UTBB Episode 25 : Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Say congratulations to Joe for coming up with this week’s episode title! Isn’t he creative? On this week’s episode of Unbuckling The Bible Belt, we plug author/illustrator Courtney Lynn, as well as a new Southern blogger from the State of Kentucky, Bluegrass Skeptic; as well as JD Brucker’s new book, Reason Over Faith. Did I mention the Facebook page has hit 200 likes? Woo hoo!

We then move on to your weekly round of “you would have to laugh, or you would cry” stories. Our first story is about a disgusting hypocrite of a politician representing our home state in the House of Representatives. We then talk about yet another Representative from Tennessee who seems to think Christians are being holocausted in our great nation! We then cover an analysis of an article written by my new friend, the blogger and YouTuber The Bluegrass Skeptic. Texas then proves once again why everything is bigger there, including psychopathic Christians. We then encounter another story in Kentucky, but this time we have some outraged parents who don’t seem to understand what religious equality means. We then end the show with a ‘Volunteers For Stupidity’ segment, in which we discuss a bill that establishes a weekend of prayer for the entire State, whether you like or not! The stupid is strong in this latest of episode! You don’t want to miss it!

Show Notes

Courtney Lynn’s Website, Atheist Children’s Books

Courtney Lynn’s Gofundme Page

The Bluegrass Skeptic

The Bluegrass Skeptic YouTube Channel

Reason Over Faith: Antitheism & the Case Against Religion

Tennessee Republican who pressured mistress to have abortion votes to restrict them for other women

Papers From Desjarlais Bitter Divorce Pop up In Media

New law requires 48-hr. waiting period before having sex with Rep. DesJarlais

Idiot Tennessee Rep Knows All The Christians Are Being Holocausted, Just Can’t Say Where

A Very Reverend’s Analysis Still Misses The Mark Of The PEW Religious Poll

Texas cop kills for Christ, claims he is a ‘Christian Warrior’

Kentucky Woman, Who Says She’s Not a Bigot, Walks Out on Muslim Speaker During Baccalaureate Service

Tennessee touts ‘weekend of prayer for students’ despite experts calling it ineffective

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UTBB Episode 24 : In Reason We Twust

The Demonic Duo return to the normal format of the show after two episodes of ReasonCon related content. In the intro we talk about Waiting 4 Wrath and their self-effacing tweets again, as well as Seethin’ making two appearances on other podcasts, one good and one not-so-good.

We cover Alabama’s newly proposed bill for teaching evolution alternatives in our first story, which is really just a way to sneak creationism into the classroom once again. Steven Hewett and his continuing activism is the subject of our next story. This time, Mr. Hewett is trying to get a perfectly reasonable motto on the courthouse. We then cover an essay by perennial atheist activist badass Dan Courtney concerning his thoughts about the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that allowed religious invocations, as well as secular ones, in government meetings. We then conclude with a segment of our world popular atheist/secular author segment, the subject of which this episode is Danthropology Dojo member Matthew O’Neill. So take that half-hour you had previously set aside for you weekly baby-eating session and devote it instead to some Southern-fried podcasting!

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Show Notes

Waiting 4 Wrath Self-Effacing Tweet

Everyone’s Agnostic Episode 45 featuring Seethin’ Heathen

Anti-evolution legislation introduced in Alabama House

Hewett presents plan

Greece v. Galloway – A Year on the Front Lines

Matthew O’Neill Tweet Revealing the Other Members of the “Danthropology Dojo”

You Say That I Am: Jesus and the Messianic Problem at Amazon

Matthew O’Neill’s articles on Danthropology

Matthew O’Neill’s review of Dan Arel’s book Parenting Without God: How to Raise Moral, Ethical and Intelligent Children, Free From Religious Dogma

Author Matthew O’Neill Reviews ‘God Needs To Go’

UTBB Episode 23 : ReasonCon 2015 Return Road Trip Wrap-Up

Tucker from The Atheist in the Trailer Park Podcast joins us in doing a quick rundown on the positive aspects of our experience at ReasonCon 2015. This episode is the more upbeat companion to the rather somber tone of the episode 22. Must we not only recognize the bad, but revel in the good? We speak about all the great people we met there, and the speakers we heard. Well, that Tucker heard for the most part. Joe and I were recovering for the most part on Saturday. We also speak of the funeral parlor, soaking, Cow and Chicken, and Tucker’s obsession with taking pictures. The sound quality is not very good, as the road noise from the car degraded the recording, but the conversation is still listenable, and we think it was pretty damn funny. Hopefully, our listeners will agree.

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UTBB Episode 22 : ReasonCon 2015 – Mea Culpa and Callie Wright Interview

This is perhaps one of our most serious episodes, for in it Seethin’ apologizes on the show for his inexcusable and horrifying behavior at ReasonCon 2015. We then have an interview with the awesome Callie Wright about her views of misogyny and sexism from the perspective of a transgender woman, as well as the progress that has been made in the acceptance of the transgender community, but also how much further there is to go. A more somber show, for sure, but hopefully there are lessons to be learned.

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