(0:00) Intro and T-shirts
(4:58) Dumbing our writing down to avoid Facebook bans. Focusing on The Radical Secular Blog.
(9:20) The Atlanta Spa murders. “A really bad day.” The attempt to humanize the white killer by deflecting from his crime, his racism, his religion, and his sexual pathology. The stereotyping and fetishization of Asians.
(19:29) White Christian Nationalism and Purity Culture. Not just sexual purity, but also racial and ethnic purity. The lame excuses coming from the killer’s conservative, segregated church. Failure to connect religious ideas to their consequences.
(27:09) Patriarchal religion’s projection of sexual “sin” and “temptation” onto women. “Dress codes” and modesty garments. The lack of moral development among fanatical followers of Christianity, not in spite of the religion, but because of it. Religion’s use of sexual guilt to keep both men and women mentally enslaved to the church.
(44:40) Theocracy wrap-up. Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act. Bills in multiple states to exempt churches from state laws.
(57:46) The Vatican’s latest condemnation of same-sex marriage.