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  • ScathingAtheist 219: Nerd Kraken Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, the march for Math and Social Studies go vastly underreported, Ray Comfort Freudian slips on a banana peel, and we run out of excuses to keep the Book of Mormon on hiatus. --- If you’d like to support Citation Needed (and get a sneak preview of the new show), you can find our Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/citationpod To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Headlines: March for science: http://religionnews.com/2017/04/22/thousands-rally-for-truth-evidence-based-policies-at-march-for-science/ ID proponents bitch about being left out of March for Science: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/21/intelligent-design-advocates-are-angry-theyre-not-partners-in-the-march-for-science/ San Antonio Mayor: Atheists are broken people who cause poverty: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/22/san-antonio-mayor-homelessness-is-caused-by-broken-people-who-dont-believe-in-god/ Defense Department expands list of recognized religions to include “humanist”, “deist”, and “no religion” http://religionnews.com/2017/04/21/defense-department-expands-its-list-of-recognized-religions/ Oprah celebrates anti-LGBT pastor in upcoming series: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/20/oprah-winfrey-celebrates-anti-lgbt-pastor-john-gray-in-new-eight-episode-series/ Ray Comfort announces “Banana Man” book release: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/22/ray-comfort-wrote-a-book-about-his-infamous-banana-video/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Another MI doctor arrested over FGM investigation: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/22/another-mi-doctor-arrested-along-with-his-wife-for-assisting-with-female-genital-mutilation/ Bye-bye Billy: https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/04/why-was-bill-oreilly-really-fired/523614/

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  • ScathingAtheist 218: Christianese Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Science tells us that we should have just called it PLUS, we learn the role of the Jewish people in starting the Marvel Civil War, and we’ll head to the board game aisle in search of ancient, supernatural wisdom. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To see us live at ReasonCon, get your tickets here: http://reasonnc.com/store/ To buy our book, click there: https://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Essays-Scathing-Atheist-Presents-ebook/dp/B06XQTJT4R To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: Click here to check out the Embrace the Void Podcast: https://voidpod.com/ --- Headlines: Researcher suggest atheist population of America may be double previous estimates: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/14/researchers-say-a-quarter-of-americans-may-be-atheists-higher-than-any-survey-has-ever-suggested/ Foster parents lose kids for not teaching about santa and the easter bunny http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/13/foster-parents-lose-children-because-they-wouldnt-tell-them-the-easter-bunny-and-santa-were-real/ NC bigot congressmen propose bill to nullify same-sex marriages in the state: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/12/north-carolina-considers-legislation-roll-back-gay/ State House Speaker says no, even though he probably like the idea: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-carolina-same-sex-marriage-ban-20170412-story.html British christians don’t think jesus was resurrected http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/09/23-of-self-proclaimed-christians-in-great-britain-dont-believe-jesus-was-resurrected/ Marvel artist sneaks pro-Islamist message into new X-Men reboot: http://religionnews.com/2017/04/12/marvel-comics-less-than-marvelous-muslim-mix-up/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Detroit doctor charged with performing FGM: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/04/13/detroit-area-doctor-charged-with-performing-genital-mutilation-on-girls/?tid=pm_pop&utm_term=.444c064c8bf2 Utah judge praises rapist as a “good man” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/04/14/utah-judge-rape-sentencing-mormon-bishop-good-man/100488404/ P-Robes prefers ‘manly men’ http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/12/pat-robertson-i-prefer-manly-men/

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  • ScathingAtheist 217: Missing Link Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Neil Gorsuch announces his plan to write everything on papyrus, the Senate makes our upcoming proletariat revolution a whole lot easier, and Ganon’s gonna rue the day when he fucked with Hyrule… but after the record. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check us out at ReasonCon, go here: http://reasonnc.com/ To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: To check out the BiSkeptical Podcast, click here: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-biskeptical-podcast --- Headlines: Church State separation groups respond to Gorsuch appointment: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/07/churchstate-separation-groups-swiftly-denounce-neil-gorsuchs-confirmation-to-the-supreme-court/ Universalist Unitarian leader resigns amid racism scandal (Fuck U U): http://religionnews.com/2017/03/31/unitarian-universalist-president-resigns-amid-diversity-controversy/ Update on NASA’s $1.1 million effort to study religious impact of alien life: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/30/nasas-1-1-million-grant-to-study-how-aliens-could-impact-religion-is-even-worse-than-we-thought/ Glenn Beck and David Barton are selling Internships for $375 to teach fake history: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/31/glenn-beck-and-david-barton-are-selling-375-internships-to-teach-students-revisionist-history/ Pastor locke wants us to do a field trip to Washington D.C really REALLY badly: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/07/the-christian-pastor-whose-anti-planned-parenthood-video-backfired-just-made-the-same-mistake-again/ Youtube preacher warns that hindu-feeling books can imperil your soul: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/06/your-knick-knacks-can-give-demons-the-legal-right-to-do-demon-stuff-to-you/ Woman faces 14 years for DIY circumcision: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/03/woman-faces-up-to-14-years-in-prison-after-circumcising-her-four-year-old-son-by-herself/ Michelle Bachmann says halal food in America a sign of sharia law: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/bachmann-halal-food-options-a-sign-of-sharia-law/ Bachmann says liberals are letting the Antichrist come to power: https://thinkprogress.org/michele-bachmann-thinks-trumps-opponents-are-hastening-the-coming-of-the-antichrist-d5ebda49b7e9 Bachmann says God sent Donald Trump to save us all from trans people having rights: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michele-bachmann-transgender-reprieve_us_58e7eb5ae4b05413bfe2ed5d --- This Week in Misogyny: Trump vouches for O’Reilly on sexual harassment allegations: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/trump-sends-sickening-message-to-workplace-sexual-harassment-victims/ MO republican proposes spiteful anti-abortion name change for St. Louis zoo: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/06/anti-choice-missouri-republican-proposes-spiteful-abortion-themed-name-change-for-st-louis-zoo/ TX to take $20 million from clean air initiative to give to anti-abortion group: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/08/texas-house-gop-votes-to-take-20-million-from-clean-air-initiatives-to-fund-anti-abortion-centers/

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  • ScathingAtheist 216: HB2 Little HB2 Late Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Mike Pence puts a restraining order on half the human population when he’s eating, we get an update on NASA's million-dollar rocket science theology program that we all paid for, and Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism podcast will be here for a cross country tour of American stupidity. Diatribes Volume 2 is available now! Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Essays-Scathing-Atheist-Presents-ebook/dp/B06XQTJT4R Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520897952?ref_=pe_870760_150889320 --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To come see us at ReasonCon, click here: http://reasonnc.com/ To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: To hear more Mormon history on The Naked Mormonism Podcast, click here: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/index.html --- Headlines: NC does halfass job repealing bathroom bill: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/30/the-deal-to-repeal-n-carolinas-hb-2-still-leaves-the-door-wide-open-for-anti-lgbt-discrimination/ Social media insists polar bear is praying to Jesus: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/31/for-some-reason-a-bunch-of-gullible-people-think-this-polar-bear-is-praying-to-jesus/ P-Robes cites “demonic” component to MS: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/30/pat-robertson-theres-a-demonic-component-to-multiple-sclerosis-and-jesus-is-part-of-the-cure/ P-Robes says we’ve been dominated by homosexuals: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/pat-robertson-we-have-been-dominated-by-homosexuals/ Fischer angry tweets about gays stealing god’s rainbow: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/02/bryan-fischer-lgbts-stole-the-rainbow-from-god-its-his-he-invented-it-give-it-back/ Mike Pence can’t be alone with ladies: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/30/mike-pence-refusing-to-eat-with-women-other-than-his-wife-isnt-an-endearing-love-story/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Pence breaks tie in Senate on funding for Planned Parenthood: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/mike-pence-johnny-isakson-planned-parenthood-vote-senate-236702 UK: Tampon tax to fund anti-abortion group: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39472417

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  • ScathingAtheist 215: 1.21 Jigawatt Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Dunning Freddy Krueger will rise again to haunt our nightmares, we examine the role of desserts in deciding how much you enjoy a penis, and we’ll somehow manage to be bored by a holy book to the third power. Diatribes Volume 2 is available now! Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Essays-Scathing-Atheist-Presents-ebook/dp/B06XQTJT4R Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520897952?ref_=pe_870760_150889320 --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: To check out the Podunk Polymath Podcast, click here: https://thepodunkpolymath.com/ --- Headlines: Pat robertson says god is gonna give trump the health care win: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/25/pat-robertson-on-thursday-god-is-going-to-give-trump-victory-with-the-gop-health-care-bill/ Pope ranked 3rd in Fortune’s list of “greatest leaders” http://religionnews.com/2017/03/23/pope-francis-ranks-third-among-fortunes-greatest-leaders/ We do not fear death because we are the daywalkers http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/25/study-finds-that-atheists-just-like-the-devoutly-religious-dont-fear-death/ Lance Wallnau knows a man who turned from gay to straight after eating anointed cake: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/22/pastor-lance-wallnau-i-know-a-gay-man-who-turned-straight-because-he-ate-anointed-cake/ http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/lance-wallnau-claims-milo-yiannopoulos-in-the-name-of-jesus-for-the-kingdom-of-god/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Ultra-orthodox jews crop smurfette out of promotional poster: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/28/ultra-orthodox-jews-who-cant-handle-images-of-women-cropped-the-female-smurf-out-of-movie-posters/ OK State rep defends anti-abortion bill: “Rape and incest are the will of god.” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/23/in-defense-of-anti-abortion-bill-oklahoma-state-rep-declares-rape-and-incest-the-will-of-god/ Muslim women in India seek abolition of “say the magic word” instant divorce law: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/27/muslim-women-in-india-want-the-supreme-court-to-end-say-the-magic-word-instant-divorces/

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  • ScathingAtheist 214: Flat Earth Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Pakistan wants a “stone to death” option on Facebook, Texas considers a cap and trade system to discourage sperm waste, and Alabama joins the fight against the fight against child abuse. --- To get a copy of Diatribes Volume 2: 50 More Essays From a Scathing Atheist, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Essays-Scathing-Atheist-Presents-ebook/dp/B06XQTJT4R To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: Click here to hear Noah and Lucinda on the Skeptics Brewpub podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/user/skeptics_brewpub/episode-41-noah-and-lucinda-lugeons Click here to check out Pesquisas Mormonas, click here: http://www.pesquisasmormonas.com/ --- Headlines: Pakistan wants Twitter and Facebook to identify blasphemers: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/pakistan-asks-facebook-twitter-help-identify-blasphemers Engaged couple faces jail in UAE for premarital sex: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/09/an-engaged-couple-may-end-up-in-a-united-arab-emirates-jail-for-having-sex-before-marriage/ Gohmert: If Hillary had won, Christians like me would be in jail: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/louie-gohmert-says-that-if-clinton-had-won-hed-probably-have-been-in-jail-within-four-years/ Pope real sorry about complicity in Rwandan genocide: http://religionnews.com/2017/03/20/pope-asks-forgiveness-for-church-role-in-rwanda-genocide/ Oklahoma “Family Values” legislator caught in hotel room with underage boy: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/16/hypocrisy-alert-oklahoma-family-values-gop-legislator-caught-in-hotel-room-with-underage-boy/ Former Trump Advisor: God warned me about the wiretapping: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/former-trump-campaign-adviser-says-god-warned-him-about-bugging-of-the-white-house/ Parents delay reporting their son missing because “god said he was fine” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/18/when-their-son-went-missing-these-parents-delayed-calling-the-police-because-god-said-he-was-fine/ Alabama Christians fighting against law that would protect kids at daycare from being abused: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/15/conservative-christians-are-fighting-an-alabama-bill-that-would-protect-kids-at-childcare-centers/ Texas lawmaker wants men fined for masturbating: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39251655 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/13/texas-democrat-trolls-anti-abortion-colleagues-with-bill-fining-men-100-each-time-they-masturbate/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Saudi women’s panel has no women: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/03/saudi-arabia-launches-girls-council-without-girls/ Mike Pence gets “Working Women” award: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/mike-pence-to-receive-working-for-women-award-from-kellyanne-conways-conservative-womens-group/ “Trumpcare” seeks to defund Planned Parenthood: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/cbo-predicts-trumpcare-would-cause-thousands-women-lose-contraceptive-care-and-get-

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  • ScathingAtheist 213: Hat Trick Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Ben Carson, Carl the Pugapegacorn, and Ray Comfort help us act out the Book of Mormon, Nike hopes to allow Muslim women to be oppressed in a nice breathable mesh, and Dave Daubenmire will find god in the ass of a skunk. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: If you’d like to check out “‘It’s Not About the Sex’ My Ass: Confessions of an Ex-Mormon Ex-Polygamist Ex-Wife”, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-About-Sex-Ex-Polygamist-ebook/dp/B008Q4D6E4 --- Headlines: Final ruling says 10 Commandment monument at PA school has to get moved: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/21/after-a-long-legal-fight-a-pa-school-will-remove-a-christian-monument-and-pay-a-huge-penalty/ http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/gordon-klingenschmitt-atheists-need-more-exposure-to-the-ten-commandments-to-free-them-from-their-demonic-influence/ GOP Rep: Jesus says poor people don’t want healthcare: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/03/gop-congressman-jesus-says-poor-people-dont-want-health-care/ Dave Daubenmire disproves evolution: only god could make a skunk’s fart stink: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/10/religious-right-activist-evolution-is-a-hoax-because-only-god-could-make-a-skunks-farts-stink/ Christian bus driver teaches 7 year old how to hate her lesbian moms: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/08/christian-school-bus-driver-lovingly-teaches-seven-year-old-to-hate-his-two-moms/ Survey: Only people who think white evangelicals have it rough are white evangelicals: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/10/white-evangelicals-are-the-only-people-who-think-white-evangelicals-have-it-rough/ Wiles: Child murdering satanic cabal is leading coup against Trump: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-a-satanic-child-murdering-cabal-is-leading-a-coup-against-president-trump/ Nike to launch sports hijab for Muslim women athletes: http://religionnews.com/2017/03/07/nike-to-launch-pro-hijab-for-muslim-women-athletes/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Illinois rep doesn’t think men should have to pay for prenatal care: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/09/illinois-rep-john-shimkus-says-men-shouldnt-pay-for-prenatal-care/ Pastor calls for god to kill all the justices that would uphold Roe: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/lou-engle-calls-for-god-to-take-out-judges-who-uphold-abortion-rights/

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  • ScathingAtheist 212: Aladdin a Lad Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Iowa passes a law forcing you to listen to Joel Osteen's show after this one, Disney uses Josh Gad to sell everyone on being gay, and that wacky Joseph Smith will look back into his rock-hat and make up some more Mormonism. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Camp Quest Links: Register for Camp Quest Michigan at: http://michigancampquest.org/ index.php/register/ Find your local Camp Quest at https://campquest.org/ --- Headlines: Officials confirm mass grave of hundreds of children at nun-run home: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/03/irish-officials-confirm-mass-grave-maybe-holding-remains-of-hundreds-of-children-at-nun-run-home/ and Bill Donohue calls it “fake news” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/06/catholic-leagues-bill-donohue-the-irish-mass-grave-scandal-is-fake-news/ Franklin Graham: Planned Parenthood fundraiser = building nazi death camps: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/02/evangelist-franklin-graham-compares-planned-parenthood-fundraiser-to-building-nazi-death-camp/ Nicaraguan woman dies after being thrown into a fire to rid her of demons: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/01/nicaraguan-woman-dies-after-being-thrown-in-a-fire-to-rid-her-body-of-demons/ OK Rep made Muslim students answer wife-beating questionnaire before he’d meet with them: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/05/oklahoma-rep-made-muslim-students-answer-do-you-beat-your-wife-before-hed-meet-with-them/ Christian groups lose shit over same sex kiss in Disney cartoon: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/02/christian-parenting-group-freaks-out-over-same-sex-kiss-in-disney-cartoon/ movie banned in Alabama theater http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/03/tale-as-old-as-time-beauty-and-the-beast-too-gay-for-alabama-drive-in-2/ --- This Week in Misogyny: TX Lawmakers: Doctors should be able to lie to women if truth would lead to abortion http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/03/texas-lawmakers-think-doctors-should-be-able-to-lie-to-women-if-the-truth-could-lead-to-an-abortion/ Ohio GOP legislators resist law against marital rape: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/02/ohio-republicans-refuse-outlaw-marital-rape/

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  • ScathingAtheist 211: Aron Ra Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, we learn that transphobia is a great way to lose your kid a state championship, we review a new mug technology that turns hydrogen hydroxide into water, and Aron Ra will be here to talk about maintaining an election for more than four hours. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To get tickets to see us at ReasonCon, click here: http://reasonnc.com/ To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: Click Here to donate to Aron Ra’s state senate campaign: http://aronra.org/ Click Here to check out Aron’s blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/reasonadvocates/ Click Here to support Aron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aronra Click Here to hear Brother Brewer on the Skeptic’s Brew Pub podcast: http://skepticsbrewpub.com/ --- Headlines: Diatribe References: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/pope-quietly-trims-sanctions-sex-abusers-seeking-mercy-45732198 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/23/pope-francis-if-catholics-are-going-to-be-hypocrites-it-is-better-to-be-an-atheist/ Trump admin to rollback rights for trans students: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/politics/doj-withdraws-federal-protections-on-transgender-bathrooms-in-schools/index.html Largest US Christian bookstore chain goes bankrupt: http://religionnews.com/2017/02/23/family-christian-stores-largest-christian-retailer-closing-after-85-years/ CPAC panel: God has a wall and extreme vetting, why not us? http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/22/the-cpac-panel-if-heaven-has-a-gate-a-wall-and-extreme-vetting-why-cant-america-is-absurd/ Grant County experiencing buyer’s remorse over Ark Park: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/26/referring-to-economy-grant-county-ky-official-says-ark-encounter-has-not-done-us-good-at-all/ TX judge sues to avoid watching video on LGBT equality: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/22/fragile-texas-judge-sues-to-get-out-of-watching-lgbt-diversity-training-video-2/ $73 magic cup promises to magic-ify your water: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/24/this-73-magical-cup-promises-to-do-something-to-your-water/ --- This Week in Misogyny: The person whose name you shouldn’t make your planned parenthood donation to is Greg Locke, and the address you shouldn’t have the thank you mailed to is 2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd Mt Juliet, TN 37122.

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  • ScathingAtheist 210: Ejukashunal Edishun

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, we act out more of the Book of Mormon because reading’s for nerds, we learn to never gamble with a South African pastor when rat poison is on the line, and Trump bans immigration from those seven earth-like planets just in case. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: To donate to Eli’s blog and get a sneak peek, click here: https://www.patreon.com/elibosnick To check out Naked Mormonism, click here: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/index.html --- Headlines: New “Education Reform Bill” would Jesus-ify schools: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/02/report-plan-force-god-public-schools-released/ Church wants to make it’s own police force: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/18/an-alabama-churchs-desire-to-create-its-own-police-force-raises-a-lot-of-constitutional-concerns/ Donald Trump refuses to disavow anti-Semitism (again): http://religionnews.com/2017/02/15/jewish-groups-dismayed-by-trumps-response-to-anti-semitism-question/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/21/vandals-damage-dozens-of-headstones-in-jewish-cemetery-in-missouri NC Minister furious that American Girl now has a boy doll: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/16/this-north-carolina-minister-is-furious-that-american-girl-just-came-out-with-a-boy-doll/ Kyrie Irving: “This is not even a conspiracy theory… the earth is flat.” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/18/nba-superstar-kyrie-irving-this-is-not-even-a-conspiracy-theory-the-earth-is-flat/ B-Fish to republicans: “True conservatives oppose sexual behavior that leads to anal cancer” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/15/bryan-fischer-to-gay-gopers-true-conservatives-oppose-sexual-behavior-that-leads-to-anal-cancer/ Christian mom group pissed at Taco Bell for using the word “hell” in an ad: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/17/christian-moms-are-mad-at-taco-bell-for-saying-hell-in-an-ad-wait-till-they-hear-about-church/ US report critical of religious freedom in India dismissed as “hinduphobia” http://religionnews.com/2017/02/17/us-religious-freedom-report-on-india-rejected-as-hinduphobia/ African priest tells congregants to eat rat poison to prove they won’t die: http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/09/preacher-asked-his-followers-to-prove-their-faith-by-drinking-rat-poison-6438897/ --- This Week in Misogyny: GOPer: Women shouldn’t get equal pay for equal work: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/02/gop-official-women-not-get-equal-pay-equal-work/ IKEA under fire for man-only catalogues in Israel: http://religionnews.com/2017/02/16/ikea-under-fire-for-male-only-catalog-in-israel/

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  • ScathingAtheist 209: Nephi Fo Fum Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Nephi’s brothers will try to kill him half a dozen more times, a porn website teaches Mormons what binders of women should really look like, and Violets turn out not to be blue, which is probably why we call them violets. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Headlines: Stupid Starbucks boycott didn’t work again: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/boycottstarbucks-campaigns-dont-hurt-the-bottom-line/ http://www.snopes.com/2017/01/30/starbucks-to-hire-10000-refugees/ Donald Trump removed witchcraft from the White House: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/09/pastor-lance-wallnau-donald-trump-removed-the-spirit-of-witchcraft-from-the-white-house/ Dave Daubenmire: "Kids who go to public schools are spiritually raped." http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/11/dave-daubenmire-christians-who-send-their-kids-to-public-school-are-allowing-spiritual-rape/ Satan and Barack Obama are leading a rebellion against Trump: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/08/rick-wiles-satan-and-barack-obama-are-leading-a-rebellion-against-donald-trump/ Town cancels Valentine's Day dance due to law that forbids dancing near a church: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/10/oklahoma-town-cancels-valentines-day-shindig-due-to-ordinance-that-forbids-dancing-near-a-church/ Xhamster sends people in Utah to sex ed because lawmakers reject bill: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/10/since-lawmakers-rejected-a-sex-ed-bill-xhamster-is-directing-utah-viewers-to-a-pg-13-sex-ed-series/ --- This Week in Misogyny: OK law would ban abortion unless the “father” agrees: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/14/oklahoma-republican-proposes-legislation-to-ban-abortions-unless-the-father-approves-it/ Orrin Hatch on silencing Elizabeth Warren: “Think of Jeff Sessions’ wife!” http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/2/8/14546960/elizabeth-warren-jeff-sessions-orrin-hatch-think-of-his-wife

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  • ScathingAtheist208: Johnson Shrinkage Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, the trump administration declares that all lies matter, the alt-right runs out of stuff to buy now that every consumer product is Muslim and gay, and Andrew Torrez from Opening Arguments will be here to teach me all about my Johnson. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: To check out the Opening Arguments Podcast, click here: http://openargs.com/ To check out the Science Enthusiast Podcast, click here: http://scienceenthusiastpodcast.com/ --- Headlines: Johnson Amendment: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/02/republicans-have-filed-a-bill-that-would-allow-pastors-to-endorse-political-candidates-in-church/ http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/02/donald-trump-at-national-prayer-breakfast-i-will-totally-destroy-the-johnson-amendment/ and https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/us/politics/trump-johnson-amendment-political-activity-churches.html?_r=0 Jerry Falwell will lead task force on higher ed policy http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/01/at-donald-trumps-request-jerry-falwell-jr-will-lead-a-federal-task-force-on-higher-ed-policy/ Donald wants to legalize LGBT discrimination: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/02/leaked-executive-order-shows-donald-trump-wants-to-legalize-anti-lgbt-discrimination/ Todd Starnes wants churches to pull out of Boy Scouts over trans acceptance: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/31/its-time-for-churches-to-sever-ties-with-boy-scouts.html 0% of Germans think Christianity is part of their national identity http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/03/literally-0-of-young-germans-think-christianity-is-an-important-part-of-their-national-identity/ Hate speech law may put christian preacher in jail: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/02/in-south-africa-a-proposed-law-to-ban-hate-speech-may-end-up-putting-christian-preachers-in-jail/ Australian Royal Commission: 7% of Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/06/4444-victims-extent-of-abuse-in-catholic-church-in-australia-revealed Boycott Budweiser: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/02/04/a-boycott-budweiser-movement-begins-over-super-bowl-immigration-ad/ http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/trump-supporters-boycott-budweiser-over-immigration-super-bowl-ad-w465061 --- This Week in Misogyny: New Arkansas abortion law lets rapists sue their victims http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/arkansas-abortion-law-that-will-let-rapists-sue-victims-husbands-second-trimester-a7561066.html North Dakota lawmaker justifies Sunday “blue laws”: Women need Sunday morning to make their husbands breakfast in bed. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lawmaker-wants-women-to-spend-sundays-making-husbands-breakfast-in-bed_us_5898816ce4b040613137c57c

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  • ScathingAtheist 207: Originalist Gangsta Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, we prove that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to retweet it, being a douchebag finally pays off for Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and we revisit the Book of Mormon long enough to determine that it really is that crazy. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: For more info on the Nashville Nones Convention, click here: https://nashvillenones.com/ To check out the Science Enthusiast podcast, click here: https://ascienceenthusiast.com/ --- Headlines: Short list of Trump SCOTUS nominees is terrifyingly religious: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/26/the-nominees-on-donald-trumps-supreme-court-shortlist-are-a-threat-to-churchstate-separation/ Trump vows priority immigration for Christians: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-approves-extreme-vetting-of-refugees-promises-priority-for-christians/2017/01/27/007021a2-e4c7-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html Mosque shooting in Quebec: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/29/world/americas/quebec-city-mosque-shooting-canada.html David Barton and Glenn Beck are gonna make a pseudo-history museum: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/glenn-beck-and-david-barton-are-seeking-donations-to-build-their-own-history-museum/ http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/27/glenn-beck-and-david-barton-want-to-build-a-history-museum-like-things-werent-bad-enough-already/ Kristin Hawkins: "Birth control and IUDs should be illegal." http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/29/anti-abortion-leader-to-msnbcs-joy-reid-birth-control-pills-and-iuds-should-be-illegal/ Scientists March on Washington (plus stories about gagging scientists, etc.): http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/scientists-plan-a-march-on-dc-to-speak-up-for-science-and-facts and https://www.marchforscience.com/ Reporter asks rep about “radical Christianity”, gets called a son of a bitch: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/27/after-reporter-asks-about-radical-christianity-former-tx-state-rep-calls-him-a-son-of-a-bitch Greg Abbott gets feminine hygiene products sent to his office after signing fetus burial act: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/bury-this-used-menstrual-products-pelted-at-texas-governor-after-he-signs-fetal-burial-order/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Pastor: Women’s marchers on the godless side of a spiritual war: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/26/christian-right-pastor-womens-march-participants-are-on-the-godless-side-of-a-spiritual-war/ MS State Senator on women’s march: Almost all liberal women are unhappy: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/26/mississippi-state-senator-reacts-to-womens-march-almost-all-liberal-women-are-unhappy/ Glenn Beck claims Women’s March was created by Soros/ISIS: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/glenn-beck-thinks-the-womens-march-was-george-sorosradical-islam-astroturf/

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  • ScathingAtheist 206: Schindler's Fist Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, everyone instantly forgets that 3 Doors Down exists again, Gwyneth Paltrow explains how a paperweight is a lot like an IUD, and I’ll run around the earth backwards until I’m absolutely certain that doesn’t reverse time. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: To hear Eli on Serious Inquiries Only, click here: http://seriouspod.com/ --- Headlines: Inauguration filled with religious bullshit: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/22/pastor-robert-jeffress-donald-trump-had-the-most-prayers-of-any-inauguration-in-history/ CIA Documents show agency once believed Uri Geller had actually magic powers: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/20/new-documents-show-the-cia-once-believed-mentalist-uri-geller-really-had-special-psychic-powers/ Cabinet appointees continue to be Christian lunatics: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/01/trumps-epa-pick-anti-science-christian-extremist/ http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/01/senate-confirms-dangerous-christian-extremist-cia-director/ Trump reinstates global gag rule: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-global-gag-rule_us_58822355e4b070d8cad1f774 Gwyneth Paltrow is now selling jade vagina eggs: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/18/uh-oh-gwyneth-paltrow-is-dispensing-terrible-vagina-advice-again-2/

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  • ScathingAtheist 205: Golden Shower Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Robert makes us kind of wish one more Kennedy got shot, Ugandas new monetary policy controls inflation by sending cash to Heaven, and we’ll learn how to de-Christianize people through butt sex. --- If you want tickets to ReasonCon to see our live record of God Awful Movies, click here: http://reasonnc.com/store/ To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Headlines: Donald trump appoints vaccine truther to head up medical safety thing http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/10/donald-trump-appoints-anti-vaxxer-robert-f-kennedy-jr-to-head-vaccine-safety-commission/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/robert-f-kennedy-jr-donald-trump-vaccine-commission/index.html My kids shouldn't have to learn about gay people because it violates my faith http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/13/ca-school-board-member-kids-shouldnt-learn-about-lgbt-people-because-it-violates-my-faith/ Religious people aren’t gay http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/14/gallup-poll-1-9-of-highly-religious-americans-are-lgbt-but-the-number-jumps-to-7-among-nones/ Ugandan politician buried with 55k http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/13/ugandan-politician-allegedly-buried-with-55000-in-coffin-so-god-will-forgive-his-sins/ Terrible dad is selling holistic medicine again http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/convicted+using+natural+remedies+treat+dying+father+back/12687377/story.html Operation Rescue lobbies for Roy Moore to be appointed to the SCOTUS: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/operation-rescue-wants-trump-to-name-roy-moore-to-the-supreme-court/ Irish priests file complaint after comedian refers to communion wafer as “haunted bread” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/16/after-comedian-refers-to-communion-as-haunted-bread-priest-files-complaint-with-irish-government/ Mississippi bill would charge $1500 for not saying the pledge of allegiance http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/11/mississippi-bill-would-force-schools-to-pay-1500-for-not-saying-the-pledge-early-in-the-day/ Golden shower gate: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/israeli-spies-trump-golden-showers-dossier-only-one-of-many-troubling-reports-being-investigated/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Family leaders in Russia seek to decriminalize domestic abuse: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/13/europe/russia-domestic-violence/ Steve King introduces federal version of heartbeat bill: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rep-steve-king-introduces-federal-version-of-anti-choice-heartbeat-bill/ --- How BS is it resources: http://skepdic.com/nde.html http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Near_death_experience https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-death_experience

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  • ScathingAtheist 204: Choir Ire Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, the FDA starts handing out O.W.L’s, Vatican City gets super Catholicized, and Eli will learn that women’s jeans reached the bottom of the boob back in the 90s. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: Click here to check out the Skeptic Zone podcast: http://www.skepticzone.tv/ Click here to hear Eli on The Thinking Atheist: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/01/10/trigger-warnings-and-safe-spaces Click here to get tickets to the live show on 1/13 in Chicago: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-with-cognitive-dissonance-tickets-29713113723

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  • ScathingAtheist 203: Book of Moron Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Rwandan soccer bans Azealia Banks, we ask one Facebook meme what another one would say about Snopes, and we’ll dig into a book from the patron saint of caucasian-ness. --- To get tickets to our live recording of God Awful Movies in Chicago, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-with-cognitive-dissonance-tickets-29713113723 To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- If you’d like to send a gift subscription to Becket Law at 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 700 Washington DC 20036, click here: https://secure.americanhumanist.org/thehumanist/subscribe --- Guest Links: To hear us on the Skeptic Zone podcast, click here: http://www.skepticzone.tv/ --- Special Thanks to Ranger Kasdorf for providing this week’s lyrical Farnworth Quote, with additional thanks to Savant (aka Datakrash) for producing the beat behind it. --- Headlines: Snopes is still snopes ya dopes: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/27/snopes-remains-a-credible-fact-checking-site-so-dont-let-the-critics-distract-you/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4042194/Facebook-fact-checker-arbitrate-fake-news-accused-defrauding-website-pay-prostitutes-staff-includes-escort-porn-star-Vice-Vixen-domme.html http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/technology/for-fact-checking-website-snopes-a-bigger-role-brings-more-attacks.html?_r=0 Latest data on the economic boom the ark park isn’t:http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/12/28/no-bars-and-few-restaurants-grant-county-year-after-alcohol-vote/95528796/ Azealia banks has been slaughtering chickens in her closet for three years for witchcraft http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/31/rapper-azealia-banks-slaughtered-chickens-in-her-closet-for-three-years-as-a-form-of-witchcraft/ Rwandan soccer league bans witchcraft http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/30/rwandan-soccer-league-bans-witchcraft-for-some-reason/ Gospel singer: gay people are perverts who will die http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/31/gospel-singer-kim-burrell-to-church-members-gay-people-are-perverts-who-will-die/ Humanist group gets ebenezer award for not letting them send jesus conditional presents http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/30/humanist-group-gets-ebenezer-award-from-conservative-group-for-daring-to-defend-the-constitution/ Church in Sri lanka accidentally gives people lyrics to tupac song http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/26/a-church-in-sri-lanka-accidentally-gave-people-the-lyrics-to-tupacs-version-of-hail-mary/

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  • ScathingAtheist 202: Anchor Management Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, Roy Moore rises once again from Crystal Lake, Asian schoolgirls dressed like Hitler does not give us any ideas for sexual role-playing, and Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism podcast will be here to put the “War” back in Mwar-Mon. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: To hear more from Bryce, you can check out his excellent podcast here: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/index.html To check out the Real Book of Mormon dot org (referenced in the interview), check here: http://realbookofmormon.org/index.html --- Headlines: Alabama governor interviews Roy Moore for Jeff Sessions’ senate seat: http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/12/21/alabama_governor_interviews_roy_moore_for_sessions_senate_seat.html Uk poll shows belief in god dropped in 2016 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/23/new-uk-poll-finds-belief-in-god-dropped-significantly-in-2016/ Taiwan School holds Nazi rally for Christmas: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38437876 Ken ham “takes the rainbow back from gay people http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/21/creationist-ken-ham-lit-up-ark-encounter-to-take-the-rainbow-back-from-lgbt-people/ Texas billboard says vaccines cause autism http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/24/texas-billboard-tells-parents-a-dangerous-lie-vaccines-can-cause-autism/ Pakistani airline employees sacrifice goat before takeoff http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/19/pakistani-airline-employees-beheaded-a-black-goat-before-takeoff-just-to-be-safe/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Kasich only doesn’t suck if you compare him to republicans: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/12/13/John-Kasich-acts-on-abortion-bills.html

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  • ScathingAtheist 201: Lump of Coal Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, all three of Eli’s hobbies become legal as an early Christmas present, abortion abortionists in Oklahoma fail to recognize that abortions are corporations just like people, and Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism podcast will be here to tell us about more people that Mormons killed. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies --- Guest Links: You can find The Naked Mormonism Podcast here: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/index.html You can find My Book of Mormon here: https://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/ You can find the JW Escape podcast here: http://www.jwescape.libsyn.com/ --- Headlines: American legislators finally get around to granting us the right to exist: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/16/congress-has-passed-a-bill-protecting-atheists-animal-slaughter-and-male-circumcision/ Alex Jones: Kanye West met with Trump in effort to escape the Illuminati: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-kanye-west-met-with-trump-to-escape-the-illuminati/ SC lawmakers push bill that would block porn from computers sold in the state: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/12/law-block-porn-computers-sold-south-carolina/ Sean Hannity steps in to produce K-Sorbs’ new atheist-bashing movie: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/15/sean-hannity-is-producing-a-film-starring-kevin-sorbo-as-an-atheist-who-converts-to-christianity/ Sex Shop owner gets death threats for dildo nativity scene http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/18/sex-shop-owner-receives-threats-after-putting-dildo-nativity-scene-in-window/ Pew has trouble finding demographics less educated than American Christians: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/13/report-u-s-christians-are-less-formally-educated-than-other-religious-and-non-religious-groups/ OK law would require businesses to put anti-abortion messages in public restrooms: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/15/oklahoma-legislature-wants-to-lecture-women-about-abortion-while-they-pee/ --- This Week in Misogyny: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/12/19/judge-cleared-of-misconduct-in-brock-turner-sexual-assault-case/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.f53b6d55e3d8

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  • ScathingAtheist 200 - 200th Edition

    · The Scathing Atheist

    In this week’s episode, we finish the Quran and definitely do NOT burn our copies (please don’t murder us), we learn -- unrelatedly -- that you shouldn't burn a Kindle inside your house, and we’ll go long by thirty minutes, so hopefully there’s traffic. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To hear more from Morgan Clarke, click here: https://soundcloud.com/morgandclarke --- To Buy a Copy of Smile and Nod, click here: (Link not yet available. Check our Facebook page for updates) (All proceeds will be donated to Modest Needs) --- Headlines: New report highlights worst countries to be atheists: http://freethoughtreport.com/countries/ Math only works because Jesus created it http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/05/christian-homeschooling-advocate-reason-math-works-jesus-created/ Pastor tells kids Santa isn’t real, but Jesus is http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/11/a-christian-pastor-went-to-a-texas-mall-and-told-kids-santa-wasnt-real-but-jesus-is/ Christians mad that Highlights magazine says gays can be parents: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/09/conservative-christian-groups-condemn-highlights-magazine-for-treating-gay-couples-as-normal/ Go-Klings: “Zales Execs possessed by Satan” http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/gordon-klingenschmitt-zales-ad-execs-are-possessed-by-demons/ Ghanan bishop says power to make penis larger http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/07/ghanaian-bishop-says-power-make-penis-larger-youll-just-let-touch/ New app in spain lets you summon a Catholic priest to confess your sins http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/09/a-new-app-in-spain-lets-you-summon-a-catholic-priest-to-confess-your-sins-no-matter-where-you-are/ Christian charity refuses donation from bar http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/09/a-christian-charity-for-needy-kids-following-gods-advice-refused-donations-from-a-local-bar/ Lots of porn may become illegal in England http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/porn-websites-sites-pages-videos-internet-adult-uk-digital-economy-bill-a7433551.html --- This Week in Misogyny: BYU art student fails for filming a woman’s bare shoulders http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/05/byu-idaho-art-student-fails-assignment-daring-photograph-womans-bare-shoulders/

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