This episode we start out with some Twitter love that was thrown our way, which is always welcome. We then mention that Joe was on Zachrilege Cast, on which they talked mostly about beer and sports. Seethin’ then throws out a couple of stories for discussion, including the reappearance of Baphomet and Hanuman, in Arkansas, of all places; a story about Joel Osteen and the money robbed from his church, which Seethin’ stupidly forgot to check the date on; and then a pastor on Fox News saying that Jesus would sure as shit send those dirty immigrants back where they came from. We then throw out a little bonus : an excerpt of Chris, Joe, and Tucker’s conversation from Cafe Coco after seeing Neil Carter speak in Nashville. Out of about an hour of material, only about ten minutes of it was usable, and even that was drunken idiocy at low audio quality. It is still pretty funny, regardless.
We then go on to the interview, which this week is with BJ Saylor. He is an ex-Christian who was brought up in the Pentecostal tradition and was exposed to extreme indoctrination during his attendance at a church-run school, as well as his born-again parents. He tells of the painful journey of an intelligent, perceptive boy into manhood, who has to navigate the pitfalls of hypocrisy and hatred associated with extreme Evangelical Christianity. He has emerged on the other side as a freethinker and an atheist, but not without scars he may never heal from. BJ, however, does offer words of hope at the end to encourage those in similar situations. This is one of the more serious interviews, but also one of the more fulfilling and informative.
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Zachrilege Cast #23 — Joe Kindic of Unbuckling the Bible Belt
Site for demon statue sought at Capitol
Joel Osteen’s church theft opens can of worms: Jaws drop as folks do the math
Fox Pastor – “Jesus Wants Churches to Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants, Not Feed or Shelter Them”
BJ Saylor’s Facebook profile
The Clergy Project
Later than promised and shorter than normal, we present another episode of our spectacular Southern podcast! In the intro we speak of Zachrliege’s review of our interview with Dan Arel; a big shout out to our Chinese listeners; as well as a humorous Twitter exchange with the folk from Waiting 4 Wrath. We then dive right in to our usual assortment of news stories, first of which is a real Christian woman getting a ticket for serving meals to the homeless, and invoking RFRA for a noble purpose (for once!) We then speak of a CBS Sunday Special Report which shows the real struggles of Southern atheists such as Neil Carter and Mandissa Thomas in a way that really spotlights their humanity. Next, we cover yet another hilariously scathing letter from Horus Gilgamesh of Awkward Moments Children’s Bible fame, this time aimed at Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt and his moronic letter to state school superintendents. And, finally, for our Volunteers Stupidity segment, we find out that a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee is killed in the State Senate, but for the wrong reasons. So sit back and relax, your belt is about to get unbuckled!
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Zachrilege’s review of our interview with Dan Arel.
Twitter exchange with Waiting 4 Wrath
Texas woman invokes ‘religious freedom’ argument to fight $2000 fine for feeding the homeless
Atheists: In godlessness we trust
Mr. Pruitt, Your Bibles Are On The Way!
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt defends Bible distribution in schools, says ‘religious freedoms are under attack’
Senate kills bill to make Bible official Tennessee book
Joe returns hitched and refreshed from his honeymoon, and with what can only be described some sort of sickening glow of happiness, brings vigor back to the podcast. We start with announcements about Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new Twitter; JD Brucker mentioning us in his blog; Seethin’s less than stellar appearance on the Zachrilege Cast, and his slightly more stellar appearance on a Quranify Me skit; Kevin the Infidel’s tweet mentioning the show; Matthew The Apostle’s shameless poaching of a story from Tennessee; and a voicemail left on Cognitive Dissonance by Seethin.
Then we get into the meat of the show, with our characteristic brand of wit and profanity. Our first story shows that CNN is apparently trying to become the Atheist News Channel; JD Brucker reviews “God Is Not Dead” and tells everyone to basically forget it ever existed; Why anti-theists are pissed, and it’s not quite 99 reasons, but it’s pretty damn close; CNN once again demonstrates that it’s going for the atheist demographic by showing an FFRF promo; and we premier another new segment called “Volunteers Stupidity”, which highlights religious dumbassery in our lovely home state of Tennessee. Hey, we might not be Cognitive Dissonance, but we’re the next best thing!
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Twitter
JD Brucker’s Blog Post “Featured on ‘Unbuckling The Bible Belt'”
Zachrilege Cast #9: Chris “Seethinheathen”
Quranify Me Episode 52 – Sharia Divorce Court
Atheist & Secular Info Board – Unbuckling The Bible Belt
Kev The Infidel’s Twitter
In The Name of God : The Podcast, Episode 39 “The Best Rapist”
Cognitive Dissonance Episode 215 : Crumb Dumpster
The Friendly Atheists Next Door
Another Atheist Watches “God’s Not Dead”
Why I’m Angry: An Anti-Theist’s 78 Reasons
CNN airs controversial atheist ad promoting Freedom From Religion
Tennessee church sign: ‘Remember, Satan was the first to demand equal rights’