Atheist Nomads

We host a weekly show out of Boise, ID covering the latest in religious leaders behaving badly, church/state entanglement issues, and other topics of interests to atheists. On occasion we also do interviews with leaders in the atheist, skeptic, and humanist community.


episode 324: What the Moloch?

As it turns out I suck at taking a break, so here’s a shorter episode with a combo news story/Dustin’ off the Degree. We look at Todd Starnes conversation with Robert Jeffress that got Starnes fired, who Moloch is, child sacrifice now and in the Bible, impeachment, and more.

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Fox News Host Todd Starnes Out After Saying Democrats Worship Pagan God Moloch


What is Moloch

  • MLK -bastardized in the Septuagint to sound distinct from King
  • Child Sacrifice – Getting the attention of the king of heaven
  • Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22
  • Jephthah in Judges 11:30-40
  • Mesha, king of Moab in 2 Kings 3:25-27
  • Are Democrats sacrificing children?
  • Are Republicans worshiping the king?

Starnes fired by Fox over this – Why not blacklist Jeffress? – Fox is distancing from Trump while avoiding alienating him – Is Starnes a scapegoat

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 2019-10-08  22m