This week we’re joined by Mikey Pullman and talk about some local drama, revisit the Shepherd’s Rod, and talk about the latest news. We went long so patrons will get a few extra news stories and longer discussion of the stories totaling nearly 30 minutes. You can email Mikey at firstname.lastname@example.org and find him on Twitter at @MikeyPullman TuneIn iOS and Android Apps Brad – Pizzalchik DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Shepherd’s Rod part 2 Corrections from robp123451 via Youtube https://hearyetherod.wordpress.com/?s=Into+the+Viper%27s+den&submit=Search NEWS Update: More details on Boise priest http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/crime/retired-boise-priest-facing-child-sexual-exploitation-charges-out-on-bond/277-515831492 In the midst of record high temperatures in Boise, the Idaho legislature has again rejected the climate change sections of the state’s science curriculum. https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/cold-shoulder-idaho-legislature-committee-censors-climate-change-from-public-hearing/Content?oid=9152577 Eleven Hildale, UT city employees resign over religious beliefs https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46257457 Patron Only – A Utah state legislator who voted in favor of stricter punishments for prostitution has resigned after two sessions with an escort where the state paid for the hotel room have come to light https://nypost.com/2018/02/09/lawmaker-accused-of-using-taxpayer-money-for-sex-with-escort/ The Michigan town of Bay View is being sued for it’s Christians only rules. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/09/christians-only-town-bay-view-michigan Evangelical megachurch leader and Trump advisor Gloria Copeland said not to get a flu shot since Jesus will protect you. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/gloria-copeland-trump-adviser-flu-shot-jesus-god-christian-evangelical-healing-miracle-a8197801.html Patron Only – […]
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DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Followers of Christ NEWS Yet another bill to address child sacrifice (also known as faith healing) in Idaho has been submitted. https://www.idahopress.com/news/state/faith-based-healing-bill-drafted-awaiting-consideration/article_b1852247-73f5-578c-8762-82fcb67efda6.html Parents in UK are forcing autistic kids to drink bleach https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brit-kids-forced-drink-bleach-11924623 Retired Boise Catholic priest arrested for sexual exploitation of a child http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article198216134.html The first woman to publicly accuse Nassar has quite the rebuke for her church and Evangelical Christianity as a whole http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/rachael-denhollander-the-church-isnt-safe-for-sexual-abuse-victims_us_5a73264ce4b06fa61b4e1574 A “pro-life” pastor in Wisconsin wants women who get abortions to be executed http://www.patheos.com/blogs/freethoughtnow/pro-lifers-whod-execute-women-popes-hate-fake-news/ 29 women in Iran have been arrested for not wearing their hijabs during a protest http://m.dw.com/en/hijab-less-iranian-women-arrested-while-protesting-compulsory-cover-up/a-42417935 A bill that has been introduced or discussed in every state would require am registering and paying a $20 fee to watch porn. The bill is called the “Human Trafficking Prevention Act”, but it doesn’t do anything that would prevent human trafficking. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/31/youd-have-to-pay-20-to-watch-porn-under-these-bills-by-christian-conservatives/ Eric Trump complained about Democrats not standing and clapping when religion was brought up during the State of the Union https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/eric-trump-says-democrats-must-clap-trump-love-jesus-americans-united-god/ Florida’s system of restoring voter rights to felons has been stuck down in federal court http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/02/01/federal-judge-strikes-down-floridas-system-for-restoring-felon-voting-rights/ FEEDBACK JohnnyBGood via Youtube This episode is brought to you by: Dark Matter Sponsor – >US$35.00 * Travis Megee […]
DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Shepherd’s Rod NEWS The former RNC chair went off on Evangelical leaders that support Trump. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-steele-evangelicals-trump_us_5a67f37be4b0e5630074aa39 A new Idaho Senate bill would make it easier to not vaccinate your children. http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2018/jan/23/idaho-senate-panel-votes-5-4-introduce-foremans-bill-making-immunization-waivers-easier/ There’s a Mississippi bill to require the Ten Commandments in every classroom and to be recited by teachers. https://thinkprogress.org/mississippi-ten-commandments-school-2761e4095786/ A Missouri bill would give control over marriage to churches and leave civil units for those who don’t want a religious ceremony. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/24/mo-deaconlawmakers-bill-would-ban-marriage-unless-it-takes-place-in-church/#pgOgC5UPTTSAs9Cy.99 A Michigan State University DO responsible for sports medicine at the school and the US Olympic Gymnastics team has plead guilty to sexually assaulting more than 150 girls and young women he was interacting with professionally. https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/us/larry-nassar-sentencing/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/26/us/larry-nassar-investigation-fallout-march/index.html The Satanic Temple is taking their case against Missouri’s abortion law to the state supreme court. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/25/s-nontheistic-religious-organization-dedicated-satanic-practice-and-promotion-satanic-rights/1066208001/ FEEDBACK Beej Price via YouTube fire262 via YouTube ungertron via YouTube Donna Fern via Facebook This episode is brought to you by: Dark Matter Sponsor – >US$35.00 * Travis Megee Nuclear Sponsor – US$20.00 – US$35.00 per month * Mike Platinum Sponsor – US$8.00 – US$19.00 per month * Darryl Goossen * Kim * Danielle Gold Sponsor – US$4.00 – US$7.00 per month * Rachel * John […]
NEWS Government Shutdown https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/21/government-shutdown-2018-trump-senate-354113 HHS is working on an overhaul of its civil rights office and policies to allow for more healthcare workers use moral objections to discriminate against their patients https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/conscience-abortion-transgender-patients-health-care-289542 Trump gave a porn star $130,000 of hush money during the campaign to try to keep her quiet about their affair from a decade before https://www.yahoo.com/news/report-porn-star-said-yearlong-affair-trump-2006-182958520.html The Governor of Missouri has admitted to cheating on his wife and the woman he cheated with has disclosed that he tried to blackmail her with a threat of releasing naked pictures he took of her without her consent. Want to guess what party he’s from? http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/368454-missouri-governor-admits-affair-amid-allegations-he-blackmailed-woman James Dobson is calling for fasting and prayer to save Trump from impeachment https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/evangelist-james-dobson-calls-for-day-of-fasting-and-prayer-to-save-trump-from-impeachment/ A judge in Texas interrupted a jury to let them know that God told him the defendants was not guilty of sex trafficking http://www.statesman.com/news/crime–law/texas-judge-interrupts-jury-says-god-told-him-defendant-not-guilty/ZRdGbT7xPu7lc6kMMPeWKL/ A gay couple is suing Vistaprint over the homophobic pamphlets they received instead of their wedding programs https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/gay-couple-sues-printing-company-homophobic-wedding-pamphlets-215824745.html http://news.vistaprint.com/our-ceo-and-founders-letter-in-response-to-a-recent-incident An Iranian woman who removed her hijab and waved it like a flag has gone missing, likely attested for her protest https://www.albawaba.com/loop/where-she-iranians-seek-answers-over-disappearance-hijab-waving-icon-1076774 Someone painted “God is dead” on a Mormon chapel in Twin Falls, ID http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/state/idaho/article193963509.html Someone tweeted […]
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