sex abuse cases, Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua, a priest actually doesn't sexually molest child, Pat Robertson makes way for next generation, and the Mormon prophet just said something mighty revealing about his real level of influence over membership.
09/10/2158m 26s

Broken Brains #513

Christian Facebook pages largely run by troll farms, fake pastor does the wrong scam, female prophet sentenced to death in Pakistan, Milo and Bannon cancelled in Baltimore,Taliban fails to keep their promise to the women of Afghanistan, Washington judge rules on Planned Parenthood case, and our theory about COVID deniers and why they're being such jerks.
02/10/211h 3m

No True Christian #512

Pro-Trump billboard, an orphanage, white Americans flock to evangelicalism, a mosque site in China, president of Egypt open to atheists, two famous pastors on COVID-19 (one will surprise you), and Christianity under review.
25/09/211h 2m

Believers in Space #511

Arkansas hospital requires consistency from those seeking vaccine exemption, James Huntsman's lawsuit seeking refund of tithing money hits roadblock, Mormon Church responds to members seeking religious exemption to vaccine mandates, an Oklahoma town plans to erect massive "Christ tree", Mormons to pay $250M to abused Boy Scouts, Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster offers interesting religious exemption, and how will believers practice religion in space?
18/09/2156m 5s

Too Many Loves? #510

Guest host Andrea fills in for Frank. Coach Dave's fundraising scheme, a ruling on if a Catholic school can fire a gay man, some faith leaders aren't horrible on abortion, Mexico proves it's better than Texas, a Norwegian church holds an unusual ceremony, a Spanish bishop finds a good reason to leave the clergy, and Dan and Andrea discuss Harvard Law Today's take on polyamory (and reveal some stuff along the way).
11/09/2152m 8s

Abort Texas! #509

Guest host Kate joins Dan for a religious news roundup: Kat Kerr can't control weather, Los Angeles forced to pay damages to a church for trying to keep their parishioners safe against their will, Christian network fires senior VP Dan Darling for encouraging intelligence, Myanmar is slightly less awful than they could have been, Ken Ham hoards all the Jesus for Earthlings, a new deity takes out his righteous anger against the Mormons, and Kate and Dan feel like they're taking crazy pills because the U.S. Supreme Court is packed with religious zealots who let an insane Texas law go into effect.
04/09/211h 2m

Schism, Schism, Mormonism #508

Zambian pastor's stunt leads to death, church in Australia fined for violating COVID restrictions, more Americans accept evolution than don't (FINALLY), Harvard has a new chaplain, the Taliban attempts to protect women (from the Taliban), belief in aliens, and a Mormon leader is gunning for dissenting professors at BYU. 
28/08/211h 11m

Schism Approaches #507

Anti-vax cardinal on ventilator, COVID-denying pastor dead, inmate on Texas death row asks for pastor to join him during execution, thousands of new molestation cases emerge, whistleblower shares his story about Mormon funds, a Baptist university cancels far right event, and the Mormon prophet goes on the record encouraging the vaccine and calls of 'false prophet' emerge.
21/08/211h 6m

Religious Exemptions #506

McDonald's advertising entices woman to sin, anti-gay 'treatment' group forced to pay $3.5 million in court case, 'moderate' Norwegian imam in trouble over antisemitic comments, Indonesian military ends virginity test for female recruits, Turkmenistan finds new way to enforce VPN ban, Christian group calls on Fisher-Price to modify one specific playset, and Christians scramble to find religious justification for their vaccine refusal (hint: there isn't one).
14/08/211h 13m

Men #505

Wedding website designer loses case, Kent Hovind gets arrested, atheists face intolerance at work (says study), Israel's gold medalist can't marry, megachurch still designated a hate group (says court), romance novel loses award, and our musings on men who always think they're right. 
07/08/211h 0m

After the Flood #504

More priests defend the indefensible with Canadian residential schools, the Museum of the Bible is in hot water... again, Missouri clergy jump on the vax train, meanwhile vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. is dropping (even among the religious!), new curriculum among New Zealand Maori rankles scientists, and Anchorage loses a strip club and gains some Jesus. Also- will somebody get Frank an Ark?
31/07/211h 8m

Funny Undies #503

A new holiday hits Utah, abortion rights activists fight new Texas law, a top US official in the Catholic Church outed for Grindr use, women sue Liberty University, Alaska assistant attorney general outed as a Deseret nationalist (a far right, Mormon hate group), robots go to Hajj, and a discussion about Mormons and their wacky underwear. 
24/07/211h 6m

Evangelical Bible Tinkering #502

Woman lets god drive and he wrecks her car, it turns out the Southern Baptist Convention isn't liberal after all, an alternative to traditional burial draws Catholic opposition, highest EU court rules that employers can restrict religious apparel, new numbers about religion in America, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus causes controversy, and a chat about Bible translations.
17/07/211h 15m

Gaslighting Writ Large #501

A fatwa group declares fatwa about video games, a Florida couple sues school, the Catholic Church plays poor to avoid paying residential school survivors, a Canadian archbishop cries persecution, India jails activists for speaking undeniable truth about cow poop, the US Supreme Court refuses to hear religious bigotry case, and the Mormon Church quietly changes their doctrine about Mormons becoming gods in the afterlife.
10/07/211h 16m

Cute Little Cults #500

Nigerian state bans mannequins, a Canadian priest is in hot water over defense of residential schools, Missouri offers itself up as a delta variant test case, Pat Robertson misunderstands what critical race theory is, an Air Force fighter pilot is suspended over refusal to wear a mask, a new conspiracy theory emerges about Bill Gates, and a discussion about some cute little cults and how religion ruins everything.
03/07/211h 24m

Mormon Customers #499

Exorcism at the Home Depot, Mississippi license plates, Italian prime minister stands up to Catholic Church, anglicans subject school children to a lesson in misogyny, a nun gets ejected from convent, Jim Bakker in hot water (again), and the Mormon Church slips up and calls its members "customers."
26/06/211h 20m

Ideas About God #498

Mormon 'American Idol' star comes out as LGBTQIA+, news from the Southern Baptist Convention, Michigan governor ends government funding of 'conversion therapy,' a new rug for the forgetful Muslim, Florida now requires daily moment of silence in schools, a mysterious donation to hate preacher, and the very strange ideas people have about god.
19/06/211h 10m

Lots of Water #497

Drought-burdened Utah gets a little rain during weekend of prayer, two new christian apps, Uyghurs deported from Muslim countries, a hateful Nigerian pastor goes away, Burger King taunts Chick-Fil-A with support of LGBTQ organization, hats off to Justin Trudeau for calling out the pope, and the story of Noah's ark is just plain stupid.
12/06/211h 2m

Make It Rain #496

High school coaches force Jewish student to eat pork, indigenous schools in Canada, Louisiana votes to honor aborted fetuses, Catholics release new rule priests, Texas enacts law to target anyone aiding in abortions, high-profile anti-vaxxer goes to hospital with COVID-19, and Utah's governor tries to end drought with a weekend of prayer.
05/06/211h 7m

Entitled #495

Wheaton College disposes of offensive plaque, Southern Baptist numbers decline significantly, fetuses flee to Ohio town for safety, street artist takes on Vatican, Legos celebrates diversity, the shocking case of Saudi Arabia continues, and a discussion about religious titles and how we feel about honoring them.
29/05/211h 13m

Christian Tyranny #494

Saudi Arabia opens up a little to non-Muslims, why college turns people secular, 'religious knives' in Australia, abusive summer camp for future ministers, Muslims boycott White House celebration, anti-vaccine conspiracies come from the same twelve people, and the Christians are about to get everything they've ever wanted.
22/05/211h 17m

We're Confused #493

A god has died, German Priests defy Vatican, Hindu sect engages in forced labor, shop owner hides crosses in furniture, Lutherans ordain new bishop, Southern Baptists ordain new pastors, and we try to give some credit were credit is due (with a couple of caveats). 
21/05/2155m 4s

We're Confused #493

A god has died, German Priests defy Vatican, Hindu sect engages in forced labor, shop owner hides crosses in furniture, Lutherans ordain new bishop, Southern Baptists ordain new pastors, and we try to give some credit were credit is due (with a couple of caveats).
15/05/2155m 4s

A Godly Man #492

A stampede at an Israeli festival leads to dozens of deaths, Mormons and the COVID-19 vaccine, evangelicals promise to terrify Democrats, atheist 'prayers' at council meetings lead to similar responses in Florida, antisemitic crimes up in Germany, Jerry Falwell Jr. promises big party for graduates, and a discussion about Josh Duggar and why we usually don't talk about stories of religious types sexually abusing children.
08/05/211h 20m

Think of the Children #491

This week, Kate fills in while Frank takes a much needed vacation, and tells us about leaving the church she had indoctrinated her children into. Catholic bishops are mad at Joe Biden, a Canadian MP tries to defend conversion therapy but ends up with a hashtag, bleach drinking "church" indicted and more! Find Kate and her amazing art on Instagram and TikTok @kebirch
01/05/2151m 55s

Ditching Richard Dawkins #490

Liberty University wants its money back, activists seek more accurate Poland census, Bavaria orders secular crosses hung in public buildings, Pakistan calls on West to criminalize blasphemy against Islam, study finds poor health outcomes for women in sexist churches, Facebook announces a new prayer feature, and Richard Dawkins' fall from grace.
24/04/211h 4m

For Crying Out Loud #489

US Supreme Court continues push to officially establish Christianity as state religion, Mormon sex therapist faces excommunication for promoting sexual health, a Hindu holiday poses public health threat in India, bigger and better Jesus coming to a Brazilian town near you, Mormon Church growth slows, Planned Parenthood announces new board members, and a discussion about Mormon men and their odd public displays of emotion. Link to Conference on Religious Trauma 2021: https://pheedloop.com/CORT/site/home/
17/04/211h 17m

Rehearse Your Doubts #488

Tennessee wants to expand eligibility to serve in legislature (in a bad way), RCMP close down church in Alberta, Alabama allows atheists to vote, god worshipped by cargo cult dies, t-shirt angers Muslims in Kenya, COVID-19 vaccine required for entry to Mecca, and Mormon prophet has a message for anyone doubting Mormonism, "you're lazy."
10/04/211h 8m

The Wong Motivations #487

Catholic Church lobbied against suicide prevention hotline, Christian schools reconsider mascots, new Arkansas law allows medical workers to refuse treatment to LGBTQ people, Panera Bread discriminates again pagan worker, fewer than half of Americans now belong to a church, a Christian school apologizes for the wrong thing, and a discussion about heaven and hell.
03/04/211h 11m

LDS Church Accused of Fraud #486

Jehovah's Witnesses face fines in Belgium, bakery faces another lawsuit, a US Air Force shooting range disrupts meditation, a poll of American values, Franklin Graham promotes vaccination, Texas lawmakers consider new HOA rules, and a wealthy former Mormon sues LDS Church over accusations of fraudulently using tithing money.
27/03/211h 20m

The Atlanta Shooter and His Religion #485

COVID-denying president of Tanzania dies, Georgetown University announces plan for reparations, the Mormons remodel Salt Lake Temple (and make it even more boring), the Vatican announces decision about same sex weddings, twelve house republicans oppose medals for Capitol Police who protected them, evangelicals have a penis problem, and we dive into the ongoing and developing story about the Atlanta shooter. He is a religious zealot.
20/03/211h 6m

Murmur Among the Mormons #484

Mormons cancel final year of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, prophet apologizes for wrong prediction, a study looks at atheists and health, a pastor who was right about Trump, Tennessee lawmaker tries (again) to make Bible 'state book,' pope experiences wardrobe malfunction, and 'Murder Among the Mormons' gets the Frank and Dan treatment.
13/03/211h 11m

Path to Forgiveness #483

CPAC features graven image of Trump, Methodists take step toward schism, Eurovision entry promotes devil worship, a satanic license plate approved in Alabama, pastor admonishes wives for not being thin enough, Christian adoption services extended to LGBT families, and a discussion about forgiveness and whether the canceled ones can ever come back into the fold.
06/03/211h 15m

Canceling Christianity #482

Survey shows atheists know right from wrong, animated female characters must wear a hijab, more American adults identify as LGBT, Souther Baptists expel congregations, Catholic mom causes trouble for kids, Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia face prison, and cancel culture's next target (according to Fox News) is the Bible.
27/02/211h 7m

Rushin' to Hell #481

Christian missionaries convince Brazilian tribes against vaccine, Utah school district ends equity reading program due to it being too inclusive, Evangelicals in trouble in Jordan, Biden reestablished White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, lawmaker wants women to get permission for abortions, Catholics try to hide money from abuse victims, and we talk about what a horrible person Rush Limbaugh was and his lasting legacy in America.
20/02/211h 0m

Where is the Middle? #480

President of Tanzania denies COVID-19, an unexpected Christian rock album hits the top of the charts, new data shows evangelicals sliding further from reality, new abortion law requires women to argue with call center worker, Catholic school system shows signs of collapse, the Supreme Court sides with churches (again), and Jeep tries to sell us a crock of s#!t.
13/02/2153m 18s

Atheists on TV #479

Waterboarding infants for Jesus, the very real consequences of anti-gay laws, ultra-orthodox Jewish communities and the spread of COVID-19, a survey about online harassment, Rick Warren makes fun and gets in trouble, the tale of an exorcism, and our take on the popular sci-fi series "Raised By Wolves" (hint: we hate it).
06/02/211h 5m

Any Port in a Storm #478

Jewish leaders in UK draw focus to Uighur genocide, immigrants take sanctuary in churches, a new Mormon temple 'opens' in Salt Lake City, COVID denying preacher faces legal consequences, conspiracy theories run rampant in American churches, lawmakers attempt to limit abortion, and we chat about the effect the pandemic has had on faith in America.
30/01/211h 2m

The New Guy #477

Cadbury Creme Eggs ad draws wrath of One Million Moms, lawsuits against Trump administration, North Dakota considers new law, rabbi predicts side effect from COVID vaccine, indecent cakes cause trouble in Egypt, harsh measures against LGBT people in Malaysia, and our take on how religious the inauguration was.
23/01/211h 7m

Mormon Insurrection #476

Pastor urges parishioners to keep guns loaded, PayPal blocks fundraising site that helped provide funds to insurrectionists, survey reveals religious composition of the 117th Congress, progress made toward ending female genital mutilation, Dave Ramsey is a crappy boss, megachurch pastor in trouble, and Mormon leadership tries to calm the masses.
16/01/211h 12m

The Meltdown #475

Frank and Dan break their normal format to talk about the events of January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol.
09/01/2155m 59s

Keep Calm and Run for Office #474

Abused scouts sue Mormon church, uptick in faith amongst UK teens, juror listens to 'holy spirit' instead of evidence, a German Catholic bishop sees writing on the wall, Liberty University students surprise us, churches fined by state of New Mexico, and guest Teresa English tells us what she learned running for office in Massachusetts.
02/01/211h 6m

Mormons Seek Reliable Sources #473

Christians offer offensive prayers at Native American sacred site, Christian rocker excluded from Rockin' New Year's Eve, Pat Robertson faces reality, religious leaders ignore pork and abortions, Kirk Cameron is being a real douche, Christmas will happen in LA County, and Mormon leadership tries to stay current with new handbook.
26/12/201h 14m

Racist Believers #472

Pastor buys jet with PPP money, religious organization funds "election fraud" attack, religious leaders call for end to gay conversion therapy, T**** administration protects religious discrimination, Australian rehab horror, some Evangelical pastors aren't idiots, and it turns out that the Southern Baptists might just be racist after all.
19/12/201h 3m

Hey Mormons, Are You Guys Alright? #471

Labor department legalizes workplace discrimination, one fire department's toxic work environment, a back to school guide, a white supremacist church opens in small Minnesota town, a Supreme Court ruling, megachurch pastor urges congregants to not get COVID-19 vaccine, and a storm's a-brewin' amongst Mormon laity.
12/12/2059m 9s

A Dangerous Mix #470

Secular Democrats respond to the rise of Christian nationalism, Jehovah Witnesses in Australia face losing tax exempt status, a live nativity annoys passersby, upcoming super spreader events announced by republicans, a new group of Methodists, a monolithic mystery solved, and Noah Lugeons joins us to talk about his new book "Outbreak: A Crisis of Faith: How Religion Ruined Our Global Pandemic."
05/12/201h 5m

Too Much Thankfulness #469

List of naughty and nice retailers according to evangelicals, religious sentiments hurt over a kiss in an Indian Netflix show, US Supreme Court does't understand science (and that's troubling), Florida court decision about conversion therapy, update on priests abusing children in New York, and the Mormon Church found a way to be even more annoying than usual this week with their hashtag #givethanks.
28/11/201h 4m

Happy Thoughts #468

Vatican demands answers about pope's like, Muslim woman kicked off flight because white man complains, Jehovah's Witnesses force girl to listen to recording of her own rape, a pastor gets COVID, a Tennessee mayor consults with Holy Spirit about everything, a pretty bridge in Edmonton, and with all the crap in the world, Frank and Dan go to their happy place.
21/11/2059m 35s

Nanny Nanny Boo Boo #467

Let's talk exit polls, the ten wealthiest US pastors, why queer people leave religion, United Arab Emirates relaxes laws, counties with worst virus surge also were worst by voting for Trump, lots of uses for old Catholic school, and thank god those prophets were wrong about Trump.
14/11/201h 4m

Un-American Lies #466

Current Supreme Court case bodes poorly for separation of church and state, Mississippi makes progress (but not for us), two recent exorcisms in America, 'flights to nowhere' go nutty, pastors preach against COVID and get sick and/or die, Trump supporters vandalize Michigan cemetery, and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation joins us to talk about Christian Nationalism and the need to un-f*ck the courts.
07/11/201h 13m

Witches and Demons and Priests, Oy Vey! #465

Muslim world boycotts French products, Franklin Graham responds to pope's call for civil unions, school sends girl home for the wrong reason, witches try their best against Trump, a representative's tweet, farewell to James "Amazing" Randi, and Andrew Gold—journalist and podcaster—joins us to talk about his BBC documentary that follows an Argentine exorcist and the people he casts demons out of.
31/10/201h 10m

This Pope... #464

Sham health coverage plans under fire, pastor leaves ministry over Trump, a survey about 'nones' leaving religion, a millennial saint, possible anti-abortion sit-com, new university policy, and a discussion about news that Pope Francis supports civil unions for same-sex couples.
24/10/201h 8m

Persecution Complex #463

Uncle Mark from The How To Heretic sits in for Frank and discusses the week's news with Dan. They also have a conversation about Christians and their obsession with being persecuted all while holding all the keys to power in America.
17/10/2059m 15s

Atheists in Office #462

Evangelical leaders getting sick with COVID-19, Chinese textbook fixes Bible story, Donald Trump 'literally' saves Christianity per Eric, Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy, Orthodox Jews pissed at Cuomo and de Blasio, Mormons for Biden continues their work, and Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen joins us in an inspiring conversation about the need for atheists to run for public office.
10/10/201h 11m

Weird by Design #461

Trump mocks religious Americans, Muslim man sues employer over bottle of cognac, Christian groups march on Washington DC, cops in Idaho arrest protesters flouting mask order, COVID restrictions in UK, Icelandic church has a new take on Jesus, and a discussion about the power of religions requiring weird actions by members. Watch the speaking in tongues clip: https://youtu.be/68rEbWfOsBo Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tgiatheist
03/10/201h 15m

Call to Action #460

Politically active congregations, study on spirituality, Oman tells shoppers to cover up, young minister gets the boot, two "young and dumb" party promoters cause epic COVID-19 outbreak in Utah, Methodists face trouble over logo, and Frank and Dan have an idea.
26/09/201h 10m

Political Atheism #459

Southern Baptists consider dropping 'Southern' from their official name, Wisconsin archbishop warns that skipping mass (even during COVID-19) is a 'grave sin,' a 'million' moms bothered by fruit commercial, the strange story of Utah lawmaker Steve Urquhart, a surprising survey of Iranian religious beliefs, Trump finds new way to insult Jewish Americans, and when oh when will atheists get the respect from politicians they deserve? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tgiatheist This episode's cover photography by Phil Roeder (Creative Commons): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19/09/201h 8m

Suck it, 2020 #458

Husband and wife in court over right to die, Senator Mike Lee upset at Mormon-owned news outlet, Pope Francis takes off his mask, LDS women form group to appose Trump, town handles disagreement with aplomb, police handle situation poorly, and it might not the be apocalypse, but it sure feels that way.
12/09/201h 16m

Christians and QAnon #457

Research about religious prejudice by public school administrators, surprising results from sleep study, street preacher breaks man's leg, Eric Metaxas in trouble, survey about Christian attitudes about sex, parking lot dinosaur targeted by Christians, and what in the hell is going on with Evangelicals and QAnon?! http://foundationbeyondbelief.org/news/it-takes-a-village http://www.polkatheists.org
05/09/201h 17m

Here's the Church #456

LDS leader defends Brigham Young, Donald Trump talks to god and god talks back, Jerry Falwell Jr. steps down from Liberty University, immigrant detention facilities refuse Muslims halal food, good news from atheists, Mormon father urges son to go on mission (by choking him), and what to do with all these churches!
29/08/201h 0m

Religion and Politics #455

South Korean Christians put nation at risk, Trump speaks the truth (but only when he shouldn't), Catholic school teachers forced to sign COVID-19 waiver, California megachurch defies court order, Kenneth Copeland canceled, social distancing in Brazil, and why we are forced to talk politics on a show about religion and secularism.
22/08/201h 2m

Better Call Sal...t Lake #454

A Bible burns in Portland and wreaks havoc on the internet, Ding dong Jerry Falwell Jr. unzips his pants, a Nigerian singer blasphemes against Mohammed, a shocking truth is revealed about Americans, theories on the cause of the Beirut explosion, trouble in an Arizona school district, and the Mormon Church takes secrecy to a new level.
15/08/201h 12m

Extracurricular Activities #453

Billy Graham statue headed to US Capitol, Baptist pastor speaks at party for KKK leader, the Satanic Temple adopts abortion ritual, nuns face gag order, hajj numbers hit record low during COVID-19 restrictions, Florida pastor joins up with lawmaker to promote facial autonomy, and a conversation about doctors and our expectations about their personal beliefs.
08/08/201h 6m

Hurting for Money #452

New research on atheists reveals something about our nature, a beach revival, Alaska Supreme Court protects woman from religious daughter, Jason Rappoport gets COVID-19, a new scholarship, a member of Congress faces consequences, and your taxes just went to propping up the Catholic Church.
01/08/201h 26m

Toxic Masculinity #451

Hundreds exposed to COVID-19 at church camp, couple sues state to allow their large wedding to go forward, Bible reading down during pandemic, trans-man denied operation at Catholic hospital, the military and chaplains, Jehovah's Witnesses bully religious watchdog group, and the appeal of Trump's toxic masculinity to white evangelicals.
25/07/201h 26m

The End is Near #450

Flight forced to land, Mormons shirk leaders request to wear masks, the story of a church that opened too soon, the Hagia Sophia, Sudan protects some human rights, Brazilian beer brand draws ire of activists, and maybe it's time for the end of the world.
18/07/2059m 0s

Why, America... Why? #449

Churches that must sing, summer camps spread COVID-19 (surprise, surprise), god calls Kanye West to run for president, religious appropriation in night clubs drawn into question, Satanic Temple makes sense about Mississippi flag, US Supreme Court update, and what we grew up believing about America.
11/07/201h 4m

A Post-Mormon Speaks #448

HUD threatens to pull protections for homeless transgender people, Mississippi drops racist flag (but there's a catch), more about White Jesus, a pastor in Mississippi does the right thing, recent US Supreme Court decisions, God-TV gets pulled from Israel, and a new member of the ex-Mormon community proves she's way better than the rest of us by shitting on some made up ideas about all of us.
04/07/201h 4m

Christianity is Racist #447

Conversion therapy network shuts down, hajj limited due to COVID-19, Americans uncomfortable going back to church, city tries to stop muslim cemetery, Graham vs. Fauci, newspaper ad causes stir in Tennessee, and a discussion about depictions of White Jesus and the white supremacy that follows.
27/06/201h 5m

Good Thinking #446

Supreme Court surprises nation, Vatican issues investment advice, Brigham Young was a vile racist, Trump and Uighur Muslims, a stained glass window in Boise, Washington National Cathedral lays off workers, and your in-group might be making you a bad thinker.
20/06/201h 6m

Deep Church #445

Catholic archbishop warns Trump, porn star rallies sex workers against Lindsey Graham, new poll on Trump and faith, a hashtag gets banned, parolee files lawsuit, Tanzania, and a discussion about believers who over-claim.
13/06/201h 2m

WWTNSVOYD? #444

Asking what Jesus would do might not be the right question, Supreme Court rejects bid for churches to reopen, Trump and his Bible photo op, a prophet fails at prophesy, faith leaders call racists to repentance, Jerry Falwell Jr. might actually be in hot water, and a Christian father writes a horrible letter.
06/06/201h 19m

New Atheist on the Block #443

Churches reopen across America, conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccine reach church leaders, a wedding in Wisconsin, tithes drop off threatening survival of small churches, priest beheads man to end COVID-19, a baptism lawsuit settled, and what happens when a high profile Christian joins the atheist ranks.
30/05/201h 0m

Churches Reopen #442

LDS Church loses $8 billion, Jane Roe's deathbed confession, Texas mayor only lets men pray, yet another problem for the Museum of the Bible, a TV station in Israel, and what does it mean for churches to be reopening and how many churchgoers will stop going?
23/05/201h 3m

Hardened Hearts #441

Salon tries to convince authorities it's a faith-based business (and therefore essential), Vatican faces financial woes, olive oil used to sanctify stairs, wedding venue in trouble, Australia takes action against bleach church, a theater opens, and a discussion about what happens when your beliefs become your identity.
16/05/201h 22m

Atheist Identities #440

Apparently some Christians want their very own Underground Railroad, Minneapolis violates own ordinances allowing a mosque's call to prayer, an Ohio lawmaker comes up with unique reason not to wear a mask, cardinal not okay with new rules, an update about the Russian Orthodox Church, a court ruling, and American Atheists is out with a new poll about how non-believers identify and the results are very interesting.
09/05/201h 17m

Pick a Religion #439

Pakistan cleric blames women for coronavirus, Muslim call to prayer heard in Minneapolis, Saudi Arabia introduces another reform, NYC mayor in hot water, an arrest in Nigeria, pastors dying from coronavirus at high rate, and Frank and Dan take up a hypothetical: if forced to join a religion, which would it be?
02/05/201h 0m

Hate Charity #438

Mass funeral in Bangladesh risks lives, LDS Church pushes "Fairness for All Act" promoting discrimination, BYU gets COVID-19 relief funds, traveling flames, a pastor in Louisiana gets arrested, an ultra orthodox charity, and a discuss about Samaritan's Purse and their medical charity work.
25/04/201h 5m

Bad Predictions #437

Pastor who refuses to social distance dies from coronavirus, poll about shifting opinions in America about LGBT rights, Jim Bakker faces financial consequences for peddling bunk, a court ruling on school prayer, church showdown Ukraine, LDS think they invented Good Friday fast, and predictions from the 1990s about Mormon growth don't pan out.
18/04/201h 16m

Pass Me Over, Easter #436

Mormons hold "solemn assembly," a good time for religious leaders to get away with bad stuff, Melbourne cathedral vandalized in wake of George Pell acquittal, pope has comment about coronavirus, Jerry Falwell Jr. presses charges, landlord in California locks up church building, and what a couple of crappy holidays are Easter and Passover.
11/04/2057m 25s

Forced Lent #435

Hajj on hold, abortion during Coronavirus, COVID-19 cases linked to church gatherings, religious people getting together in defiance of lockdown orders, evangelical hospital tents set up in NYC's Central Park, zoom bombing online church services, and what we're all being forced to give up this lenten season.
04/04/201h 2m

Keep Your Distance #434

Bangladeshi imam performs funeral for sex worker and later regrets it, priest give communion with shared spoon, Trump's personal bible instructor clarifies God's wrath, Irish government denies religion change, Mormon missionary fiasco at SLC airport, a proposed resolution in Pennsylvania, and our guide for not going crazy during a quarantine.
28/03/201h 11m

Shaken #433

"Halal" hand sanitizer, Angel Moroni statue damaged, Muslim pilgrims refuse to self-isolate, churches refuse to close for COVID-19, European nurses, the news for the Bible Museum keeps getting worse, and cataclysmic events and our need for comfort.
21/03/201h 10m

No Time for the End Times #432

American church engagement down by half since 2000, Coronavirus boosts "culture of life" according to cardinal close to pope, Alex Jones gets DWI, opposition to new burial technique, American cities rebuke India's prime minister, high school coaches still can't pray with teams, and a rundown of different religions' response to Covid-19.
14/03/201h 0m

Maybe Don't Lick That #431

Update about Iran's coronavirus situation (hint: it's bad), Lourdes denies pilgrims its healing waters (because it doesn't work against coronavirus?), rabbi indicted of charlatanism, priest denies first communion to autistic child, church-based coronavirus prevention, Argentina set to legalize abortion, and is there a difference in how to treat Mormon missionaries vs. Jehovah's Witness when they come knocking on your door.
07/03/2056m 10s

Foreheads for Jesus #430

Iran responds to Coronavirus to comedic effect, Indonesia tries the pray-it-away approach to Coronavirus, US Supreme Court turns away religious bias case, Pakistani court rules horribly, secular day at Arizona state capitol, Ash Wednesday and Coronavirus, and is there value in practicing Lent?
29/02/2058m 16s

BYU Makes a Change #429

Jaegermeister sued over logo, trouble in the Holy Land, Hinduism and mensuration, the wacky Utah state legislature, the Southern Baptist Convention does something right, tiger widows, and does Brigham Young University's policy change about gay and lesbian students actually change anything?
22/02/201h 4m

Very Special People #428

Utah attempts to decriminalize polygamy, a Bible that secretes oil, a new law in Virginia, demographic update on Gen Z and nones, University of Texas receives endowment, Republican lawmaker wants to cut funding to public broadcasting over appearance of gay man on "Sesame Street," and a discussion about white supremacy and religion.
15/02/201h 3m

The White Horse and Mitt Romney #427

Antisemitic carvings allowed to stay on German churches, Texas attorney general’s religious beliefs cited in refusal to do his job, Malaysian pilgrim arrested in Mecca for being trans, Franklin Graham’s world tour stymied, international religious freedom alliance, federal court rules on the side of defendants’ religious freedom, and Mitt Romney surprises the nation by showing some integrity.
08/02/201h 9m

A Bad Case of WWJD #426

Kevin Bolling from the Secular Student Alliance joins us to talk about their work on school campuses, and we do a rundown of the week's news including a bill to end bishops' automatic right to sit in House of Lords, the religious make up of the Republican and Democratic parties, Jerry Falwell Jr. has an idea, news from Central and South America, and Paula White casts a spell for "Satanic pregnancies" to miscarry.
01/02/201h 10m

Doomsday #425

A new eternal standard for Mormon temple clothing, China finds a new use for Uyghur Muslims, BYU hosts dancing competition featuring same-gender dance partners, bishops in France adopt new rules for baptism, Utah bans so-called LGBT conversion therapy (sort of), poll reveals public's level of knowledge about the Holocaust, and a discussion about the Doomsday Clock.
25/01/201h 13m

Stacking the Deck #424

Trump defends school prayer, "anti-Catholic" laws that are about to be struck down, religious sect kills seven during ritual, Christians cede all rainbows to LGBTQ+ movement, women reach new heights in religion, trouble for the two popes, and the FFRF hit by religious judge.
18/01/201h 8m

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't #423

Public grant to protect churches, English courts offer same protection to ethical veganism as religious belief, United Methodists separate over LGBT issues, anti-gay pastor blamed Australian fires on his being denied entry into the nation, atheist are cat people, a muslim's perspective on fake pork, and the case of the very strange lawsuit against the Mormon church.
11/01/201h 17m

Not to Scare You, But... #422

Pope Francis gets slappy, fried chicken restaurant sends hijab wearing employee home, Brazilian production company firebombed for "gay Jesus" Christmas special, Mormon fanboy makes trailer for upcoming General Conference (see it here... https://youtu.be/UL5YojeR598), man who quit job over 666 on his paycheck doing fine, and a discussion about the status of the atheist movement and the religious right's response at the start of a new decade.
04/01/2052m 28s

Best of 2019 #421

A look back at the stories we covered in 2019: Saudi phone app for men to track "their" women (from 2/9/2019); foster agencies allowed to discriminate against LGBT community (from 2/3/2019); measles outbreak among Orthodox Jews in NYC (from 4/20/2019); the distribution of religious materials at Veteran Administration hospitals (from 7/13/2019); China harvests organs from religious and political prisoners (from 06/22/2019); members of attacked synagogue oppose death penalty for shooter (from 8/31/2019); and a discussion about the rise of antisemitism (from 5/26/2019). Happy New Year, everyone!!
28/12/1949m 50s

Mormons' $100 Billion #420

Christian couple looking to raise $100k for daughter's resurrection, church elder offers Arby's for sex, new guidelines for Muslim inmates at federal prisons, Pope Francis issues new rule about secrecy, Netflix releases new Christmas classic featuring a gay Jesus (Christians respond), prominent evangelical publication sides with Donald Trump's impeachment, and news breaks about Mormon Church's $100 billion stash.
21/12/191h 14m

Sudden and Unexpected #419

Millennials’ flight from religion appears permanent, men go on trial under Nigeria’s anti-homosexuality laws, flight crew rejects passenger’s ’Hail Satan’ t-shirt, inappropriate speaker at White House Hanukkah event, trends in baby names, Vatican keeps charitable donations for themselves, and what to do when a display of devotion happens right in front of you.
14/12/191h 12m

Christmas Blues #418

Roy Moore back from the dead, family hopes for dad's resurrection (while keeping him in the other room), Jesus' manger makes a grand return to Bethlehem, a prison chaplain pleads guilty to sexual abuse, atheists take over holiday display, Jewish schools in UK try to avoid sex ed, and a talk about letting Christmas get you down.
07/12/191h 8m

Xmas Wars #417

Uproar over proposed float in Christmas parade, a judge rules on religious freedom, man in India fights for recognition of his atheism, Pope honestly answers a question, LDS Church wants to turn community garden into parking lot, Iranian cleric says the Quran mandates torture, and yet another take on the War on Xmas.
30/11/191h 17m

Topless #416

Americans' perception of Evangelicals, religious exemption for doctors not to treat LGBTQ patients struck down, freedom of the press, publisher refuses to print an Alabama magazine, a school board in Florida makes the right decision, a student body's response to a very large donation to their college, and a woman is charged with lewdness for baring her breasts in her home.
23/11/191h 13m

How Many?! #415

Project Blitz gets a new name, court rules Kentucky atheist can have vanity plate, BYU-Idaho stops accepting medicaid, Ohio students may gain religious exemption for being wrong, US latinos have begun leaving church, and a discussion about polygamy and whether it should be legalized in the US.
16/11/191h 3m

Christmas Crusade #414

The literal cost of religion, Trump's new rules, Rusty Nelson preaches prosperity gospel, judge knocks down rules, evangelical leaders gather with Trump, Germany bans conversion therapy, and the fictitious war on xmas.
09/11/191h 3m

Harmful Beliefs #413

Frank and Dan discuss the weeks news and muse about the harmful beliefs they grew up with.
02/11/191h 30m

Forgiving Yourself #412

Anti-LGBTQ preacher banned from another country, Halloween tips for Christians, God as clown, too many Americans believe in ghosts, baptists talking smack on baptists, new poll on religious affiliation in America, and a discussion about forgiving yourself vs. being let off the hook.
26/10/191h 9m

Lowering the Barr #411

US Supreme Court pleases atheists by doing nothing, Ugandan government seeks death penalty for gay sex, a Bible Museum update, an Australian archbishop has a message for reformers, Michele Bachmann is such a Karen, POS art teacher gets the boot, and William Barr likes his little straw men.
19/10/191h 1m

Holiday Hate #410

Melbourne wants to warn citizens about a very specific risk, firm markets Jesus shoes, Beto O'Rourke is the gift that keeps giving, that judge and that murder lady, the Catholics have an idea about the Amazon, Iranian women arrested for dancing, and a preview of this year's holiday season.
12/10/191h 6m

Seeking Transcendence #409

Iowa city causes crosswalk kerfuffle, cop abuses power in novel way, transphobic Christian doctor loses case, interesting theory about bicarbonate soda, crazy woman almost kills kids, how much woo can you do before you too have too much woo to do?
05/10/191h 10m

Who Needs a Leader! #408

UAE builds a religious complex for Jews, Muslims, and Christians; New York Catholic Dioceses in trouble; Trump's holds a religious summit for himself; god owns stake in bus manufacturer; republican lawmakers in various states working to ban marriage equality; Saudi Arabia wants to build tourism industry; and a brief discussion about leadership of the atheist movement.
28/09/191h 6m

Where's Your Moral Compass Pointing? #407

Praying (and punching) the gay away in Oklahoma, the price (literally) to avoid hearing 'thoughts and prayers,' feds threaten to defund program at Duke, artists in Arizona, Pakistani officials attempt to veil order, Indonesia outlaws sex outside of marriage, and why do atheists continue to do good in the world.
21/09/191h 22m

Is Nothing Sacred Anymore? #406

Survey about belief and anxiety, man cuts phallus off statue, Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University, ABC rejects FFRF ad, weeping Mary saves church, rapture index, a discussion about protecting sacred places. https://www.patreon.com/tgiatheist
14/09/191h 16m

Making a Mockery #405

An argument between pastors’ wives, conservative groups confront Utah Board of Education over sex-ed, Swedish imam fined for hate speech, the Deaf Bible Society, Clemson football coach takes players to church, book banning, and a discussion about mockery.
07/09/191h 24m

Why Are We Losing? #404

Mormons ban guns at church, women in Bangladesh no longer have to declare virginity on marriage certificates, straight pride fail, court okays ban on atheist prayers, Jerry Falwell Jr.’s boys, opposition to Pittsburg synagogue shooter receiving death penalty, and a discussion about how to promote secularism in America.
31/08/191h 16m

Apocalypse Maybe? #403

Drag queen interrupted, shit gets real for white supremacist Texas marriage law, specialized citizen training, Wyoming investigation, and surviving the apocalypse isn’t for everyone.
24/08/191h 14m

It's Probably Got Coffee In It #402

Nonreligious facing harassment in growing number of countries, scary group of young men being trained in “biblical warfare,” racist dog costs woman job, survey on abortion in America, Pennsylvania seal, a clever school district in Kentucky, and the LDS Church clarifies stance on coffee, tea, and tobacco.
17/08/191h 1m

No, It's a Gun Problem #401

Male police trainer refuses to work with female recruit, pastor scams $631,000 from charities, El Paso shooter and hate crime charges, Mormon Church sued under racketeering laws, Josh Harris asks for forgiveness, Lutheran policy change, and a discussion about mass shootings and the right's attempts to cast it as a lack-of-prayer problem.
10/08/1956m 20s

Trip to Temple Square #400

Frank and Dan celebrate their 400th episode of Thank God I'm Atheist with a visit Mormonism's most holy site... Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Watch the video... https://youtu.be/FVpxc6ZbTYo
03/08/1926m 4s

Should Clergy Be Exempt?

Lebanese pop band offends believers, religious monument honors police officers, baby selling nun denied bail, US State Department tries to redefine human rights, church refuses to host funeral over gay son’s involvement in service, what Americans know about religion, and mandatory reporting and the clergy exemption.
27/07/191h 16m

Nones and Nuns

Christian family forced to pay taxes after claiming religious exemption, Christian book company changes name to avoid confusion, Rusty Nelson is a strange man in a strange land, House Republicans pressure Amazon to sell gay conversion therapy books, Trump takes the “Lord’s name in vain” upsetting some Christians, Christians can be made to care about climate change if we use the right words, and “Nuns and Nones.”
20/07/191h 10m

Mother Teresa Syndrome

HOA gets fussy about Pride flags, the Veterans Administration takes action to “protect” religious liberty, Atlanta church adds psychic medium to ministerial staff, Russian Orthodox Church questions the blessing of military weapons, Trump’s trade war may increase Bible prices threatening religious freedom, school principal pulls holocaust curriculum, and a discussion about judges giving lenient sentences to sex offender ministers.
13/07/191h 5m

Exemptions

New York ends religious exemption for vaccinations, atheist banners rile up Fort Worth, man claims religious exemption for parking tickets, Rami Malek takes a stand about new Bond role, Haredi rabbi apposes ultrasounds, IKEA fires employee over violent religious comments, and a discussion about what sexual predators mean for the LDS Church.
06/07/191h 6m

The Nudy Show

LGBTQ prom canceled over safety concerns after Christians threaten the event, PBS children's show airs gay wedding, nudists and burkini bathers face off over swimming pool dress code, straight pride parade scheduled for Boston, nudity abounds during German heatwave, UK woman lands in court after harassing neighbor for being a witch, and for our Pride Month wrap up we ask ourselves whether we feel more or less safe in recent years.
29/06/191h 4m

Hatecrimed

Light rail opponent claims higher authority, tribunal releases details about China harvesting organs from religious detainees, drag bingo raises money and ire, church leaves school board in the lurch for fines and legal costs, Quebec bans religious clothing for government workers, hate website fined, and a discussion about homophobia and suggestions on how to respond when harassed in public.
22/06/191h 13m

The Clergy

US Embassies defy Trump administration orders, restaurant closures in Tehran (I bet it’s not for health code violations), Christian florists want special rights, seminary represents Christianity poorly, Wiccan professor sues for discrimination, “post-Christian” cities, and a discussion about the clergy and sex abuse.
15/06/191h 8m

Pride

Frank and Dan discuss the news of the day from an atheist perspective and worry about the current efforts to undermine LGBT rights in America.
08/06/191h 2m

Civil War

Florida lawmaker follows God’s direct instruction, female singer in Iran charged for singing, anti-protest tactics in Tel Aviv, Catholic church makes bad landlord, Michigan Attorney General, a British nurse, and conservative Christians see second American civil war coming.
01/06/191h 5m

The Christian Nation

Bleach “cure” spread by Christian pastor, sex-abuse victim attacked for claims, high school yearbook quote causes stir in Georgia, professor at university in Cairo faces undue pressure, America takes a stand about kosher meat in Europe, Ontario takes stand on abortion, and a discussion about Rick Wiles and the emboldened antisemitic voices in America.
26/05/191h 2m

Anti-Vaxxers

Texas courthouse defiantly displays Christian crosses, the fall of Jerry Falwell Jr., new law at the Vatican, trends amongst American voters, Ramadan causes trouble for thirsty child in Abu Dhabi, anti-gay preacher banned from yet another nation, and our take on anti-vaxxers.
18/05/1959m 40s

Please Change the Station

LDS Church changes stance on temple marriages, city government in hot water over racist leaders, how far-right hate groups get funded, anti-science bills in Florida, Poland enforces blasphemy laws against artist, Massachusetts lawmakers try to take “so help me god” out of public oaths, and a discussion about how to ask taxi drivers to change the radio station.
11/05/191h 6m

BYU and the Gay Valedictorian

Chris sits in for Dan and updates us on Saudi Arabia’s wife-tracking app and tells us about why predators are attracted to careers in the clergy. Other topics covered include: an elementary school in the UK suspends lessons on inclusion after parental outcry, Madison church offers marijuana as sacrament, Sri Lanka bans face veils in response to bombings, Iranian clerics issue fatwa over TV game shows, and a discussion about BYU’s gay valedictorian and what that means for the oppressive school.
04/05/191h 20m

Sri Lanka

Anti-semitic ritual resurrected in Poland, Notre Dame cathedral fire god’s retribution for treatment of Jews, atheist invocations, a gun store and a muslim customer, woman threatens Easter service in San Diego, new theory about what “causes” homosexuality, and a discussion about Sri Lanka bombings.
27/04/1959m 55s

Pucker Up Popey

Pence causes stir at Christian university, case to open India’s mosques to women, Church of Sweden issues pamphlet for LGBTW children, Pope Benedict breaks his silence, new law in Missouri, no foot is safe in the presence of Pope Francis, and a chat about Notre Dame cathedral.
20/04/191h 5m

The Easter Funny

Turns out yoga does not make inmates gay, Mormon General Conference winds up being total snoozefest, NYC faces measles outbreak due to one particular religious community, a legislature and a prayer, an Easter celebration, Texan and their executions, and why oh why is Easter still a thing?!
13/04/1955m 51s

GenCon #383

Catholic priests burn Harry Potter books in Poland, one Iranian woman’s take on hijabs, Quebec’s National Assembly takes down cross, airport refreshments with a conscience, Utah legalizes sex, the pope and the women, and Mormon General Conference.
06/04/191h 11m

God and Gender #382

Frank and Dan discuss the news of the week and tackle the topic of gender.
30/03/191h 10m

New Zealand #381

Are you Jewish enough?, State Department phone call, abortion laws in Kentucky, Bible classes in school, Supreme Court rejects LGBTQ discrimination case, yoga in the schools, and our response to the shooting in New Zealand.
23/03/191h 7m

Rational Actors #380

Iranian couple breaks cultural norms, churches closing in Canada, stats on humanist marriages in Scotland, a French Cardinal, Texas judge in hot water, China wants west's religious influence out, and strategies for combatting conspiracy theories.
16/03/191h 10m

Universal Morals #379

Spouses of gay and lesbian Anglican bishops not invited to world conference, judge rules man can't go to church, Missouri bill targets atheists, Pope Pius XII's archives to open ahead of schedule, religious buildings denied preservation funds, Finland revokes JW exemption from military service, and anthropologists find universal morals among world cultures.
09/03/191h 7m

Raised in a Cult #378

Priest offers special help to parishioners, international boxing organization changes rules to allow hijabs, sham resurrection, cross memorial faces legal challenges, new monastic order revives transgender role in Hinduism, YouTube, and we discuss whether or not Mormonism is a cult.
02/03/191h 23m

Mormon Predictions #377

Souther Baptists face clergy abuse, (Dis)United Methodists, Portland passes a new anti-discrimination law, Catholics test credit card machines, Vatican looks at unbelief, researchers look into Shroud of Turin, and our predictions for the LDS Church.
23/02/191h 5m

Targeted Ads #376

US Supreme Court denies muslim man imam for execution, Christian school issues onerous dress code for annual dance, Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns, efforts to end religious exemptions for school vaccinations, Arizona has a problematic “In God We Trust” license plate program, polls of highly religious Americans skew depending on how questions are asked, and a clever tactic for getting truth to loved ones.
16/02/1959m 51s

Happy Without God #375

Mormon filmmaker exposed for abuse, Christian student groups visit Sundance film festival, composting our dead loved ones, child killed because he didn’t learn his bible verses, oppressive Saudi app exposed, an update about an Oklahoma state senator, and what a new poll suggests about faith and happiness.
09/02/191h 12m

Baba Ga-What?! #374

New York passes landmark LGBTQ rights laws, another ding-dong American missionary, Christian foster agencies enforce their own rules, Louisiana schools, Muslim extremism, god on the souls of their shoes, and what Mormons believe about their temples.
03/02/191h 11m

The Gay Episode #373

Pence and the Christian school, guru in jail, Greek Orthodox owns a lot of property, Chechnya orders LGBT people killed, Egypt fines TV host, and an anti-gay therapist comes out of the closet.
27/01/191h 13m

Putin and the Twits #372

Woo gets sued, Methodists make progress on LGBTQ issues, Putin and the JWs, Rome city council and Catholic Church in fight over coins from Trevi fountain, Evangelicals think LGBTQ folk should be removed from anti-lynching bill, church bilks congregants who supported failed musical, and what is and isn’t art.
20/01/191h 4m

Pilgrimage #371

Drag Queen Story Hour targeted by Christian complainers, China attempts to reform Islam, religious fundamentalism linked to brain damage, dubious scientific claims in India, marriage laws in Kenya, women in Saudi Arabia, and where can atheists go to find inspiration in this world?
12/01/191h 4m

Year in Review #370

Big changes for Mormon women, two women visit temple in India causing riots, Coptic Christians consider changing when they celebrate Christmas, legal change in New South Wales lets sex abuse victims sue churches, Jerry Falwell Jr. opens his big fat mouth, Mississippi changes its license plates adding "In God We Trust," and a look back at some of the biggest religion stories of 2018. Email us at podcast@thankgodimatheist.com. Leave voicemails for the show at 424-666-8442. Support us at www.patreon.com/TGIAtheist.
06/01/191h 19m

Tell the World #369

Germany considers "Mosque Tax," Americans trust in clergy at all time low, a fake Catholic priest in Spain, Ukrainian Orthodox schism, temple in India loses its priests, Project Blitz lays out its priorities for 2019, and a goal for all of us.
30/12/181h 1m

Freedom From Religion #368

Growing number of Americans don’t care about Christ being in Christmas, China’s forced labor camps, atheist couple causes stir at pre-school, some cases of cancer have a meaning, Republican muslims in Texas face other Republicans, some sex abuse isn’t Christian, and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation joins us to chat about their work.
22/12/181h 21m

Human Light #367

Elementary school principal bans Christmas, Trump administration halts HIV research, Salt Lake County now minority Mormon, nuns gamble away charity funds, Baptist exposé reveals deep-seated clergy abuse, Indonesian app lets users report blasphemy, and a festival for the rest of y’all.
15/12/181h 23m

Singing with the MoTab #366

Frank and Dan discuss the news of the week from an atheist and exmormon perspective.
09/12/181h 23m

The Ethics of Missionary Work #365

Disney takes over Christmas, Taiwan votes against gay marriage, primitive menstruation practice leads to death of young girl, nuns stand up to abuse, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade causes outrage, India gets another really large statue, and a discussion about missionary work in light of John Allen Chau’s death.
01/12/181h 2m

Mittens Goes to Washington #364

An election in Jerusalem, a wedding magazine closes, Ultra-Orthodox wreak havoc on two trans-Atlantic flights, prying preachers cancel wedding, accommodations for holiday displays on public land, Islamist extremist hackers like gay , and Mormons in Congress.
23/11/181h 6m

Mittens Goes to Washington #364

An election in Jerusalem, a wedding magazine closes, Ultra-Orthodox wreak havoc on two trans-Atlantic flights, prying preachers cancel wedding, accommodations for holiday displays on public land, Islamist extremist hackers like gay , and Mormons in Congress.
23/11/181h 8m

Thankfulness #363

Scotland requires addition of LGBTI history to school  curriculum, Greek progress, trial in Canada, reaction to theatre, Texas lawsuit attempts to end clergy only weddings, female genital mutilation rates drop in Africa, and a discussion about Thanksgiving.
17/11/181h 9m

Seven Years of TGIA #362

Another schism, Jewish school policy, Alabama constitutional amendment, novice becomes pro, plan for peace in the Holy Land, telescopes get go ahead, and Frank and Dan discuss what it has meant to them to do Thank God I'm Atheist for seven years.
10/11/181h 4m

Tell Me What I Believe #361

LGBT books publicly burned, Stephen Fry honored for lack of belief, Catholic synod, the wrong people are reading to our children, a Christmas tree, the Church of Iceland, and the right wing loves telling atheists what we truly believe.
03/11/181h 0m

Conundrum #360

Frank and Dan discuss the news of the week from an atheist perspective.
30/10/181h 5m

Spooky #359

Witches plan Hex on Kavanaugh, Catholic scandals, activists address paedophilia in Poland, death penalty for abortions, an update about Matthew Shepard, a crucifix in Quebec, and spooky times are here!
21/10/181h 5m

The Hatred of Oaks #358

Frank and Dan present a rundown of the week's religious news through an atheist lens. They focus the second half of this episode on the hateful messaging coming out of the most recent Mormon General Conference.
14/10/181h 15m

Predictions #357

A new 24-hour news network you won’t want to miss, Trump ends visas for same-sex partners of UN employees, a horrific story about sex abuse by more Catholic priests, Cardinal watchdog group, Ireland gets its house in order, more Kavanaugh (yuck), and Frank and Dan share some predictions about Mormon General Conference.
06/10/181h 24m

Kavanaugh #356

Frank and Dan host their weekly rundown of atheist and religious news. This week they also discuss the Kavanaugh hearings.
29/09/181h 8m

In the Pews #355

Pastors attempt to ban banned books, group in UK attempts to keep Franklin Graham out of country, American doctor performs FGM, Catholics update abuse numbers, LDS church gets serious about medical marijuana, a gun goes off in LDC chapel, and a discussion about why it’s so hard to leave religion behind.
22/09/181h 6m

CrossFit #354

Giant cross coming down in Florida, AP poll finds voters don’t consider religion as much as we thought when voting, cholera outbreak linked to church, world Hindu conference, more investigations into abuse by Catholic priests, Christians in China, and alternatives for finding community.
16/09/181h 9m

Disruption #353

Catholic church isn’t happy about possibility of same-sex marriage in Cuba, future of religious television programming in question in Belgium, a ruling in Texas, White House evangelicals, terrorist attack in Amsterdam, Aretha’s eulogy, and Frank and Dan discuss ongoing disruptions of the LDS status quo.
08/09/1859m 30s

Enemies #352

Youth advocate facing excommunication from Mormon church, Vatican edits pope’s comments, construction worker tries to opt out of bible study and gets fired, Riot appears at Christian festival, Pew has a new poll, Fancy Bear has an unexpected target, and believers’ need for enemies.
01/09/181h 21m

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #351

American Atheists make a poster, Mormons don’t want to be called Mormons, group of churches tries to own up to racist past, Oklahoma! turned gay, atheists in Kenya call for national “Atheist Day,” Russian student faces jail time for offending believers, and an uproar about David Cross’s Mormon garment stunt.
25/08/181h 24m

Memories #350

LDS Church doubles down on anti-gay policies, the story of a transgender youth in Oklahoma, Jeff Sessions, Batman is an atheist, Labor Department creates faith based exemptions for contractors, Pittsburgh priests who ran child ring, and a stroll down memory lane with Frank and Dan.
18/08/181h 16m

Atlas of Creation #349

New poll shows support for conservatives' distorted view of religious freedom is on the rise, the real reason for the California wildfires, a new video game, Catholic church priest pedophilia update, famous pastor faces allegations of sexual misconduct, prayer at school board meeting, and Frank and Dan talk about creationism, biology, and a ridiculously heavy book.
11/08/181h 19m

A Man on a Mission #348

Group seeks sainthood for five African-Americans, update on the Danish face veil ban, Trump official makes wild statement about religious freedom and anti-gay laws in Africa, Ammon Bundy comes to Utah with ideas about socialists taking over Mormon church, Jeff Sessions forms a task force, Bible removed from military display, and a discussion about current efforts by active Mormons to reforms the LDS church.
04/08/181h 15m

A Woman's Place #347

Chris sits in for Dan. They discuss good parents, bad parents, LGBT issues, and lots of ideas from men about women.
30/07/181h 25m

Prosperity Gospel #346

BYU religious police, Episcopal church presents solution to gay marriage issue, Miami man arrested for trying to burn down building to kill Jewish neighbors, ultra-orthodox men attack neighborhood women Zuckerberg refuses to remove holocaust denial content from Facebook, and the problem with Prosperity Doctrine.
21/07/181h 15m

New Religious Freedom #345

Religious parents let baby die and only face six years in prison, Amazon profits off of racist and homophobic products, First Church of Cannabis loses court case, Philippines president denies god, angry Israeli politician, bar opens in historically FLDS community, and Frank and Dan speculate about the Supreme Court.
14/07/181h 6m

Gays in the Parade #344

Harsh new laws in Denmark, religious conservatives shift focus from Roe v. Wade, Vatican fails to legally protect children from abuse, Australia considers no longer saying prayer at Parliament, Project Blitz pushes religious based laws in state legislatures, Holy Family lands in a detention center, and gays finally allowed in Provo’s 4th of July parade.
07/07/181h 16m

Hate #343

El Al airline changes searing policy, Minnesota mosque vandalized, Jim Carrey paints another Donald Trump portrait, Pope Francis weighs in on global refugee crisis, national motto on tax forms in Texas, Canadians and Mormon polygamy, and a message about hate.
01/07/181h 3m

Church and State #342

Egypt promotes women’s role at the mosque, FFRF wins court case against Texas governor, Christian national billboard taken down in Dallas, teacher quits over district’s transgender policies, Jeff Session taken to task over child separation policy, and Frank and Dan talk about a home school biology book.
23/06/1855m 10s

Topsy Turvy #341

Crosses in Bavaria's public buildings, Scouts BSA stands firm against atheist members, BYU Hawaii's failure to respond to violence on campus, European countries continue to target muslims, statue of Marilyn Monroe causes stir, Pope Francis takes a stand on fossil fuels, and Heavenly Mother.
16/06/181h 5m

Religious Propaganda #340

Gender segregation on public beaches, a new movie about Trump, Catholics in Congo respond to ebola, judge says UK’s NHS has authority to exclude homeopathy, St. Paul archdiocese faces big payout to abuse victims, In God We Trust stays on US currency, and our response to the propaganda we grew up watching at church.
09/06/1858m 36s

$32 Billion #339

Valedictorian silenced over political concerns, chaplain program in Australian schools, televangelist covets jet, baptist college makes correct decision, Ireland makes a change to their constitution, police trainer spreads anti-Muslim bigotry, and recent news reveals a small portion of the LDS Church's massive financial holdings.
02/06/181h 11m

No Apology #338

Pope Francis says nice things to gay man, school principal and campus cop fired for promoting religion in school, Catholic church loses priests and nuns, Arizona removes evolution from state education standards, religious conservatives threaten Netflix boycott, Alex Jones faces defamation suit, and the Mormon Church gets outmaneuvered on their past racism.
27/05/181h 18m

Grumpy Old Man #337

Beirut Pride cancelled, India cracks down on child abuse, pope reveals himself to be an old crank, US moves embassy to Jerusalem, crackpot causes stir at movie screening, new federal appointee, and Frank and Dan discuss wonder and awe.
19/05/181h 13m

License Plates #336

Chris sits in for Dan, Missouri lawmaker makes wild claim about rape, female genital mutilation, LDS Church quits Boy Scouts, survey about journalistic ethics at religious schools, and an observation about people with "In God We Trust" license plates/
12/05/181h 24m

The Mormon Convert #335

Dan is joined by guest host Kate for a discussion of her conversion to (and then from) Mormonism. They also discuss GQ's controvercial book list, a new caucus in the U.S. congress, changing attitudes about gay marriage, a new ten commandments monument (and what the Satanic Temple wants to do about it), Christians defending bestiality, and polling data about who believes in God! Find Kate's books at https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00IOAHECU/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 or better yet, at your local independent bookshop!
04/05/181h 4m

Waco Wackos #334

Scientology infiltrates popular online kid’s game, DC Council Member tries to rehabilitate his image after antisemitic comments only to trip over himself, research shows strong link between religiosity and LGBT teen suicide rates, and a look back at the Branch Davidian showdown 25 years ago in Waco, Texas.
27/04/181h 7m

Government vs. God #333

People are less religious when government is bigger, LDS prophet tells African crowed to pay their tithing to get out of poverty, Morrissey denounces halal meat, Silverman fired from top American Atheist post, a new dinosaur museum, another rapture prediction.
20/04/1847m 35s

Rapture Watch #332

Seven years ago, before they started Thank God I'm Atheist, Dan and Frank recorded an hour of audio for a local community radio station. This is that audio. Please enjoy.
14/04/1841m 36s

Nonconsensual Immorality #331

Mother uses stun gun to wake son for Easter services, Hindus pray to cleanse concentration camps, Church of England goes cash free, Stormy Daniels counters allegations, “nonconsensual immorality,” and the Mormons have themselves one heck of a General Conference.
06/04/181h 28m

Me First #330

UK coroner causes stir by not considering religion, why evangelicals continue supporting Trump, Muslim refugees convert to Christianity in Germany, Mormons march to Temple Square demanding reform, Putin’s Rasputin, the refugee system in the US, and a preview of this weekend’s General Conference.
31/03/181h 10m

Christophobic #329

City council member floats anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, Boko Haram and their kidnapped school girls, Jim Carrey paints a picture, appointment of humanist chaplain blocked, monks angry at the sale of their holy beer, falling rates of religious belief amongst Europe’s youth, and a rape-coverup scandal hits Mormon church.
23/03/181h 5m

The Incredible Shrinking Church #328

Vatican doctors photo to omit statement by Benedict, hate group in UK announces horrid event, top level domain woes, three racists bomb mosque in Minnesota, religious types respond to Stephen Hawking’s death, and analysis about why millennials are leaving the Mormon church and what the church could (but won’t) do to keep them.
17/03/181h 10m

Protect the Children #327

Public school teacher discovered to be white nationalist podcaster, Christians in Indonesia flogged for playing children's game, male escort releases dossier implicating Vatican officials, “dirty” churches closed in Rwanda, jerk conspiracy theorists arrested in Texas, and a Mormon movement to end the practice of private one-on-one “worthiness” interviews with children.
09/03/181h 10m

Anger #326

NRA calls gun rights “god given,” Church of England issues Lent challenge to clean up environment, lesbian couple denied application to become foster parents, religious college rescinds job offer, “In God We Trust” law, Idaho law, and atheists’ anger.
03/03/181h 15m

Jesus's Bum #325

Town faces the consequences of placing Ten Commandments monument, message in a bottom, new law in Iceland protects all babies from mutilation, woman thrown in jail for baptizing daughter (boy, it’s more complicated than that), Idaho movement to end faith-based medical exemptions, city council members censure one of their own for anti-Islam post on Facebook, and the story of an LDS woman disciplined by church for not shutting up about divorce—she recorded the conversations with her bishop after losing her temple recommend.
23/02/181h 8m

Christianity #324

Mark sits in for Frank, and Dan talks with Bart Ehrman to discuss his new book "The Triumph of Christianity."
16/02/181h 9m

Friended by Jesus #323

Indonesians Christians fear deportation, new app promises a better Bible experience for all, two new Polish laws, evangelical minister claims you don’t need the flu shot, top cardinal might support blessing same-sex unions, a new TV show puts god on Facebook, and Christian abuse victim says stay away from church if you need help.
09/02/181h 8m

Mixed Orientations #322

Satanists adopt a highway, ‘In God We Trust,’ Iranian women protest mandatory hijabs, nuns vs priest in battle over control of hospital, Clinton’s spiritual advisor accused of sexual misconduct, KFC franchisee told to stop serving halal chicken, and the possible ripple effect of a high profile ‘mixed orientation’ marriage ending in divorce.
02/02/181h 6m

#churchtoo #321

Nonbelievers turn to prayer during crisis, Buddhist scholar runs afoul of law, Missouri would like to redefine marriage, a ploy to “protect” doctors from unsavory patients, internet use reduced religiosity, judge exposes religious bias in court, and a new hashtag is sweeping the nation.
26/01/181h 4m

#churchtoo #321

Nonbelievers turn to prayer during crisis, Buddhist scholar runs afoul of law, Missouri would like to redefine marriage, a ploy to “protect” doctors from unsavory patients, internet use reduced religiosity, judge exposes religious bias in court, and a new hashtag is sweeping the nation.
26/01/181h 3m

Quiverfull #320

Fasting to save Trump, West Virginia wants to add Bible to curriculum, new study shows “Muslim Ban” may have prompted more acceptance of Islam in America, two Utahns ritually abuse children in name of religion, UK clergy unionize, Canada enforces Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and how full is my quiver!
18/01/181h 17m

Quiverfull #320

Fasting to save Trump, West Virginia wants to add Bible to curriculum, new study shows “Muslim Ban” may have prompted more acceptance of Islam in America, two Utahns ritually abuse children in name of religion, UK clergy unionize, Canada enforces Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and how full is my quiver!
18/01/181h 16m

Prophets for Profit #319

The New York Times runs an honest obituary about Thomas Monson and the mormons don’t like it, Supreme Court doesn’t take anti-gay Mississippi case, ten commandments monument erected at shopping mall, schism in Mennonite world, lawyers for Kansas assholes want more assholes on jury, school lunch woes in France, and the mechanics of choosing a new LDS prophet.
11/01/181h 9m

King David #318

Ritual child abuse uncovered within FLDS, climate scientists leave US for France, train station named to honor Donald Trump, archdiocese bankruptcy denied, not one of 100 largest US churches is LGBT affirming, elementary teacher fired, and Donald J. Trump as King David (and other biblical figures).
05/01/181h 10m

Back to their Old Tricks #317

Topless activist tries to steal Baby Jesus, Texas attorney general clarifies gun law, gay priest gets standing ovation, changes in abortion law, added security for Christians in India, Egypt taking new stance on atheism, and the Mormon Church has continued performing baptisms for the death for Holocaust survivors even though they promised they wouldn't.
30/12/171h 5m

Back to their Old Tricks #317

Topless activist tries to steal Baby Jesus, Texas attorney general clarifies gun law, gay priest gets standing ovation, changes in abortion law, added security for Christians in India, Egypt taking new stance on atheism, and the Mormon Church has continued performing baptisms for the death for Holocaust survivors even though they promised they wouldn't.
30/12/171h 4m

Merry Christmas #316

The Johnson Amendment survives GOP's tax legislation, religious broadcasters claim their speech is being stifled, story of Christian flag being saved from DMZ doesn't add up, Egyptian pop star in trouble for sexy fruit video, and two developments in Mormonism.
23/12/1749m 59s

Armageddon #315

Frank and Dan discuss the news of the week and that gosh darn Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We look at how this is playing into Evangelical Christians' desire to bring about the End of the World.
16/12/171h 0m

More Moore #314

Mark sits in for Dan and the discussion centers around how could Roy Moore think dating teenage girls is okay. Well... it has something to do with the Evangelical "Courtship Culture" that promotes fathers turning their teen daughters over to older men in order to protect their chastity. All that and the week's news.
08/12/171h 25m

Opt Me Out #313

Jewish children’s book causes stir among anti-vaxxers, Touched by an Angel star set for angel-hood herself, suggestive statue erected at Catholic school, countries of particular concern, divining rods used by UK utility workers, religious colleges face dark times, and the religious education workaround.
01/12/171h 1m

Sexual Harassment #312

10 Commandments guy, Australian divorced couple, church shooting, Santa Claus is too American for some Brits, fake Dead Sea Scrolls at DC’s Bible museum, Chinese government offers poor Christians money to take down pictures of Jesus, and sexual harassment.
25/11/171h 19m

Six Years #311

Religious Alabamans still likely to vote for Moore, member of Congress comes out as humanist, Trump thinks Scientology should lose tax-exempt status, Catholicism at the Costume Institute, Southern Baptist church hires female pastor and faces the consequences, Holy See says no to holy smoke, and Frank and Dan reminisce about six years of podcasting.
16/11/1753m 14s

Thoughts and Prayers #310

Coke runs ad showing Saudi woman learning to drive a car, Kentucky House speaker resigns after being accused of sexual harassment, Indonesia Supreme Court rules in favor of religious freedom, armed guards in churches, new poll about religion and spirituality, surprising election results in polygamist Utah town, and thoughts and prayers are not action and commitment to do anything.
10/11/171h 14m

Keeping Religion in its Place #309

Exclusive housing development only sells to Muslims, China wants to take control of religion, Saudi Arabia announces additional reforms for women, newspaper finds no evidence for Old Testament stories, Mike Pence to visit persecuted Christians, witches, and finding the right space for religion in our society.
02/11/171h 6m

"Bad Medicine" #308

Bill O'Reilly mad at God, JWs face class action lawsuit over child abuse, questions for Mormon missionaries, homeless shelter charges tithe, museum highlights Nazis' use of Martin Luther to justify holocaust, fight over a headstone, and Frank and Dan discuss dangerous non-medical treatments.
26/10/171h 2m

Good God! #307

SLC movie theatre sues state, new pol shows shift on attitudes about God and morality, Ten Commandments update, Kentucky clerk takes anti-gay marriage message to Romania, Boy Scouts of America announces plan to include girls, a presidential election gets religious, and a clip from Mark and Dan’s new show—“The How To Heretic.”
19/10/171h 7m

Life is not Easy #306

Church focuses prayer against proposed bike lane, city council in Idaho makes surprisingly inclusive decision, US federal judge strikes down parsonage benefit for clergy, accusations that India is neglecting the Taj Mahal, shark costume in Austria runs afoul of law, and why are the evangelicals so upset about contraception?
11/10/1757m 24s

Marriage #305

Mormon leader proclaims gay marriage will never happen in LDS Church, the Book of Common Prayer, child sacrifice in Uganda, a very special train, Christianity promoted in Kansas prison, a county seal, and the DOJ butts its nose into a court case.
04/10/171h 3m

Mormons' Millions #304

BYU allows caffeine on campus, Muslim university in Berkeley, religious unemployment fraud, judge orders teen to live, atheist donations to hurricane relief, Yemeni WI-FI woes, and Frank and Dan talk about the new developments with the Book of Mormon.
28/09/171h 5m

Hurting for Jesus #303

Warren Jeffs, Air Force chaplain, straight marriage ruined by gay marriage, gay cake update, the world is coming to an end, Belgian monks defy pope, and disasters.
21/09/171h 6m

The LDS Movement #302

National Cathedral announces they are taking down stain-glass windows, poll on evolution and belief, robocalling Christians in hot water, Singapore celebration, churches in Texas sue FEMA, and an offshoot of Mormonism.
14/09/1758m 51s

Trump White Supremacy #301

Frank and Dan discuss the week's news and the rise of white supremacy in America.
07/09/1759m 34s

Three Hundred and Counting #300

Robots of the cloth, a very spiritual sonogram, poll about discrimination, Indian guru, ministry lawsuit, and two-thirds of Americans are sinners.  Watch us on youtube.com/tgiatheist. And support us at patreon.com/tgiatheist.
31/08/171h 0m

Eclipse #299

Frank and Dan discuss the news of the week and muse about the eclipse.
22/08/171h 5m

Nazis #298

Evangelical preachers giving Trump religious cover for nuclear war, Mosque bombed, Sasquatch sighting, Mormon Leaks strikes again, the Pence doctrine, and nazis in America.
15/08/171h 10m

Is Mormonism an Ancestor Cult? #297

Fatwa booths in Cairo, Christians more likely to blame poverty on lack of effort, pastor gives bad advice to bipolar woman, Pope objects to transgender people, someone new is writing laws in Utah, first gay marriage in Church of England, and Mormonism as an ancestor cult.
08/08/171h 31m

UFOs #296

Religious trafficking, Baby Charlie, Trump nominee, Ark update, ancient Canaanites, and belief.
01/08/171h 15m

Pies and Beers #295

Creative accounting and The Ark, BYU-Idaho professor fired for post on Facebook, wardrobe change in England, Saudi woman arrested for miniskirt video, BYU professor implicated in Hobby Lobby antiquities scandal, monument revisited, and Mormon Pioneers.
25/07/171h 7m

The Most Least #294

Wheat Jesus, grizzly bears present problem for Native Americans, secular cities, Malta legalizes gay marriage, Palestine and Israel, synthetic Texas, and the First Vision.
19/07/171h 9m

Lucifer #293

Frank and Dan discuss the news of the week and recount the origin of the Devil according to the Mormons.
11/07/171h 9m

Patriotism #292

Frank and Dan chat about patriotism, the national anthem, and ways in which modern attitudes about the flag and nation feel icky.
03/07/1722m 15s

Court Decisions #291

Judge miraculously obeys the law, Mississippians now allowed to discriminate against LGBT community, schools in Turkey stop teaching evolution, woman wins lawsuit against Israeli airline, Texas couple exonerated, vaccination woo, and rural America vs. urban America.
28/06/171h 27m

Mormon and Gay #290

Anti-Sharia rallies across the US, British politician steps down, fake drug dealer just ‘doing the Lord’s work,’ Southern Baptists join the modern era, Mormon temple in Rome, Trump wants us to stop attacking religion, and Frank and Dan explain a viral video of young Mormon girl getting her mic cut.
19/06/171h 13m

Marriage #289

Governor Kentucky has a plan, a story of a stolen brain, a useful reason for converting to Islam, an anti-Islam billboard, religious hospitals win major court victory, a Jewish ritual, and a discussion on religious marriage.
12/06/171h 19m

Come Out #288

Robot priest blesses the faithful in Germany, survey shows trends with LDS millennials, town ordered to pay Mosque after denying building permit, man with a funny hat makes statement about homosexuality, religious types commit violence, a Ramadan warning, and atheists need to come out for the sake of the world.
05/06/171h 20m

Papa God #287

Group tries to reclaim tithing from LDS Church, new law in Texas, art heist in Salt Lake, Greg Gainforte is a douchebag, a pastor with a direct line to god, study about loans, and religious fasts.
30/05/171h 32m

Missions #286

Doug sits in for Dan: Trump speaks in Saudi Arabia about Islam, fidget spinners take the world by storm, Callista Gingrich to serve as US ambassador to Vatican, Utah’s new polygamy law, an update on the LGBT disaster in Chechnya, a new exhibit at Temple Square, and a chat about LDS missions.
22/05/171h 25m

God Commands Me #285

LISTENER WARNING: EXPLICIT SEX TALK IN THIS EPISODE (thanks, Dan…) BYU conducts study, LDS Church steps away from Boy Scouts of America, Mormon Leaks releases LDS internal survey, blasphemy law in Ireland tested by atheist celebs, secular wedding officiants allowed in Oregon, God tells woman to kill, and we explore the question of how much should we let religions get away with.
15/05/171h 20m

Creeps #284

Frank and Dan talk about 'religious liberty' and how that's cover for Christians to deny rights to other groups.
08/05/171h 8m

Prohibitions #283

Religious name ban in China, atheist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, breast feeding in church, rates of belief in Christ’s resurrection, San Antonio mayor is a ding dong, King James bible burned in Uganda, and the Word of Wisdom.
01/05/171h 20m

Popes and Parties #282

Benedict celebrates 90th with a rager Vatican-style, another church needs armed security, Humanism recognized by the Department of Defense, Roy Moore strikes again, a pope meeting, Catholic school exercise, and Dan sits down with playwright Robert Askins.
25/04/171h 24m

Secular Awe #281

Alabama church gets its own police force, gay friendly book backed by Vatican, Swedish midwife who refused to do abortions loses case, boobies, Marvel comics, magic fire, and the power of religious architecture in secular spaces.
17/04/171h 10m

General Boredom-- Er... Conference #280

Doug fills in for Frank, and along with Dan dives down the rabbit hole of  Mormonism's bi-yearly torture of their own members. Together, they explore the scars left on them by their mandatory viewing of the most boring event EVER. Stories include Christians who are more like Pharisees, Duterte giving atheists a pass, the Chechnyan hate round-up, Mike Pence's fear of women, Bryan Fischer wants to fly his rainbow flag, and a culture clash surrounding who should perform circumcisions and when (hint: nobody. ever.). 
11/04/171h 4m

Incited Feelings #279

Mormon blogger gets racist, Mexican archdiocese warns construction companies about building Trump’s wall, “In God We Trust,” Pakistan warns social media websites, NASA funds dubious research, image of Smurfette ‘incites feelings’ among orthodox Jews, and Mormons love their personal revelation.
03/04/171h 15m

Age of Accountability #278

Weekly Bible classes at West Virginia school, hypocritical attorney general, living status for rivers in India and New Zealand, March Madness brackets, Australian commission and child sex crimes in churches, abortion, and Mormon baptism.
28/03/171h 11m

Group Think #277

Girls Council in Saudi Arabia misses the mark, Satanic Temple has new campaign, the Dutch dodge a bullet, conservative Oklahoma lawmaker engages in hypocrisy, Reza Aslan eats brains, Pat McCrory can’t find a job, and group think.
20/03/171h 23m

Believe the Lies #276

Majority of Evangelicals believe Trump’s lies about journalists, Bali will not cover nude statues for Saudi royal visit, Kansas congressman claims poor don’t want health insurance, Nike has a new product, new rule for conservative Jews, an anti-medical treatment pastor has been charged in child’s death, and men get their day.
13/03/171h 25m

Gay Face #275

Conservative gay-hating and Planned Parenthood-hating pastor rants on YouTube, dead babies and toddlers found in sewage chambers behind convent, abuse survivor quits Vatican commission, another abortion bill in Texas, Christian war memorial vandalized in Australia, Orthodox Jews take new tactics to stop women from praying at Western Wall, and why religious people think people leave church.
06/03/171h 29m

Ding Dong #274

Statue of Christ by Michelangelo rediscovered, parents guilty of 1st-degree murder in religious neglect case, Mormons fight renaming of a street in Atlanta, Ark Encounter not the boon to local tax revenue once hoped for, Christian bookstore closing nationwide, and Frank and Dan discuss Mardi Gras and their complete lack of understand of it.
02/03/171h 19m

Growing Up Mormon #273

Hate groups triple membership over the last year, Mormon church takes stance on transgender restroom issue, Boy Scout alternative sees uptick in membership, IKEA issues catalog for ultra orthodox Jews, Glitter Ash Wednesday, US Commission on Religious Freedom releases report gives poor grade to Hindus in India, and Frank and Dan remember growing up Mormon.
21/02/171h 22m

Must Protect Sundays #272

Trump appears on Christian network, a solution to Utah’s sex-ed policies, girls want into Boy Scouts of America, World Hijab Day, Pope Francis has a solution to Vatican corruption, private high schools told not to pray at state playoffs, and blue laws from around the world.
13/02/171h 17m

Destroying our Schools #271

Kosher marijuana, preaching politics, transgender boy scouts, a gay Ark Encounter, Jesus wants us to be rich, clergy abuse group sued, and the Department of Education is in serious trouble.
07/02/171h 14m

Muslim Ban #270

Churches adjust Sunday night activities to accommodate Super Bowl, using the Bible as a court room defense strategy, Trump fails to mention Jews in official Holocaust remembrance statement, dustup at the Knights of Malta, president of Philippines starts showdown with Vatican, Pakistan TV host taken off the air, and Trump bans Muslims from entering the country.
31/01/171h 7m

Killing Babies #269

School principal cheats and credits power of prayer, Imam’s prayer incites outrage, FFRF sues to stop public funding of church building maintenance, conservative Christians coming around on pot, JCCs targeted throughout the country, Church of England changes rules on clergy celibacy (not really), and our hopes for progress in America.
23/01/171h 19m

It Means He Loves You #268

Russia set to decriminalize domestic violence, Vatican McDonald’s to feed the homeless, Philippine government blocks popular sites, lesbian couple takes over Baptist congregation, federal prisoner sues for secular treatment program, After School Satan opens in Utah, and a discussion on religious tax exempt status.
16/01/171h 9m

Tax Exempt #267

Neo-nazis plan march in Montana, the family that prays together gets their SUV stolen, US military extends religious accommodations, then there were two (Shakers left in the world), LDS Church growth rate drops in US, Church of Norway status changes, and we talk with Fred Karger who is currently fighting to end the Mormon Church’s tax exempt status. Support us on Patreon.
09/01/171h 28m

Crappy New Year! #266

Scientology takes aim at A&E, NYPD makes accommodations to Sikh and Muslim officers, the Utah Secular Caucus takes form, pope on the run buys new shoes, MoTab member resigns over Trump inauguration, soccer and witches, and was 2016 really as bad as we’re all making it out to be? Yes, maybe it was, but let’s also remember that Scalia died, and that was pretty awesome.
02/01/171h 5m

Love to See the Temple #265

“Charlie Brown Christmas” causes stir at Texas middle school, freaked out liberal christians return to church after Trump victory, LGBT community center opens across from Mormon temple, Oklahoma plans for anti-abortion signs in public buildings, LDS church changes mind about new song in young women’s songbook, neopagan wins right to wear horns on driver’s license, and an interview with Michael Ferguson about his experiences with gay conversion therapy and lawsuit after the fact. Support us on Patreon.
20/12/161h 15m

God's Chosen People #264

Vatican repeats itself about gay priests, German court rules that Muslim girls must take swimming class, Marriott makes big decision about the Bible, the world’s largest nativity, the world is ending (again), Orthodox rabbis and converting to Judaism, and neuroscientist Michael Ferguson joins us to talk about faith and the brain.
12/12/161h 27m

The Memory of Trees #263

Santa vs. Jesus board game ruffles Christian feathers, Catholic priest prevents gay man from singing at own grandmother’s funeral, Norway fines Catholic church for falsifying membership numbers to get more taxpayer money, Pope Francis advocates for the climate (and science), new study shines positive light on psychedelic drugs in fighting depression, and sneaky ways Christian types try to block abortions.
05/12/161h 19m

Thanksgiving #262

Dan and Mark spend Thanksgiving in Savannah, Georgia.
28/11/161h 14m

Everyone Likes a New Friend #261

Naughty and nice retailers, Georgia tries to outlaw hijabs in public, Duck Dynasty comes to a close, German protestants stop converting Jews, humanists sue, Catholic diocese in Minnesota, and maybe we need some new friends.
21/11/161h 24m

The Power of Prayer #260

Self-appointed bishops, pope says no to female priests, China lures children away from church, Michelle Bachmann uses graph to show power of prayer, priest posts video with dead fetus, Oklahomans vote down constitutional amendment, and Dan and Frank take a moment to reflect on the election.
14/11/161h 22m

Talking to the Devil #259

Trump robocaller calls third-party candidate ‘closet homosexual’, transgender Muslim woman hacked to death, rabbi discovers code in scripture predicting a Trump presidency, Oklahoma seeks to change state constitution, county commissioners in court for right to pray at meetings, Puerto Rico gubernatorial candidate comes out atheist, and talking to believers.
07/11/161h 27m

Death and Dying #258

South Koreans experience their own funeral, Vatican says no to scattering ashes, prayer garden for pet lovers, BYU offers amnesty to rape victims, Pope Francis opens posh papal retreat to public, Mormon(s) and gay(s), and a tribute to Jack Chick.
31/10/161h 16m

Battleground State #257

Cardinals protest McDonald’s opening near Vatican, Americans trust scientists and military over clergy, Sweden gets a cemetery free of religious symbols, pastor comes out as atheist and then runs back to the church, terrorism in Kansas, a Catholic charity in India surprises us (a little), and an independent presidential candidate in Utah within striking distance of winning the state.
24/10/161h 26m

The Mormon Shakedown #256

Norwegian trickery trips up psychics, Temple Mount aggression, no more holiday displays on county courthouse grounds, US government releases report on religious freedom and many religious leaders are upset by its content, an angry pope takes on Germany, InterVarsity to fire employees who don't agree with them on gay marriage, and Mormon tithing settlement.
17/10/161h 20m

Mormon Leaks #255

High school assembly about sex, Oklahoma’s governor, Catholic diocese makes right on sex abuse scandal, an elderly bar mitzvah, not-so-shocking sculpture of Jesus shocks conservatives, clever polygamist defense, and Mormon Leaks.
10/10/161h 19m

Get Rich Quick #254

Utah legislative candidate comments online, female chess players face obstacles, untouchables find way out, Confederate flag removed from Washington National Cathedral, change comes to Billy Graham’s ministry, Danish anti-migrant spray, and Mormons and their get-rich-quick schemes.
03/10/161h 34m

Oh, We Have Shun, Don't We? #253

Priest delivery service, Pakistani Christian jailed for online blasphemy, the Sistine Chapel visits Texas, J-Dubs face judicial review in Canada, study about Nones, update about American hate pastor in Africa, and appropriating eastern spirituality in the west.
26/09/161h 23m

Don't Burn Down Buildings #252

Religion’s economic value, Arizona pastor denied entrance into South Africa, arson, Mormons shying away from Republican party, hijab emoji, only ‘natural families’ should get child care tax credit, and atheists are no longer the most hated group in America.
17/09/161h 16m

Fifteen Years Later #251

Obama nominates Muslim to Federal bench, Kaepernick is not muslim, I won’t watch that icky video, Midwest hospital chain rebrands, atheist minister, a mother files charges, and how our views on Islam have evolved over the fifteen years since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
11/09/161h 14m

Public Enemy Number One #250

Georgia county bans new churches, ISIS declares Pope enemy number one, Christian woman told to remove headscarf for DMV photo, a gay bishop, Indiana religious freedom act, Icelandic elves stop construction project, and Mormon seminary is just plain awful.
05/09/161h 3m

LIVE at Oasis #249

Atheists run for office in Arizona, homophobic pastor arrested for child molestation, federal judge lets strict vaccination law stand in CA, US State Department makes international call, saga of atheist donor in Oklahoma, new Vatican handbook about sex, and the French try to ban burkinis at the beach.
28/08/1641m 58s

Lamanites #248

Louisiana flood exposes hypocrisy, Lutherans want to reconcile with Rome, gay bashing, Pokemon Go linked to demonic plot, the Norwegian Church loses members thanks to online registration, prayer and religion banned at Chinese hospitals and four ‘lamanites’ sue LDS Church.
22/08/1658m 58s

Praying to Win #247

Mormons build high-profile temple in Philadelphia, Trump ask evangelicals for help (with Mormons!), Satanic Temple is at it again, Hillary Clinton writes a letter to Utah, woman denied vanity plate settles lawsuit, Christian pastors sue Illinois for right to perform ‘conversion therapy,’ and faith at the Olympics.
16/08/161h 8m

Floss Like You Understand Science #246

Public school adopts problematic logo, Pope Francis follows through on a promise, Satan clubs test public schools’ after-school club policies, Josh Duggar sued by the face of his online sex presence, church promises to drop Bibles onto ISIS, a day for ‘burkinis’ at French waterpark, and a lack of evidence supporting flossing’s health benefits tests our commitment to basic dental hygiene.
07/08/161h 14m

It's Hard Out There #245

Tattoos leave marks at BYU-Hawaii, Ben-Hur for a new generation, France attacks, a new law in Illinois, Kansas City sued, non-believers campaign to affect Australian census, and being an atheist in an election year.
30/07/161h 13m

Pennies in Heaven #244

China bans churches over safely concerns, Muslim clerics issue fatwa against ISIS, Garden of Eden becomes World Heritage Site, Pokemon, marriage laws challenged, pastor starts club, and Pioneer Day!
26/07/161h 12m

Superstitions #243

A Kentucky judge refuses to marry atheist couple, FLDS news, Pakistan's own Kim Kardashian murdered in honor killing, mosques shouldn’t be polling stations (but neither should churches and synagogues), ‘Meet the Mormons: Part 2’, Newt Gingrich has a big fat mouth, and superstitious atheists.
19/07/161h 12m

Noah's Ark #242

Texas governor’s new rule affecting abortion, Catholic priests in Montreal banned from children, Trump’s Star of David, driver’s license photo error, post-Brexit bigotry, Russia limits religious proselytizing, and Noah’s Ark theme park opens in Kentucky.
11/07/161h 15m

Happy America, Everyone! #241

Turns out the Book of Mormon isn’t historical, Satanic Temple strikes again, demon possession, Kansas church calls for sexual assault victims to be outed, Mississippi ‘religious freedom’ law struck down for trampling on religious freedom, Christian website must make room for gays, and our take on the 4th of July.
04/07/1656m 7s

Delusions of Grandeur #240

Kim Davis declares victory in fight against gay marriage, wishing Muslims happy Ramadan, European Islamophobia summit scheduled, Osteen hecklers, UK asylum seekers, satanists vs anti-satanists, and proof there is a god.
27/06/161h 8m

Eau de Dieu #239

Pope Francis pets a tiger, a clash at the Western Wall, Mormon missionaries in trouble, atheist scholarships, Amish PAC, the many smells of Jesus, and the Orlando shooting.
20/06/161h 2m

Foreskins in the Desert #238

Passion of the Christ 2, religious freedom is just for Christians, Evangelicals are feeling a little left out, Iowa’s governor, Mecca turns mega, and Dan interviews newly minted atheist Shannon Low of the Order of Elijah.
13/06/161h 22m

Where's the Beef? #237

Women and church attendance, to hajj or not to hajj, judge hands down a creative sentence, inappropriate test question, Mormon church takes anti-gay fight to Mexico, Muslim killed by mob may have been eating beef, and celebrities and atheism.
06/06/1655m 14s

Bow Before the Emoji God #236

Children afflicted in Peru, father interprets Bible literally with horrendous consequences, landmark court ruling in New Jersey, Swiss Muslims face fine, sacred objects auctioned off to offense of Native Americans, Saudi doctor shot for doing his job, and religious folks once again try to spruce up the Bible.
28/05/1658m 35s

Abuse #235

Changes in Mormon missionary attire, abuse sticks, abuse by clergy on the rise, International Religious Freedom Act, town sells plot of land under cross, Church of Scotland explores way to remotely baptize, and a quick talk about suicide and non-believers.
23/05/161h 16m

Trans-American Controversy #234

American Atheists sues Tennessee sheriff for promoting Jesus, Arabic speakers loving on Dawkins, Ohio megachurch can't force insurance company to pay for child abuse, criminal sentenced to read Ben Carson book, Missouri school's field trip to Jesus, Alabama chief justice KOed by drag queen, and Dan and Mark discuss the great trans panic of 2016!
17/05/161h 10m

But God Told Me To #233

Angel washes up on the shore, first amendment needs defending, marrying off your quiverfull, restraining order against God, Hindus are jerks too, troubles at the Target bathroom, and Jake and Dan talk about God telling candidates to run only to fail.
08/05/1649m 40s

Killing with Kindness? #232

Denny Hastert sentenced to jail time, Oklahoma knows how to pay for lawsuits, Utah Pride festival bans gay site, Kevin Swanson compares gays to Nazis and cannibals, Mormon university blames the (rape) victim, Scientology leader’s father write tell-all book, and Dan and Mark discuss parents who kill their children through prayer.
02/05/161h 11m

Mormon Communism #231

Iowa schools shut down, Hitchens converted, Americans and prayer, poll shows UK muslims sympathize with violence, leader of Conservative rabbis resigns, Utah , and Dan and Jake discuss Mormon communism.
25/04/1652m 57s

Buckets o' Nonsense #230

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster declared “not a real religion,” giant crucifix proposed in Australia, a “relic in the making” sold to highest bidder, governor of Tennessee rejects the Bible, parents object to Bible placement in schools, Sarah Palin insults Bill Nye, and a very scary Christian daycare in Alabama.
17/04/161h 5m

God Protects Who He Wants to Protect #229

Bangladeshi atheist killed by Muslim mob, Russian nonbeliever in trouble, new poll on gender and religious belief, giant cross in Corpus Cristi, Trump's proposed ban on Muslims would allow his rich friends to enter US, conservative Christians gather to discuss , and a Mormon general authority claims divine protection for LDS missionaries in Brussels’ bombing.
09/04/161h 6m

Mormon Boob Jobs #228

Frank and Dan speculate about why Utah has more plastic surgeons per capita than any other state in the US and include a discussion about how the Mormon obsession with perfection comes at a high cost for Mormon women. Also: Catholic cardinal takes money from charity to renovate his luxury apartment, Donald Trumps makes some sense, Mississippi approves Church Protection Act, Easter stunt in Louisiana, Colorado school district in showdown over religious literature in schools, and Alabama’s governor in sex scandal.
04/04/161h 7m

Mormon Articles of Faith #227

Frank and Dan discuss Joseph Smith’s “Thirteen Articles of Faith” and how the Mormons live them today. Also: Utah might vote for a democrat this year, parents react to yoga in the schools, North Carolina blocks LGBT protections, Obama defunds abstinence only education, Shawna Cox sues federal employees for ungodly amount, and Catholic bishop bans Muslims from praying in churches.
26/03/161h 35m

Art: Part Two #226

Mark and Frank continue their conversation about art, this time focusing on attempts to censor art. Also: Mother Teresa on track for September sainthood, Oklahoma lawmakers seek to change state constitution, Bernie Sanders needs to "meet Jesus," majority of GOP supports ban on Muslim immigration, and an evolution warning appears in text books.
22/03/161h 29m

Art and Religion #225

Frank and Mark discuss the role art plays in religious settings. Also: Americans are officially getting less religious, Christians turn to faith-based groups to pay medical bills, gays ruin Easter, faith exemptions for businesses and bad parents, and a Christian pastor gets buttocks bitten off by lion.
13/03/1658m 33s

Not So Important After All #224

Sexual healing in Arizona, Mormon leader denies existence of homosexuals, faithful couple loses septuplets, Sikh man sues US Army, Best Picture shockingly pleases Catholics, new online religious literacy class, and it turns out that religion plays a very different role in voters' minds than one might expect.
05/03/161h 1m

Mormon Meddling #223

Frank and Mark discuss recent examples of LDS leadership officially meddling in Utah's lawmaking process. Other stories include: Eleven FLDS leaders have been indicted in food stamps fraud, NYC teacher claims anti-Irish discrimination, an orthodox Israeli bashes up TV screens mid-flight, Catholic archbishop wants alternative to Girl Scouts, the political clout of the "nones," holy milk.
27/02/161h 26m

Argle-Bargle and Apple Sauce #222

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death at 79 has left some conservatives wondering if foul play was involved. Plus, we talk about some of his influential statements and what this means for atheists in the United States.
21/02/1658m 18s

Miracles #221

New bill in West Virginia, clerk harasses lesbian couple, horrific get rich quick scheme in Africa, Ted Cruz is the face of God, Mardi Gras, and miracles. Mark sits in for Frank.
15/02/161h 21m

The Sick Show #220

Trump commits a faux pas, new Israeli policy for women at prayer wall, poor response from priests about zika virus health guidelines, 'In God we trust' and police cars in Wisconsin, Phoenix city council wrings hands over 'satanic' prayer, and we keep it short because we're both sick.
07/02/1635m 44s

Awe #219

Bernie's fate, belief and awe, lawsuit about Jesus' skin color, Italy covers nude statues for Iran's leader, BYU law school in trouble for discrimination, American voters shift on atheist candidates, and talking about your atheism with nonatheists.
31/01/161h 12m

Quackery #218

Popemobile for sale, "In God We Trust" motto challenged in court, Saudi Arabian fatwa against chess, two atheist organizations merge, Irish grade schools, a wedding chapel in Taiwan takes interesting form, and we discuss alternative medicine.
24/01/161h 39m

Power Balls #217

Planned Parenthood sues group that made undercover videos, Russian Pastafarian required to always wear his colander while driving, Irish woman jailed for abortion, Icelandic youth don't believe God created universe AT ALL, conservatives own the Bible, the hypnotic power of lotteries, and the Kinderhook Plates explained.
17/01/161h 25m

Mormon Militia #216

Mark fills in for Frank, and he and Dan discuss the militia men in Oregon and their Latter Day Saint connections. Also: Huckabee is too good at Christianing, Alabama Supreme Court justice gone rogue again, a school for training diddlers, Marco Rubio's new campaign ad, child abuse by a charity in India, and new stats reveal where America stands.
10/01/161h 28m

I'm in Heaven #215

New Biblical theory, murder, church trends, religious rights for me, victory for Planned Parenthood, Christmas in Brunei, and the afterlife makes no damned sense.
04/01/161h 8m

Merry Christmas #214

Frank calls Dan for Christmas well wishes.
27/12/1518m 3s

Two White Guys Explain White Privilege #213

Texas plumber whose truck ended up in ISIS video sues, Mother Teresa's miracle approved, judge gets sworn in on something other than the Bible, college professor suspended for online post supporting muslims, school assignment crosses line, where to bury mass murderers, and Frank and Dan possibly put their big white feet in their dumb white mouths.
20/12/151h 33m

Goals and Resolutions #212

Priest spends $1 Million on beefy lover, members of Donald Trump's church want him out, FFRF gets ignored, home vandalized, observatory nixed in Hawaii, UK no longer a Christian nation, and we set goals for the new year.
13/12/151h 23m

"Emails" #211

Souvenir vendors displaced, Fox and Friends, faith-based groups and federal money, Humanists and Muslims, Donald Trump speaks to Jewish group, dueling nativity scenes, and we respond to emails and voicemail.
06/12/151h 23m

"Gifts" #210

LDS cancel experiment, temple in India, abandoned newborn found in church, black Friday fighting, public library planned for polygamist town, an ad gets canceled in UK, and 'tis the season for gift giving.
29/11/151h 26m

"Tackling Terror" #209

Judge orders circumcision, Missouri legislator tries to stop research, "idiot" christian warrior kills child, Scalia spews more argle bargle, Mormon university cancels event, trouble in sportsland, and Mark and Dan wade like scared little bunnies into the topics of Islamic terrorism and the refugee crisis.
22/11/151h 31m

"Meat Bible" #208

Mark fills in for Frank again to chat with Dan about: religious giving on the decline, lesbian moms, Japan losing interest in Buddha, Darwin's Origin of the Species, magnets messing with brains, and Ray offering Comfort to Christians. Also- what are the purity tests for your tribe?
14/11/151h 27m

"Mormons vs Babies" #207

Mark sits in for Frank, and chats with Dan about non-religious kids being more generous than religious, Canada swears in, Ben Carson continues not to make sense, Texans opt out of education, GOP debate finds a home, Catholics do Hobby Lobby one better, and the Mormons hate on babies.
07/11/151h 16m

"Beef Vigilantes" #206

Sheik Fagin, Museum of the Bible under federal scrutiny, Hindu cattle patrols, praying football coach, city council prayers, LDS church redefines their words, and what do you do when the shoes on the other foot.
01/11/151h 14m

"Garb" #205

A very quiet march for peace, Singaporean pop star, Ben Carson's stance on abortion, tripping pastors, Mormon leader says something awful, and silly things believers wear.
27/10/151h 22m

"Welcome Back" #204

Big tip from church to pizza delivery driver, gun discounts, bike lanes and religious freedom, relics, Mother Teresa's charity, UK man and Saudi Arabian justice system, and Mark Hofmann.
18/10/151h 8m

"Ponderize" #203

Mark sits in for Dan and we discuss BYU's violations of religious freedom, Norway creates app for leaving the church, Jason Chaffetz, merchandizing faith, FFRF's victory in Georgia, and Mormon leadership misses the boat at this week's General Conference. 
11/10/151h 44m

"Light Wins" #202

Mark sits in for Dan, and we discuss the Christian preacher with the resurrectin' power, the evangelicals who descended on Donald Trump, the Indiana legislator who videoed himself cheating on his wife (and then texted a copy to everyone he knows), how New Zealand prefers the dark side of the force, right wing crazies, Kim Davis's papal visit, and the World Conference of Families (and their upcoming visit to SLC).
04/10/151h 21m

"Brain Scans" #201

Pope visits America, polygamist town flooded, gay man nominated to serve as Secretary of the Army, teen clockmaker, religious (online) searches, Jesus shows up in someone's brain, and guest host Mark tells us his story.
27/09/151h 26m

"The Non Show" #200

It's our 200th episode and there are plenty of surprises in store... mainly we're drunk and we have a couple of visitors. Shhh! It's Cecile and Tom from "Cognitive Dissonance." Plus we do some stories, but not really. You'll just have to listen.
20/09/151h 5m

"Better Food" #199

Class of 2019, Maylasia and their rules, imprisoned Iranian cartoonist faces more time in jail, punishments in India, adult coloring books, and pluralism in America.
14/09/151h 3m

"Naked Mormons" #198

Mark sits in for Frank and talks about the following with Dan: the Josh Duggar saga continues, Kim Davis is behind bars, a Utah man who raped little girls uses Bible as excuse, the pope lets priests forgive women who have abortions, an Oklahoma school bans crosses and cowboy boots, Episcopals divest of fossil fuels, and Bryce Blankenagel from "Naked Mormonism Podcast" stops by for a visit.
06/09/151h 21m

"The Darnedest Things" #197

Terrorist threat actually just a welcome sign in Hebrew, praying the potholes away, Rome to name square after Martin Luther, Mormon Church decides to stay with BSA, Jain problem, and sex problems for the religious.
30/08/151h 12m

"The Pledge" #196

Utah Mormons want church out of BSA, French court rules schools don't need to offer non-pork lunch option for students, you only pope once, theatre piece canceled for addressing radicalization of Muslims, gun stores ban muslims, an atheist and a minister, and the pledge.
23/08/151h 10m

"Sentenced" #195

Chechen women scam ISIS, Italian priest offers baby bonus, East Texas man sentenced to marriage, spiritual needs filled by natural beauty, cop cars sport bible verses, NFL player comes out as atheist, and you might just be religious about your atheism.
16/08/151h 8m

"Peepers" #194

Church of England worried about "trendy" exhumations, Canada Post workers refuse to delivery anti-abortion tracts, Georgia seeks to protect clergy from gay marriage, Satanic Temple unveils their monument, stabbing at Jerusalem pride, seven year old atheist punished by Christian teacher, and the Mormon Church reveals “seer stone" used by Joseph Smith.
09/08/151h 15m

"BSA" #193

Kenyan priests fight polio vaccination, federal prisons officially recognize humanism as religion, Catholic priests no longer needed in Antarctica, praying in the car, taking up serpents, photography exhibit at BYU causes stir, and Boy Scouts of America changes policy to allow gay leaders.
02/08/151h 27m

"Blasphemy" #192

County clerk in Kentucky goes rogue for god, Iceland legalizes blasphemy, Texas town fights plan to build Muslim cemetery, ousted pastor, christian church vandalized by christians, federal land under cross no longer federal, and a look at the faith of the republican candidates for president.
26/07/151h 32m

"Injections" #191

Third gender in India, ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses post billboard for current JWs, French Muslim leader calls for use of unused Christian churches, new prayer rules for Florida city, colleges and contraception, Utah school sex education contract, and the pope has something to say about capitalism.
19/07/151h 16m

"Death in the Family" #190

Ten commandments update, Saudi comedian tackles issues facing Middle East, First Church of Cannabis holds first meeting, Hindus and homosexuality, Baylor University policy change, traffic stops in Puerto Rico, and Boyd K. Packer is dead.
12/07/151h 6m

"Marriage Equality Aftermath" #189

Pope portrait, fetus for ransom, otherwise healthy 24-year old granted right to die for depression, “Jewish” protesters, LDS Church makes donation to Utah Pride Center, ten commandments monument ordered taken down from Oklahoma capitol grounds, and it’s a brave new gay marrying world.
05/07/151h 19m

"Lozenges" #188

Bristol Palin pregnant out of wedlock again, gay men win consumer fraud case, California Assembly passes strict mandatory vaccination law, new chair of Texas Board of Education, Satanists sue Missouri over abortion laws, attack on French factory, and an interview with David Michael, host of “My Book of Mormon.”
28/06/151h 9m

"The Least Mormon" #187

Rachel guest hosts with Dan and talks about growing up female in the LDS church.
21/06/151h 13m

"Interviews" #186

Dan plays interviews from old episodes: Peter Boghossian, Darrel Ray, the Bishop of London, and Paige Palmer. New episode next week.
15/06/151h 39m

"Gender" #185

Christian gamemakers, Alan Keyes is an idiot, Indiana's Church of Cannabis gets IRS recognition, Swiss schools, Muslims in the Supreme Court, Church of England feminists would like god to sometimes be a she, and we respond to emails discussing trans issues and transphobia.
06/06/151h 26m

"Kind Atheists" #184

Creationist discovers fossils, Muslim high school soccer team refuses to play against team with two girls, Ireland votes for equality, atheists as a voting block, ice cream, college entry, and we continue our conversation about civility.
30/05/151h 12m

"Civility" #183

Boy Scouts chief argues for ending ban on gay leaders, Saudi Arabia places ad for new executioners, Indonesian military inspects female recruits genitalia for proof of virginity, wedding officiating, faith and science, priests have more fun, and we respond to one of the Scathing Atheist diatribes… http://bit.ly/1drTJZm.
24/05/151h 14m

"Animals!" #182

Christianity’s falling numbers, California senate votes to end “personal belief” exemption for vaccines, International Draw Mohammed Day, Mormon temple in England charged taxes, high school principal in Georgia says something racist, new form of religious tracts, and eating animals.
17/05/151h 2m

"Biblical Dieting" #181

Americans support the right to offend, Christian book of the year, Americans more supportive of a potential gay president than an evangelical one, Sunday school teacher gets released, polygamist wife, one city’s antidiscrimination law, and our review of “God’s Not Dead.”
09/05/151h 16m

The Show That Wasn't to Be #181

Nothing. Nothing happens. This is not an episode. And now Dan might have to take up Tai Chi or gardening or something, because he is THIS CLOSE to actually losing it.
03/05/153m 36s

"Donated Organs" #180

China says no more strippers at funerals, another business set to deny service to gay community, Islamic school principal bans girls from running, Pope and French ambassador, Arkansas monument, sexy Saudi store, and check that box!
26/04/151h 12m

"Rome v. Nun" #179

Muslim migrants throw Christians off boat, ISIS leader killed planting bomb, human compost, Idaho Christian professor teaches evolution and loses his job, Tennessee bill to make Holy Bible state book dies in committee, Vatican backs off of radical American nuns, and gay marriage.
19/04/151h 25m

"The Amazing" #178

Hindu temples’ gold as cure for India’s economic woes, ISIS brings down TV5 Monde, pregnant j-dub refuses blood transfusion leading to death of her and baby, Mormon General Conference “nays,” Canadian postal workers, yoga in schools, and our interview with James Randi and Tyler Measom of “An Honest Liar.”
12/04/151h 40m

"Right to Bigotry" #177

Isis destroys halal chickens from America, owners of Indiana pizzeria strike it rich on go fund me, Kenyan university shot up by al-shabab, Bangladeshi bloggers, Pew report on global religious trends, and Utah man helps with resurrection.
05/04/151h 14m

"Breaking News" #176

Muslim medical students sue school to change curriculum, California lawyer proposes ballot initiative to kill gays, Catholic high school approves prom dresses, Bob Jones III, happy Wiccans and Georgia's RFRA, patriotic Georgians, and CNN special report: Atheists!
29/03/151h 17m

"Process This!" #175

BYU grads looking to change rules at said university, prominent San Francisco evangelical church ends celibacy policy for gays, RFRA laws coming to a state near you, California supreme court doesn’t like boy scouts, Presbyterian church votes to allow gay marriage, LDS apostles say the darndest things, and we dumb atheists don’t think no good.
22/03/151h 33m

"Betty White's Hair" #174

Oklahoma House of Repressentatives passes bill that would end government issued marriage licenses, US government returns eagle feathers to Lipan Apache, Diane Rehm in lukewarm water, Arkansas legislator regifts adopted children, family leaves New Zealand cult and gets lots of cool new stuff, Netherlands discovers skeleton in brass buddha statue, and the Mormon Church hides its history in plain sight.
15/03/151h 23m

"Small Guillotines" #173

Texas Republican wants to legalize marijuana because “God created it,” 400 men castrate themselves at the behest of their guru, broadcast of BBC documentary blocked in India, sex shop troubles, ruling in Canada, prayer in school, and protecting our churches one law at a time.
08/03/151h 22m

"The Frankenshow" #172

A "super" episode featuring segments from multiple episodes including: sexual propositions at the Vatican, camels don't belong in much of the old testiment, frozen guru, abortion prevention pills, man sues first responders (instead of God), muslim family removed from Empire State Building overlook, and our musings on "spirituality."
01/03/151h 8m

"History Lessons" #171

Breakups spike after holidays, Jesus takes the wheel in Mississippi, police suspect hate crime, J-Dubs and a surprisingly bad policy, Oklahoma tries to abandon history, woman tries new conversion technique, and the problem Christians calling other Christians out for circular logic.
22/02/151h 5m

"Stretching with Christ" #170

Mississippi and 50 Shades of Grey, hate crimes, yoga class banned by church, a new reason women shouldn't drive cars (in Saudi Arabia), and a chat with someone leaving her religion.
16/02/151h 23m

"Going Clear" #169

Controversial new “third parent” fertility treatment, Iceland to build temple to Nordic gods, Average Mohamed calls out ISIS with cartoons, Val Kilmer goes to the hospital, making money in the service of the Lord, rabbi won’t leave, and Frank and Dan talk about “Going Clear” the new HBO documentary about Scientology.
08/02/151h 30m

"Hate Cake" #168

Most and least bible-minded cities in America, Colorado bakery refuses to make offensive cake, Vatican finds symbolism in balloons, family commits suicide to avoid the coming apocalypse, Ordain Women (not the Mormon ones), a priest takes Burke the Jerk’s advice, and the Mormons hold a press conference.
31/01/151h 8m

"Court Ordered" #167

Canadian First Nation girl dies after traditional treatment fails to cure leukemia, US Supreme Court rules to allow Muslim prisoner to wear beard, the boy who didn’t come from heaven, secular family values, Florida school update, Alabama town gets a new boss, and we chat with Anonymous Steve (the UK father ordered by judge to attend church with children).
25/01/151h 16m

"My Gay Husband" #166

Oxford University Press creates guidelines to avoid offending Jews and Muslims, residents near treatment center for priests worry about property values, a Saudi jihad against the jolly, an ultra orthodox Jewish newspaper discovers Photoshop, and our response to “My Husband’s Not Gay.”
17/01/151h 53m

"Sniffing and Snorting" #165

Irish group distributes anti-gay literature, TLC debuts “My Husband’s Not Gay,” Tennessee woman finds good home for embryos, Florida counties begin issuing marriage licenses for gay couples, religious exemption predictions, the feminized church, and the mess that is Islam.
10/01/151h 21m

"We Resolve" #164

Pope Francis and the environment, gay Christians meet in Portland, largest nativity in the world, Utah woman makes baby decision, Islamist militants kill non-Muslims, zombie church in Slovenia, and we resolve to become better atheists.
04/01/151h 12m

"The Xmas Show" #163

Indiana man and his mobile nativity scene, mandatory Bible verses on back of “tricycles,” passenger kicked off flight after protesting “Merry Christmas,”  following up on a year of atheism for former Christian pastor, an attack on a holiday display, and a menorah lighting gone wrong.
27/12/1444m 13s

"Mormons Know Torture" #162

The Bible as tweets, Mitt Romney pleas for release of “The Interview,” Australia responds to Sydney cafe siege, judge dismisses lawsuit, Iranian blogger, Satanists ruffle feathers with yet another holiday display, and Mormons know how to torture.
20/12/141h 17m

"Declaring War" #161

Missouri sets execution record, Americans increasingly want to separate religious marriage from civil marriage, Dalai Lama and Pope will not meet, high school coach punishes team members, Mormons in , Canadian woman REALLY believes her dead husband can still be healed, and TGIA declares war on Christian privilege.
13/12/141h 19m

"All Dogs Don't Go to Heaven" #160

Adam guest hosts with Frank to discuss the following: former Hasid sues Quebec over lack of education, Australian government cuts university funding but funds something else, super strict new law, yogi gone bad, campaign to help bigoted bakers, Pakistani pop singer gets in trouble, and Pope Francis says pets might go to heaven.
07/12/141h 30m

"Race in America" #159

Beard ban at BYU, HBO prepares team of lawyers for upcoming Scientology documentary, Houston pastor denies burial to longtime church member, ex-gay leader gets married, military confusion, a Chicago church teaches a lesson, and we wrestle with the issue of race in America.
29/11/141h 8m

"Holiday Survival Guide" #158

Austria attempt to ban foreign funding of mosques and imams, faith healing in America, pro-life means you should be pro-immigration reform, Church of England allows female bishops, Vatican conference on marriage, Monster energy drink woman shows up elsewhere, and Frank and Dan offer advice on handling religious families during the holiday season.
22/11/141h 21m

"Burke the Jerk" #157

Churchgoers find beer at “experimental” church, Kenya’s Catholic Priests interfere with public health, Mormon missionaries try chalk art, Maryland school district struggles with holidays, Cardinal Burke gets demoted, and taxes and religion have their day in court.
15/11/141h 15m

"Brittany Maynard" #156

Catholic Church in Norway commits fraud, 44 people arrested in Pakistan for murder of Christian couple, Alabama electorate attempts to block sharia law, churches electioneer, triumph in federal court, Christian teen slays Satanist teen, and death with dignity.
09/11/141h 5m

"The Spooky Show" #155

Malaysian Muslims get in trouble for petting dogs, Indian woman turns husband in for homosexuality, Catholic exorcists call for “Holyween,” the pope and evolution, new navy guy, science and the eucharist, and we talk about ghosts (and play a piece from Adam).
01/11/141h 16m

"Religion Isn't Reasonable" #154

Shootings in Canada, justice Scalia inadvertently knocks his own argle-bargle, Vatican cookbook reveals Pope favs, the ten commandments are broken, Nobel snubs the chosen people, orthodox Jews attack busses, and the Mormons cop to some messed-up stuff.
25/10/141h 23m

"Islam: Take 2" #153

Atheist jailed for denying “higher power” gets $2M settlement, Mother Teresa runs for office, Dalits change religion in protest of caste system, a Mormon chaplain, UK denies refugee status to prominent Iranian atheist, the Vatican’s stance on gays may be changing, and the question of moderate Muslims.
18/10/141h 29m

"Day of the Dans" #152

HIV+ minister has sex with congregation, Bill Maher has a message for liberals and their outrage, US seminaries granted $1.5 million to teach science, pulpit freedom Sunday, Justice Scalia, “science” teacher, and gays get married (again…).
11/10/141h 21m

"Why TGIA?" #151

Arkansas shooting range declares itself a “Muslim Free Zone,” CBS refuses to air atheist commercial, what Americans pray for, a town called Ave Maria, Muslim beheads co-workers, football team forced to remove crosses from helmets, and we try to answer the question, “Why TGIA?”
04/10/141h 13m

"The Drunk Episode" #150

Warning: we were celebrating our 150th episode a little too hard while recording this. We do the news and then decide to drunk dial some TGIA VIPs.
27/09/141h 15m

"Can of Worms" #149

Airmen no longer required to say “so help me god” when reciting USAF oath, Satanic Temple provides educational materials to Orange County public schools, ISIS changes school curriculum in Iraq, China cracks down on Christianity, Muslim headscarves and body image, new way for ebola to move about, and our war on Christmas.
20/09/141h 3m

"No More Lamas" #148

Sam Harris gets spiritual, China and the Dalai Lama, Orthodox Patriarch chimes in on Putin, atheist airman, Egypt arrests seven men, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, and ISIS.
13/09/141h 14m

"An Etiquette Lesson" #147

Competing polls about removing “under God” from pledge, church bans use of altar for tea service, high school changes depiction of mascot, St. Patrick’s Day parade, Florida mayor kicks someone out of public meeting, Victor Stenger passes away, and online etiquette for atheists.
06/09/141h 28m

"Early Volley in War on Xmas" #146

Kirk Cameron saves Christmas with holiday film, US Muslims ask State Department for protection during Hajj, Mormon parents write letter to non-believing child, Zara apologizes for insensitive kids clothing, Utah polygamists no longer in legal peril, humanist does good during Ebola outbreak, and marriage in a non-religious world.
30/08/141h 41m

"#DeleteDawkins" #145

Biblical erotica and homeschoolers, atheist congressional candidate mails condoms to pro-life group, Noah’s Ark theme park awarded $18 million in tax breaks, Tea Party of Louisiana opposes common core, Mars Hill makes a big announcement, Florida county votes to block atheists from praying, and Richard Dawkins opens his mouth.
23/08/141h 22m

"Hello Listeners" #144

European towns with anti-semitic names, Texas court rules against Christian homeschoolers, LDS Church surveys followers, grumpy dad and his will, the Navy removes Bibles from its hotels, Glenn Beck lawsuit, and we spend some time listening to our listeners.
16/08/141h 40m

"Resign!" #143

Molester claims a demon made him do it, missionaries infected with ebola criticized for their third world work, federal judge rules that banning gay-conversion therapy for minors does not violate religious freedom guarantees, Black Jesus debuts on Cartoon Network, archbishops and their housing, meal discount for praying in public, and we call for mass resignation of atheists from their former churches.
09/08/141h 34m

"Our God is a Sniffly God" #142

North Texas tax office adds “In God We Trust” to tax forms, Hawaii GOP candidate denies ties to evangelical group, Christians start free laundry ministry, Catholic priest gets texts from the devil, Christian coffee shops, strict laws enforce fasting in Iran, and a “mass” resignation from the LDS Church.
02/08/141h 23m

"Pie and Beer Day" #141

Google Suggest suggests religious stereotypes, Christian group “fasting” to oppose gay marriage, thieves steal air conditioners from Tennessee churches, Italian priest and cocaine, religious requirements for heads of state, FFRF victory, and musings about Utah’s Pioneer Day.
26/07/141h 19m

"The Miracle and the Motorcycle" #140

Adam sits in for Dan for the first half of the show, and Hemant Mehta chats with Frank and Dan during the second half. Hobby Lobby owners want to build Bible museum in DC, a survey of Americans’ views of religious groups, a miracle and a motorcyclist collide, Iraqi Muslims want Christians to pay religious tax, Urban Outfitters and Lord Ganesh, a Muslim supermarket worker refuses to sell pork and alcohol during Ramadan.
19/07/141h 44m

"Book of Abraham" #139

Christian rappers claim Katy Perry stole their song, Rainbow Family meets in the mountains and prays, Russian Orthodox priest denounces soccer for being gay, archbishop misuses his position, angry SCOTUS women, number of Catholic schools declines across the country, and the Mormons issue a clarification about one of their sacred books.
12/07/141h 25m

"God Less America!" #138

Clergy hand out condoms at Hobby Lobby after Supreme Court decision, Burger King and their Proud Whopper, law enforcement and religion, New Zealand forces church to change advertising, pew puncher punished, France’s burqa ban stands, and freedom of religion in America.
05/07/141h 41m

"The Palace of Unicorns" #137

Mormon missionaries break the law by erecting a flagpole above SLC on federal land, Nigerian atheist committed for his non-belief, Buddhist-themed waterpark opens in Vietnam, new rule in New York City schools about unvaccinated children, pastor update, India attempts to clean up the Ganges, and more discussion of excommunication.
28/06/141h 28m
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