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Podcast #247 – Win Some, Lose Some vs RFRA, Part 2

More fallout in the aftermath of North Carolina’s infamous law that prevents local governments from passing LGBT protections. Bruce Springsteen and former Beatle Ringo Starr are among the artists who have cancelled shows in the Tar Heel state. Meanwhile, Mississippi … Continue reading

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Podcast #246 – Win Some, Lose Some vs RFRA

So-called Religious Freedom Restorations Acts are meeting with mixed success at the state level. RFRAs are ostensibly about protecting religious freedom, but they’re really just pandering to religious conservatives who want to discriminate against the hated gays (just like Jesus would have). … Continue reading

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Podcast #151 – Obama FINALLY Supports Gay Marriage

Finally! President Barack Obama goes on the record in support of gay marriage–but only a day after North Carolina voters approved a state constitutional amendment banning it. And speaking of North Carolina, pastor Sean Harris of Fayetteville’s Berean Baptist Church … Continue reading

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Podcast #75 – Can Atheists Hold Office in NC?

Cecil Bothwell has just been elected to the city council of Asheville, North Carolina.  He happens to be an atheist.  The North Carolina state constitution bars atheists from holding elected office.  (For what it’s worth, seven other states still have … Continue reading

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An atheist city councilman, but…

Cecil Bothwell is a new city councilman in Asheville, NC (a liberal enclave in an otherwise fairly conservative state).  Bothwell happens to be an atheist, but the North Carolina state constitution prohibits any officeholder “who shall deny the being of … Continue reading

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