The Podcast

Hailed as a "breath of fresh air" by its listeners, "Thank God I'm Atheist" tackles the issues of the day and recasts them in an Atheist light. "Funny and informative," Frank and Dan are two former Mormons offering up their perspective on politics, current events, and all things religious or otherwise.

December 20, 2014

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The Bible as tweets, Mitt Romney pleas for release of “The Interview,” Australia responds to Sydney cafe siege, judge dismisses lawsuit, Iranian blogger, Satanists ruffle feathers with yet another holiday display, and Mormons know how to torture.

December 13, 2014

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Missouri sets execution record, Americans increasingly want to separate religious marriage from civil marriage, Dalai Lama and Pope will not meet, high school coach punishes team members, Mormons in porn, Canadian woman REALLY believes her dead husband can still be healed, and TGIA declares war on Christian privilege. 

December 7, 2014

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Adam guest hosts with Frank to discuss the following: former Hasid sues Quebec over lack of education, Australian government cuts university funding but funds something else, super strict new law, yogi gone bad, campaign to help bigoted bakers, Pakistani pop singer gets in trouble, and Pope Francis says pets might go to heaven.

November 29, 2014

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Beard ban at BYU, HBO prepares team of lawyers for upcoming Scientology documentary, Houston pastor denies burial to longtime church member, ex-gay leader gets married, military confusion, a Chicago church teaches a lesson, and we wrestle with the issue of race in America.

November 22, 2014

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Austria attempt to ban foreign funding of mosques and imams, faith healing in America, pro-life means you should be pro-immigration reform, Church of England allows female bishops, Vatican conference on marriage, Monster energy drink woman shows up elsewhere, and Frank and Dan offer advice on handling religious families during the holiday season.

November 15, 2014

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Churchgoers find beer at “experimental” church, Kenya’s Catholic Priests interfere with public health, Mormon missionaries try chalk art, Maryland school district struggles with holidays, Cardinal Burke gets demoted, and taxes and religion have their day in court.

November 9, 2014

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Catholic Church in Norway commits fraud, 44 people arrested in Pakistan for murder of Christian couple, Alabama electorate attempts to block sharia law, churches electioneer, triumph in federal court, Christian teen slays Satanist teen, and death with dignity.

November 1, 2014

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Malaysian Muslims get in trouble for petting dogs, Indian woman turns husband in for homosexuality, Catholic exorcists call for “Holyween,” the pope and evolution, new navy guy, science and the eucharist, and we talk about ghosts (and play a piece from Adam).

October 25, 2014

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Shootings in Canada, justice Scalia inadvertently knocks his own argle-bargle, Vatican cookbook reveals Pope favs, the ten commandments are broken, Nobel snubs the chosen people, orthodox Jews attack busses, and the Mormons cop to some messed-up stuff.

October 18, 2014

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Atheist jailed for denying “higher power” gets $2M settlement, Mother Teresa runs for office, Dalits change religion in protest of caste system, a Mormon chaplain, UK denies refugee status to prominent Iranian atheist, the Vatican’s stance on gays may be changing, and the question of moderate Muslims.

October 11, 2014

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HIV+ minister has sex with congregation, Bill Maher has a message for liberals and their outrage, US seminaries granted $1.5 million to teach science, pulpit freedom Sunday, Justice Scalia, “science” teacher, and gays get married (again…).

October 4, 2014

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Arkansas shooting range declares itself a “Muslim Free Zone,” CBS refuses to air atheist commercial, what Americans pray for, a town called Ave Maria, Muslim beheads co-workers, football team forced to remove crosses from helmets, and we try to answer the question, “Why TGIA?”

September 27, 2014

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Warning: we were celebrating our 150th episode a little too hard while recording this. We do the news and then decide to drunk dial some TGIA VIPs. 

September 20, 2014

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Airmen no longer required to say “so help me god” when reciting USAF oath, Satanic Temple provides educational materials to Orange County public schools, ISIS changes school curriculum in Iraq, China cracks down on Christianity, Muslim headscarves and body image, new way for ebola to move about, and our war on Christmas.

September 13, 2014

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Sam Harris gets spiritual, China and the Dalai Lama, Orthodox Patriarch chimes in on Putin, atheist airman, Egypt arrests seven men, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, and ISIS.

September 6, 2014

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Competing polls about removing “under God” from pledge, church bans use of altar for tea service, high school changes depiction of mascot, St. Patrick’s Day parade, Florida mayor kicks someone out of public meeting, Victor Stenger passes away, and online etiquette for atheists.

August 30, 2014

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Kirk Cameron saves Christmas with holiday film, US Muslims ask State Department for protection during Hajj, Mormon parents write letter to non-believing child, Zara apologizes for insensitive kids clothing, Utah polygamists no longer in legal peril, humanist does good during Ebola outbreak, and marriage in a non-religious world.

August 23, 2014

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Biblical erotica and homeschoolers, atheist congressional candidate mails condoms to pro-life group, Noah’s Ark theme park awarded $18 million in tax breaks, Tea Party of Louisiana opposes common core, Mars Hill makes a big announcement, Florida county votes to block atheists from praying, and Richard Dawkins opens his mouth.

August 16, 2014

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European towns with anti-semitic names, Texas court rules against Christian homeschoolers, LDS Church surveys followers, grumpy dad and his will, the Navy removes Bibles from its hotels, Glenn Beck lawsuit, and we spend some time listening to our listeners.

August 9, 2014

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Molester claims a demon made him do it, missionaries infected with ebola criticized for their third world work, federal judge rules that banning gay-conversion therapy for minors does not violate religious freedom guarantees, Black Jesus debuts on Cartoon Network, archbishops and their housing, meal discount for praying in public, and we call for mass resignation of atheists from their former churches.

August 2, 2014

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North Texas tax office adds “In God We Trust” to tax forms, Hawaii GOP candidate denies ties to evangelical group, Christians start free laundry ministry, Catholic priest gets texts from the devil, Christian coffee shops, strict laws enforce fasting in Iran, and a “mass” resignation from the LDS Church.

July 26, 2014

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Google Suggest suggests religious stereotypes, Christian group “fasting” to oppose gay marriage, thieves steal air conditioners from Tennessee churches, Italian priest and cocaine, religious requirements for heads of state, FFRF victory, and musings about Utah’s Pioneer Day.

July 19, 2014

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Adam sits in for Dan for the first half of the show, and Hemant Mehta chats with Frank and Dan during the second half. Hobby Lobby owners want to build Bible museum in DC, a survey of Americans’ views of religious groups, a miracle and a motorcyclist collide, Iraqi Muslims want Christians to pay religious tax, Urban Outfitters and Lord Ganesh, a Muslim supermarket worker refuses to sell pork and alcohol during Ramadan.

July 12, 2014

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Christian rappers claim Katy Perry stole their song, Rainbow Family meets in the mountains and prays, Russian Orthodox priest denounces soccer for being gay, archbishop misuses his position, angry SCOTUS women, number of Catholic schools declines across the country, and the Mormons issue a clarification about one of their sacred books.

July 5, 2014

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Clergy hand out condoms at Hobby Lobby after Supreme Court decision, Burger King and their Proud Whopper, law enforcement and religion, New Zealand forces church to change advertising, pew puncher punished, France’s burqa ban stands, and freedom of religion in America. 

June 28, 2014

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Mormon missionaries break the law by erecting a flagpole above SLC on federal land, Nigerian atheist committed for his non-belief, Buddhist-themed waterpark opens in Vietnam, new rule in New York City schools about unvaccinated children, pastor update, India attempts to clean up the Ganges, and more discussion of excommunication.

June 21, 2014

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Case of the bullet and the Bible found to be a hoax, Monster energy drink linked to the devil, pagan faces discrimination in small-town Arkansas, nuns sue their neighbors, humanist applicant to Navy chaplaincy denied post, Supreme Court refuses to hear case about high school graduation, and Theresa Caputo investigated for fraud.

June 14, 2014

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Cleveland gas station takes on the controversial issue, pope announces Nicea III, OK GOP candidate says some very not-OK stuff about gays, Southern Baptists take a stand on transgender issues, Turkish imam totally rocks, Sikhs finally get to use their swords, and LDS Church just can’t help themselves from not excommunicating voices of change.

June 7, 2014

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Catholic Priest wants British boy band banned from Philippines, Jesus Tattoo banned from advertising at Texas high school, Utah man sets up tax shelter church, South Africa has a Chief Justice worthy of Alabama, bodies of almost 800 children found in Irish home for unwed mothers, Murfreesboro mosque update, and sex and religion.

May 31, 2014

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Drive-thru prayers, a 4,300 year old dinosaur skeleton proves the Bible literalists correct, US House of Representatives declares cemetery desecration an international religious crime, a Southern Baptist seminary lets a nontraditional student in, an Indian court intervenes on a prominent guru’s deep state of meditation, Sioux City gets a lovely new park, and the Mormons and the Jews.

May 23, 2014

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Utah lawmaker calls for return of firing squad executions, Catholic school principal apologizes for Ellen DeGeneres’ photo on invitation, Christians need their own Pinterest, Sudanese woman sentenced to death for converting to Christianity, happy Iranians arrested for flaunting their joy online, Americans tell the truth about church attendance, and Old Earth vs. Young Earth Creationism.

May 17, 2014

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Pope Francis welcomes Martians into the fold, Mormon teens in New Jersey hold their own prom, conservative Bryan College loses 25% of faculty over Adam and Eve controversy, Alabama chief justice in the news again, a very special inmate finds Jesus in jail, South Carolina budget cuts, and the openly gay Michael Sam is drafted into the NFL.

May 10, 2014

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Hobby Lobby owner succeeds in getting bible curriculum into schools, “Days of 47” parade rejects float from Mormon LGBT advocacy group, Alabama chief justice claims 1st amendment only applied to Christians, Presidential candidate, Mississippi and school prayer, Catholic Cardinal scolds nuns, and the US Supreme Court hands down major decision regarding prayer at public meetings.

May 3, 2014

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Dan invites (a different) Rachel to co-pilot as they discuss the documentary “The honor diaries,” getting out of jury duty, embattled ex-Gov of Virginia’s new job, Mormons talking gay, another win for FFRF, and new laws in Brunei. Also, interviews with Camp Quest Executive Director Amanda Metskas and YouTuber Jaclyn Glenn.

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Dan invites (a different) Rachel to co-pilot as they discuss the documentary “The honor diaries,” getting out of jury duty, embattled ex-Gov of Virginia’s new job, Mormons talking gay, another win for FFRF, and new laws in Brunei. Also, interviews with Camp Quest Executive Director Amanda Metskas and YouTuber Jaclyn Glenn.

April 26, 2014

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Our interview with Matt Dillahunty and from the news: British woman deported from Sri Lanka for sporting Buddha tattoo, “Birthright” expands “Jewish” definition on application for free 10-day tour of Israel, US Supreme Court to hear “born in Jerusalem” passport case, trouble in Texas, soon-to-be most Christian nation, and the new study coming from a discredited social scientist.

April 19, 2014

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Seth Andrews joins us for a nice chat at the American Atheists Convention, blood moon sets off apocalyptic chatter, Vatican set to scan precious manuscripts and place them online, LDS Church tries to shut down Mormon dating site claiming copyright infringement, the pope and footwashing, Freedom from Religion Foundation stuff, and the Salt Lake Tribune loses its “faith” section.

April 12, 2014

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Australia deams homeopathic remedies useless to human health, Captain Janeway duped into narrating geocentric “documentary” trailer, Brandeis University reneges on honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, family sues polygamist town, Oklahoma birth control, spaghetti monsters around the world, LDS General Conference yields more “Ordain Women” news, and atheists organize mass resignation outside Temple Square.

April 5, 2014

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Mazoh shortage in Nepal just prior to Passover, Saudi Arabia labels atheists as terrorists, Pope Francis calls marriage between a man and a woman an “icon of God’s love,” Mississippians are finally free to practice their religion, South Carolina lawmakers fight over state fossil, World Vision tries offering benefits to same-sex couples, and Frank found his patriarchal blessing in his basement and now wants to talk about it.

March 29, 2014

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BYU’s serial groper, German customs intercepts package carrying cocaine bound for Vatican, Anne Graham Lotz compares world reaction to missing Malaysian airplane to post rapture confusion, theft of collection plate money at Joel Osteen’s megachurch, actress denied permission to convert to Judaism, publisher pulls book about Hinduism from shelves in India, and the new movie Noah.

March 22, 2014

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Louisiana man wants to make Bible the official state book, scientific proof of the Bible, photos of Mormon women leaders on display for the first time in the LDS Conference Center, Salvation Army forced to pay damages to former employees, Mark Driscoll apologizes, Muslim family kicked out of Empire State Building for praying, and Fred Phelps of “God Hates Fags” fame dies.

March 15, 2014

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Kentucky Baptists withhold $7 million from children’s home to force anti-gay policy, man rescued from submerged car credits God and then sues the very people who saved his life, OKC Fox affiliate runs news promo over Cosmos sequence that mentions evolution, new Israeli law requires military service from everyone, Utah Mormons are the most passive aggressive in the world (we have the numbers to prove it), Kentucky Baptists provide incentives to go to church, and our interview with American Atheists’ Dave Muscato.

March 8, 2014

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New Hollywood movie about Noah includes disclaimer from studio, Oklahoma doctor gives Jesus shots, Bob Jones University cancels study of sexual assault on campus, unrepentant gays are going to hell according to star witness in marriage equality case, Kenyan preacher spreads the good word about no panties, UK judge rules for baby to receive blood transfusion despite the objections from the Jehovah’s Witness parents, and Dan tells us all about his trip to India.

March 1, 2014

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Mackenzie joins Frank for a “clips” show. We’ve dug deep into the TGIA archives to find some of our favorite moments, including Newt and Callista Gingrich’s lent, national hats, belief in god helping you jam anything down your throat, Brigham Young as a nose breather, slippery slope, et al. We also tackle some news from the week: modest clothing designers meet for Christian Fashion Week, a Bible stops bullets from hitting a bus driver, the Alabama state legislature takes up the issue of prayer in public schools, and Mackenzie shares the results of a survey about Americans’ shifting attitudes about gay marriage and LGBT rights in general.

February 23, 2014

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Adam guest hosts with Frank: Denmark bans religious animal slaughter, Utah lawmaker claims atmosphere needs more carbon-dioxide, snake handling preacher dies from snake bite, movie about the rapture, fatwa issued warning Muslims about living on Mars, fired pharmacist sues Walgreens for religious discrimination, and a review of HBO’s “Questioning Darwin.”

February 15, 2014

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Camels don’t belong in book of Genesis, Shroud of Turin “science,” African Pentecostal church spreading in United States, North Carolina school rejects secular club application, Saudi paramedics prevented from providing lifesaving services to woman, nude church, and atheists meet up.

February 7, 2014

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BYU masturbation video, “jail nun” fired for organizing workers, former Mormon sues president of Mormon Church for fraud, members of a fundamentalist sect in Canada loses custody of kids, Bieber gets baptized, German Catholics share their opinions, and that whole Nye/Ham debate thing.

February 1, 2014

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Police in Rome take down the “Superpope,” the largest church in the world is also one of the least attended, the new documentary “Mitt” looks behind the scenes of our favorite Mormon candidate’s presidential campaign, the Pope’s doves face terrible end, pig faces censored, Noah’s ark before Noah’s ark, and can atheists be spiritual?

January 24, 2014

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Conservative protestants and their contagious divorces, “Tiger Mom” writes book about why Mormons and Jews are more socioeconomically successful, Louisiana parents sue school district, Indonesian President discusses a belief of his, conservative UK lawmaker gets kicked out of his party for saying something his American counterpart would have been praised for, a nun in Italy gives birth, and an example of how the Mormon Church exerts its control over the Utah State Legislature.

January 18, 2014

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God lets pediphile teacher off the hook, brain adaptation wards off depression, sports fans believe God has role in outcome, the UN questions the Vatican over sex abuse, South Carolina prayer in schools, Dennis Rodman apologizes to missionary held in North Korea, and what Mormons believe about marriage.

January 11, 2014

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Former member of Vatican’s Swiss Guard reports numerous unwanted sexual advances from clergy, five religious themed iPhone apps banned from app store, Sikh woman sues go-kart park for cutting her hair from motor, Christian pastor tries out atheism, school superintendent fired for (theater) performance, Obama is not the antichrist, and freedom of speech issues in France.

January 3, 2014

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Malaysia’s Islamic authorities confiscate Christian bibles for use of “Allah,” Pope Francis declared Esquire’s best dressed man of the 2013, Los Angeles County Supervisors want Christian cross back on government seal, five films that will make 2014 the year of the Bible, Israeli government changes policy about rabbis, a philanthropist dies, and the ethics of “pulling the plug.”

December 28, 2013

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Pope Francis frenzy, Muslims hate Santa, Chick-PHIL-A day to support anti-gay bigot Phil Robertson, gay marriage breaks records in Utah, BBC presents a list of things we didn’t know until 2013, Salt Lake City = Bible City 2013, and Chris Johnson joins us to talk about his new book, “A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God.”

December 21, 2013

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Federal judge gives thumbs-up to plural marriage, pope Francis is a boob man, researchers find cities on top of cities, Christmas by the numbers, churches LoJack the baby Jesus, born prognosticator Harold Camping did not see own death coming, and the LDS Church continues to acknowledge its own embarrassing history.

December 14, 2013

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Edmonton police force offers a hijab uniform, Scientology declared legitimate in UK, turns out Jesus has the biggest [blank], a veterans’ monument in San Diego declared unconstitutional, a Catholic group banned from an Irish college, a mother prays away home invasion, and the LDS Church revises its racist history.

December 7, 2013

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Mormon bishop tries to teach congregation a lesson by playing dress up, Hopi tribe attempts to stop sell of sacred tribal artifacts, caffeine delivery service for BYU campus, Kenyan pentecostals offer ‘cure’ for HIV/AIDS, satanic monument in OKC, Christian tithing counting as charitable giving, and why atheism is the next ‘gay marriage.’

November 28, 2013

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A federal judge rules that tax-free housing for clergy is unconstitutional, Mormon construction site in Philadelphia enforces no coffee or swearing rules, spread of European anti-semitism, bars next to churches, a group of Oklahoma pastors upset about a play, and Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2013

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Interview with Peter Boghossian author of ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists,’ 24 Muslims fired for taking 5-minute break to pray, snake handling pastor raided for violation of Tennessee wildlife laws, Menorah Tree offers fun new version of age-old tradition, new way to prevent abortion, Church of England approves ordination of female bishops, an extreme reaction to free hugs in Saudi Arabia, and a really bad impression of Harvey Fierstein that keeps coming back for more.

November 16, 2013

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Sarah Palin pens book about ‘War on Christmas,’ patriarchy proponent Doug Phillips resigns from ministry after extramarital relationship, motivational speaker at Texas high school criticized for gender stereotyping, creationist museum snubbed by museum organization, Vatican message to American bishops, an exorcism in Illinois, and the continued use of capital punishment in the United States.

November 9, 2013

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Venezuela starts the Christmas season early, a new book helps you convert people to atheism, Paula Abdul bat mitzvahs, praying school bus driver gets in trouble, ‘tearing’ into the Bible gets Texas student in suspended, student body president at a Christian university comes out as atheist, and the Salvation Army’s bell ringers might not be a good place for your money to go.

November 2, 2013

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The Martin Luther insult machine, Air Force Academy changes policy on official honor oath, Pope Francis causes tourism boom in Rome, “National Motto Display Act” tries to get “In God We Trust” displayed in all Pennsylvania public schools, the sexiest rabbi in the world, revisions of Mormon General Conference talks, and what motivates people to change their religion.

October 25, 2013

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Four Iranian Christians sentenced to 80 lashes for consumption of alcohol (during communion), ShivaConnect.com helps corridinate Jewish mourning rituals, Oprah infuriates nonbelievers with her incomprehension of atheist awe, Scientology in trouble with French government, Utah rejects joint tax filing for married same-sex couples, atheists in showdown with Christian-run soup kitchen, and spooky fun times with Frank and Dan.

October 19, 2013

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New Missouri law allows Christmas celebrations in public schools, Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” causes anxiety at Paramount, Mormons on Jeopardy, the Vatican withdraws papal medals due to spelling error, American Atheists denied billboards in SLC, an update on Ohio middle school’s portrait of Jesus, and Frank and Dan visit Joel Osteen’s Night of Hope.

October 12, 2013

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Mainline Protestants need a new name, online communion, two rabbis arrested for Jewish divorce shakedown, elicit sales on BYU campus, prayerful police, Hajj concerns, and a celebration of our 100th episode.

October 5, 2013

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Pastor Rick Joyner calls for military takeover of US to save democracy, Hobby Lobby’s lack of Hanukkah decorations, atheist Sunday assembly, a not-so-good way to handle JW’s, science standards in Kansas schools, and Mormon General Conference.

September 27, 2013

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Abercrombie and Fitch approve change to ‘look policy,’ Nashville area school changes rules on field trips, Mississippi judge reveals prejudice to a sikh man, Pope Francis, Saudi Arabia defends horrific punishment of innocent woman, Billy Graham’s grandson, and THE BIBLE!

September 22, 2013

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Kosher smart phones, LDS Church joins gay marriage fight in Hawaii, Muslim woman must remove veil for court, Scottish man throws bacon in a Mosque and gets 10 months in jail, Dresden churches offer “sexy church,” transgender theology professor, and the pope.

September 14, 2013

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Observant Jewish drug dealers observe the sabbath, Pastor Terry Jones tries to burn 2998 Qurans in remembrance of 9/11 victims, Quebec attempts to ban ‘overt’ religious symbols, a highly questionable ‘cure’ for homosexuality lands a man in prison, an Ohio Amish couple denies child chemotherapy for leukemia, and parastriskaidekaphobia rears its ugly head.

September 7, 2013

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Iranian president wishes Jews a happy new year, LDS church releases new unvarnished volume of the ‘Joseph Smith Papers,’ Mormon owned TV station moves “Days of Our Lives” to the middle of the night, new Christian ‘dating’ site, a case of Texas measles, UK’s Girl Guide’s new promise, and Dan tells all on Burning Man.

September 1, 2013

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Catholic Bishop in Honolulu takes a stand against marriage equality, American Atheists win license plate battle, IRS to treat same-sex couples equally for tax purposes, Syria and the second coming of Jesus Christ, Christian church destroyed in North India, and abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

August 23, 2013

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Kathy Lee Gifford wants to be a rabbi, “dot” BIBLE domain, Ratzinger: “God told me to” step down, black magic outlawed in Indian state, surprise for Louisiana lawmaker, “missionary” criminals, and the sad, sad story of Iosepa, Utah.

August 17, 2013

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Brains of dying mice reveal details about near death experiences, PBS set to air series on Islam’s Muhammad, unable to focus on sermons church goers turn to e-devices, court orders child’s name changed, archbishop rejects persecution, Switzerland changes national anthem, and family lost at sea doesn’t find God.

August 10, 2013

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Mystery priest probably an angel according to local media, pastor prosecuted for reading bible out loud at DMV, Greek orthodox services suspended in SLC, Obama administration likes prayer, elderly nun jailed, and the ethics of force feeding prisoners.

August 3, 2013

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Some US conservatives laud Russia’s anti-gay laws, Alabama football coach fired for going to wrong church, Tennessee mosque in the news again, Kenyan lawyer on quest to overturn Pilate’s ruling against Jesus, ex-gays rally at Supreme Court, UK ‘dinner lady’ fired, and what kind of atheist are you?

July 26, 2013

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Comic-Con and street preachers, the Church of England and payday lenders, the GOP and welcoming diversity, Schindler’s List: The Original, godless church, and Buddhism vs. Islam.

July 20, 2013

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Adam sits in for Dan, America’s most saintly city, Ohio statehouse holocaust memorial, Satanists perform “Pink Mass” on Fred Phelps’ mother’s grave, religion and Wikipedia: the edit wars, how faith can affect therapy, America’s most sinful city, and Adam talks about his time as a Taoist.

July 12, 2013

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The New York Times questions whether Muslims are ready for democracy, the White House lets faith groups opt out of Obamacare contraception requirement, Mormon membership numbers screwy, female bishops now allowed in the Church of England, backlash against a moderate pastor, Satanist infighting, and “What Jehovah’s Witness Believe!”

July 6, 2013

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Home schooling humanists, Muslim prisoners ask to be allowed to starve to death for Ramadan, San Diego judge OKs yoga in classroom, Montana court rules in favor of Jesus statue, Obama administration refuses to classify Westboro Baptists a hate group, a very clever PR effort for Superman backfires, and happy 4th!

June 29, 2013

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Same-sex marriage, Christians happier than atheists, Brandeis gets an apology, gay member of the Pennsylvania house, anti-Muslim bullets, domestic discipline, and a conversation with Noah from the Scathing Atheist.

June 22, 2013

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Crucifixion images no longer command auction prices, conservative moms slam Kraft over “zesty guy” ad campaign, atheist woman being denied citizenship because her morality doesn’t come from religion, pagan Oklahoma license plates, religious leaders arrested, masturbating fetuses, and the vast number of Mormon denominations you’ve never heard of.

June 15, 2013

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A meeting on tolerance turns into shouting match, Pope Francis admits that a gay lobby exists within the Vatican Curia, Mending Vatican ties with Islam, Science curriculum in Kansas schools, Mike Huckabee tweets that churches should give up tax exemption, “possessed” parent beats child to death.

June 8, 2013

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A wedding cake for dogs not gays, Utah Boy Scouts defy orders and wear their uniforms in Pride Parade, Arizona lawmaker does humanist prayer, Miss World beauty pageant, Amish romance novels, and a monument to atheism misses the point.

June 1, 2013

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Utah gay rights group protests naming of family center after Boyd K. Packer, Mormon owned DI cuts workers hours ahead of Obamacare, American Atheists settle case against six-ton Ten Commandments, vaccinations, and El Salvador has a very serious prohibition against abortion.

May 25, 2013

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According to Pope Francis atheists are saved by Christ’s blood too, the Sistine Chapel has become haven for pickpockets, Westboro Baptist Church blames Oklahoma City tornadoes on supporters of Jason Collins, autistic kids and atheism, Pope Francis names new saints, Virginia lt. gov. nominee not sorry for hate speech, and more news from the road including a Church Review.

May 18, 2013

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Saudi Arabia punishes men over Christian convert, Mahony continues public life after rebuke, Georgia places Bibles in public cabins, the end is near, and Frank and Dan have been on the road for almost a week: Giant Cross, Branch Davidians, and Houston Atheists.

May 11, 2013

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Interview with noted physicist Lawrence Krauss, psychic’s predictions proven wrong, cheerleaders in Texas win ‘Bible Banner’ lawsuit, Methodist minister caught in faith’s split over same-sex marriage, Mormon offshoot ‘Community of Christ’ accepts homosexuals into clergy, Cardinal Dolan says ‘wash your hands,’ and “Sorry, kids. Graduation’s canceled.”

May 4, 2013

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Britons trust Google as much as “the church” (meaning not very much), US Muslims more moderate than Muslims worldwide, atheist’s hold “National Day of Reason”, blasphemers punished in Malta, women praying at the wailing wall, atheist pamphlets in Florida school, and this week in gayness.

April 27, 2013

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Atheist bloggers imprisoned in Bangladesh, Mark Driscoll criticizes “nagging wives” during sermon, prominent “ex-gay” denounces years denouncing gay community, US Christians rally around homeschooling family facing deportation, praying couple allows another child to die from lack of medical care, Chilean baby killed for being antichrist, and is Islam any more to blame for violence than other world religions (namely Christianity)?

April 20, 2013

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Pope Francis redirects employees’ bonuses to charity, pastors claim city’s annual registration fee is really a tax, McDonalds sells non-halal chicken McNuggets and gets sued, high school senior takes on her principal, a fake rabbi helps a real one, Post Christians, and dealing with grief as an atheist.

April 13, 2013

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Frequent texters tend to be shallow according to study, Vatican IP address connected to illegal porn downloads, Peter Higgs: “Stop calling Higgs Boson the God particle,” atheist organizations vow for online civility; Catholic Bishop in Michigan says supporters of gay marriage shouldn’t take communion; Seventh Day Adventists unhappy to have been around long enough for a sesquicentennial; and the Mormons—yawn—hold General Conference.

April 6, 2013

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Classroom activity causes trouble for professor at Florida Atlantic University, Mormon women don’t want the priesthood (even though half of Mormon men would be willing to give it to them), Utah polygamists ask local government to alter zoning to allow for new retirement community, the US and the second coming, North Carolina tries to pass official state religion, American attitudes about the Bible defy reality, and Frank and Dan announce plans for their upcoming Bible Belt road trip.

March 30, 2013

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Bhutan seeks to curb STI’s in monk population, Pope Francis’ new digs, women told to know their place, creationists want to bet with you, German shoe company discovers why their shipments haven’t arrived in the US, a helpful new app to be excommunicated from the Catholic church, and Mother Teresa was a bad person.

March 23, 2013

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Paige pays us a visit, pride-flag-painted ‘Equality House’ set up across from Westboro Baptist Church, Mormon General Conference set to make history, Jews trek to the Mojave Desert for a visceral Passover, Mormon businessman attempts tax dodge citing tithing, religion in prison, and there’s a new Archbishop of Canterbury.

March 16, 2013

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Sarah Palin writes a book about Christmas, a gay bath house in building owned by VaticanAmericans see gay marriage as inevitable, Ahmadinejad and the hug, atheists are compassionate, atheists banned from Kansas City St. Patrick’s day parade, and habemus papam!

March 9, 2013

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Chavez will return with Jesus, Cardinal O’Brien resigns, Iowan legislator attempts to end no fault divorce, priest burns photo of Benedict during mass, anti-bigot bigotry, Mr. Mahony goes to Rome, and the Mormons edit their scriptures.

March 1, 2013

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Anti-Catholicism on BuzzFeed, Scott Lively announces Obama’s homosexuality, Roma Downey brings “The Bible” to TV, guru suggests way to fend off rapists, NYC goes after Orthodox Jews for dress codes, the douchebag Mahony goes to Rome (and keeps blogging), and Frank and Dan fail to make any sense during the second half of the show. 

February 22, 2013

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Mormons and space, Twitter tracks lent, parents sue under separation of church and state to stop the teaching of yoga in public schools, legislator attempts to change definitions of scientific terms, Bill O’Reilly writes another book, the pope dominates international religion news, and Sarah Silverman’s sister arrested at Wailing Wall. 

February 16, 2013

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“Downton Abbey” and the question of god, Cardinal Roger Mahony feels like Jesus is humiliating him for a purpose, a public school refuses to take down picture of Jesus, US House of Representatives votes to extend disaster relief to religious groups, transgender priest, and we take your calls and emails.

February 9, 2013

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Our interview with the president of American Atheists, David Silverman; ‘ex-gay’ activist found using gay dating app; woman burned for sorcery; Christian quits job for being given 666 as his employee number; Catholics object to the name of a flavor; Brazilian pastor provides unique path to the ‘spirit’; and your kosher hot dog may not be that kosher.

February 1, 2013

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Dan and Frank continue their look into Scientology, the Catholic Church acknowledges they’re out of touch, Jesus in Japan, Texas “schools” teach the Bible, money to fight DOMA comes from an unexpected place, and a gay dog finds a new home.

January 26, 2013

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Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set; LDS woman respond to church pants, “meh”; list of Bible-minded cities; Catholic hospital says, “that fetus wasn’t alive!” in wrongful death case; France requires Twitter to identify racist posters; and Dan and Frank start their discussion of Scientology.

January 19, 2013

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Flight attendant wins right to wear crucifix at work, Scientology is falling apart, new statistics on Roe v. Wade support, the fight against the Sundance Film Festival, a priest breaks bad, a new dating website for gay Mormons, and psychic readings for Mormons in the form of “Patriarchal Blessings.”

January 11, 2013

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Editor and Chief of Gallup Poll says God is alive and well, megachurch tries to dodge rape charge, RFID chips = mark of the beast, Jesus wasn’t as clean as Christians like to think, and our interview with Mike Norton—the man with the secret camera in the LDS temple.

January 4, 2013

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Vatican credit card machines cut off by Italy’s central bank, supposed Muslim bias turns out to be a very real Christian bias (oops), Catholic school teachers get a crazy suggestion to offset their low pay, Superman is a Jew, and Dan and Frank ask themselves if they actually might be a couple of “angry” ex-Mormons.

January 1, 2013

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‘Tis the season for Humanlight, a new secular holiday; the Pope doesn’t like gays; an exorcism hotline in Italy; “stroking” horses as a “cure” for homosexuality, and the Mormon temple ceremony hits the web.

December 21, 2012

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Mike Huckabee opens his mouth and says awful things about the Newtown shooting, churches use gun classes as outreach, a good Atheist billboard, a bad Atheist billboard, a woman says God made her drive over the speed limit, the New Orleans school district wins for reason, and American Atheist president David Silverman hurts the Atheist cause once again on national television. 

December 15, 2012

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Gay Orthodox Jews, Mormons launch gay website, Atheist blogger jailed in Egypt, network and the “half” in Two and a Half Men squabble, and Mormon feminists plan “Wear Pants to Church Day.”

December 9, 2012

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A very large water bill gets settled in the Middle East, another cure for homosexuality discovered, man pretends to be gay (for a year!), and talk of secession and its religious overtones.

December 1, 2012

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Ratzinger declares war on Christmas, Mormon Dems fast for nation, Michigan needlessly tries to outlaw Sharia law, the “Muslim 500,” Church of England rejects women, and Dan and Frank design their ideal religions.  

November 27, 2012

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Anti-gay, Christian, child pornographer; lying textbooks; a really bad statue of the pope; a woman in Ireland dies when denied an abortion; and public displays of Christmas.

November 19, 2012

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Mayans say no to the capitalization of their calendar, being Atheist a plus on OKCupid, Atheists sue IRS for failure to monitor church policking, and Dan and Frank discuss the Ten Commandments—basically… they suck.

November 12, 2012

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Drive-thru church, post-election layoffs, the Egyptian pope prefers secularism, and TGIA’s very own “clip show.”

November 5, 2012

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Utah gets a new license plate, Sistine Chapel turns 500, church-going teens attend college at higher rate than those who don’t, Catholic bishop orders priests to read anti-Obama letter over the pulpit, and a look at the role religious affiliation might play in the election. 

October 29, 2012

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Muslims perform animal sacrifice in Salt Lake City (and everywhere else, apparently), the Mormons plan an attraction in Rome, women arrested for praying at the temple wall in Jerusalem, Boy Scout’s perversion files don’t include enough Mormons (statistically speaking), and the Book of Mormon doesn’t stand up to archeological scrutiny.

October 22, 2012

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Newsweek breaks journalistic ground, space aliens beat out god in poll, Muslims celebrate pork-free vaccination, cheerleaders bring god into it, and get your “tebowing” in now before you have to pay a royalty.

October 15, 2012

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Mormons fasting for Romney apparently working; Tim Tebow takes a knee for the mark of the beast; if you find out your dentist is Amish, RUN; Mormon God changes mind about missionary building in Provo; and watch out, the Catholics might be coming to your door!

October 8, 2012

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LDS General Conference is in full swing: Mormon missionaries are now even YOUNGER and (surprise, surprise) Mormon leadership takes a stand against homosexuality (this time swinging for same sex parents), Oklahoma Christians pray against a new casino, and according to the Vatican the butler did it.

September 30, 2012

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God punishes the Pope for hating on gays, the Boy Scouts of America takes a page from churches the world over and cover up hundreds of molestations, and Mormons “fast and pray” for Romney. Dave fills in for Frank, and we play a delightful interview with noted atheist blogger Greta Christina.

September 23, 2012

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Dan and Frank interview Dr. Darrel Ray about his dirty book, Iranian woman kicks some butt, Mitt Romney denies his faith, Mormons as hoarders, Spanish painting-ruiner demands her due, U.S. pastors dare the IRS to shut them down, and everybody is a little less tolerant of everybody else.

September 17, 2012

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Dan defends homosexuality as deviant, Muslims go crazy about portrayal of Muhammad… (once again), Catholics say no to gay marriage in real estate deal, frequent Bible reading makes people more aware of social justice (???), and Frank and Dan go to the temple.

September 10, 2012

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Cardinal Dolan prays at the DNC, Dems cave on god, anti-Muslim activists outraged over the truth, Bill Nye, and what the hell is Atheism Plus?

September 4, 2012

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Dan goes to Burning Man, Arizona redefines conception, Mormons can now drink Coke and Pepsi, and an Indiana man pays the price for flipping off Mormon missionaries.

August 27, 2012

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NBC affiliate in Salt Lake refuses to run gay themed show, Christians hike for toads, Mormon men are just as religious as Mormon women, Louisiana school vouchers, and being an out Atheist doesn’t mean you have to be test out the blasphemy laws of so called Muslim countries. 

August 20, 2012

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Two hate groups claim they’re not hate groups (and try to get the court to agree with them), Orthodox Jews get some blurry glasses, Mormon women get all uppity and somehow DON’T ask for equality in church, Satan takes over a school cafeteria, and Frank attends a taping of a new program for Showtime. 

August 13, 2012

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What Mormons Believe: D&C 132 “Celestial Marriage,” Murfreesboro Mosque gets built and opens, the LDS penis biter hits the news, Obama hosts a Ramadan dinner at White House, Missouri passes “right to prayer” amendment, and an idiot douchebag talk radio personality calls for “underground railroad” to kidnap children of gays and lesbians. 

August 6, 2012

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Mr. Romney goes to Israel, Eagle Scouts resign in support of gay rights, Putin “generously” calls for light punishment of his critics, racist church in Mississippi refuses to marry black couple, and WHAT MORMONS BELIEVE: Jesus in America. 

July 30, 2012

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Dan attends a Mormon funeral, Chick-Fil-A, an Air Force chaplain leaves Southern Baptists over gay marriage, a recent poll shows that Americans don’t relate to Romney’s faith, and more stupid explanations for why James Holmes opened fire in Aurora. 

July 23, 2012

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Christians form an alternative to health insurance, the debate over circumcision continues in Germany, a douchebag in Texas responds to the shootings in Aurora, the LDS Church reports numbers out of touch with reality (once again), and Dan and Frank respond to emails. 

July 16, 2012

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Mormon Inc hits the cover of Business Week, pastors’ health suffers while tending to flock, Mormons urged to follow the prophet and support distasteful development, more high school Atheist clubs, and how do Muslim athletes observe Ramadan during the Olympics?

July 9, 2012

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Dan’s back and has news from Europe, Mongolians re-enact 19th Century Mormon exodus across the US plains, critical thinkers lose faith, and the Virgin Mary helps some Bosnians rip off pilgrims. 

July 2, 2012

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Rachel sits in for Dan, a miracle saves a home from wildfire, Mormons excited about Romney but leery of national attention, Obamacare as a Christian value, a group of ex-Mormons resign en masse and go for a hike, German court calls for the end to infant circumcision, and fireworks are lame. 

June 18, 2012

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Adam’s back and he’s got a case of the dizzies, Evangelicals strangely silent on Romney’s Mormonism, social-entreprenuer claims success is a miracle, ministers turn Atheist, a kid gets in trouble for a picture of Jesus, and we do a very quick movie review of the oldie-but-goodie documentary, “Hell House.”

June 13, 2012

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The Vatican continues to harass American nuns, President Obama gets lynched in effigy, soon we’ll all be Atheists, the KKK tries to adopt a highway, and a homosexual man comes out as married to a woman. 

June 4, 2012

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The CDC wieghs in on the zombie issue, book banning in Pennsylvania, Atheists do good for different reasons than religious people, and in this installment of What Mormons Believe we look at Mormons and homosexuality.

May 29, 2012

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Alain de Botton calls for a new kind of porn; Obama hires a faith outreach advisor; double suicide goes wrong, survivor charged with murder; origin of homemade soda machines improperly labeled; Mormons cover up immodest angels; and Dan asks for an interview and gets one with the Bishop of London.

May 21, 2012

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Adam sits in for Dan (and we never get to the Taoist discussion, BTW), dirty dancing gets cleaned up, turns out Jesus doesn’t approve of gay marriage, SLC shocks America as the most religious city in the country, and Frank and Adam discuss having a day of rest.

May 14, 2012

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Kansas finds a clever way to ban sharia law, thinking of god increases self-control, Fox News spins Obama’s support of gay marriage, and Dan does a church review from merry old England.

May 7, 2012

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Mormons promote membership numbers that don’t jive with reality, “Angry Queers” damage church, Millennials shun belief, curing gayness with violence, and can’t we all just stop overusing the word “Nazi?” 

April 29, 2012

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What Mormons Believe: Polygamy. Joe the plumber writes a letter, voters no longer swayed by gay marriage, a war rages on twitter, and Romney runs from his Mormon ancestors.

April 22, 2012

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Mormons tear down their own history, Arizona OK’s teaching the Bible in public schools, Vatican cracks down on US nuns, and advice both good and bad flows to and from the TGIA studio.

April 16, 2012

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Glenn Beck declares us all evil, Britain’s Christians are under attack, the US Army wants YOU… to be spiritual, Frank gets racist and Dan gets “comforted” by some Jay-Dubs.

April 8, 2012

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Russian watch miracle, Mormons and Gentiles, kosher pot cookies, praying for God to hurt people not illegal, existance of Jesus, and the Mormon affinity for Jews. 

April 1, 2012

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Frank and Dan emplain LDS Temple Garments (Mormon underwear), progressive Muslims launch women-led mosques, Mormon bloggers get hateful about gays on BYU campus, Britain considers legalizing gay marriage, Jimmy Carter does something amazing, and Dan plays a guessing game.

March 26, 2012

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Mohammed (peace be upon him) tells everybody how to poo in a special “what Muslims believe” segment, the reason rally raises ire even in Dan and Frank, Episcopal roguery, an atheist temple is proposed, and Alaskans try to protect the rights of the fathers of aborted babies.

March 19, 2012

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Red Bull drops Jesus ad, offensive Atheist billboard gets pulled down in Pennsylvania, exorcists attack abortion clinic, and “What Mormons Believe” recounts the first storyline in the Book of Mormon.

March 15, 2012

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More of these goddam Atheist billboards, another “What Mormons Believe,” Gingrich chimes in about “anti-Christian” programming on ABC, and the Vatican gets tagged as a “money laundering concern.”

March 8, 2012

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Baptisms for the dead, Helen Radkey loses access to LDS geneological records, Miley Cyrus makes sense, teen exorcists, history of Mormon racism, and we take another call.

February 29, 2012

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Guest host Adam fills in for Dan, all dead Mormons are now gay, Amish buggies get new reflective tape, seven reasons Obama isn’t Christian, and Dan leaves us a little gift before leaving town. 

February 23, 2012

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Candidates observe Ash Wednesday, Anne Frank becomes a Mormon, Poe’s law strikes again, Santorum defends comments about Satan, “activist” judges side with religious pharmacists, and black atheists recognized for role in civil rights movement. 

February 19, 2012

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Please help us out and vote for us in City Weekly’s Best of Utah awards. Listen to this “episode” for instuctions on how to help, and for a little fun as well. NEW LISTENERS: NOT OUR NORMAL FORMAT.

February 16, 2012

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2012 = Year of the Bible, Westboro Baptist Church inadvertantly helps raise money for HRC, God doesn’t want teachers paid more, Obama claims the Bible is on his side, and another installement of “What Mormons Believe.”

February 2, 2012

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De-baptism, ministerial exception, a homophobic state senator gets kicked out of a Tennessee restaurant, local transit agency denies atheists advertising space on city busses, and our second installent of “What Mormons Believe.”

January 26, 2012

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Church review! Christian conspiracies, Indonesian atheist arrested, Jay Leno sued for bad joke, Catholics take Newt and Santorum to task, and Warren Jeffs calls the nation to repent.

January 19, 2012

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Installment 1 of “What Mormons Believe”: the war in heaven, mark of Cain, and Satan vies for the role of Jesus. Also: Romney = kind of a jerk toward women, school prayer banner ordered taken down, and Christians as a religious minority in the US.

January 12, 2012

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The Pope says gay marriage is a threat to future of humanity, lawmakers in Indiana want schools to be able to require recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, Warren Jeffs wants you to know how your hometown will be destroyed, and Mary appears to a bunch of Mary’s. 

January 5, 2012

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A Romney presidency, the Iowa caucus, Catholics up in arms over gay adoptions, woman pulled over for wearing a burka, our prayer for Pat Robertson, and we take another call.

December 29, 2011

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Another church review, priests brawl in Bethlehem, we take another caller, and a sock wrinkles to form Christ’s visage.

December 23, 2011

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Capitol xmas tree celebrates Obama, xmas with the family, Vatican recognizes a miracle, Hitchens passes, and our very first voice mail message.

December 14, 2011

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Atheist xmas displays, Pope etiquette for ladies, “Cross on the Moon,” and who’s more likely to have scratched your car? An atheist or a [really, really bad person]?

December 9, 2011

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Anti-athiest bias, Rick Perry’s new ad, a Pennsylvanian creche meets an anti-gods banner, and our very first church review!

December 1, 2011

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Yoga as a satanic activity and the priest who stares down Satan daily as the chief exorcist of the Vatican City. Siri, Apple’s killer app, knows where to score some weed, but is mute on abortions. Grieving as an atheist. And the movie of the week: The Muppets.

November 24, 2011

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Thanksgiving brings talk about bad chicken sandwiches, Mitt Romney, the religious lobby, hate crimes, and a really bad movie: J. Edgar.

November 15, 2011

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Two former Mormons in Salt Lake discuss current events from an Atheist perspective. Covered in our inaugural episode: contraception for wildlife, prayers for President Obama, moderate Muslim polygamy in Libya, national hats, and the film “Anonymous.”