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episode 71: I am pro-reproductive rights 100% part 2

"Prohibition of forced sterilization and forced abortion

The Istanbul convention, the first legally binding instrument in Europe in the field of violence against women and domestic violence, prohibits forced sterilization and forced abortion:

Article 39 – Forced abortion and forced sterilizationParties shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to ensure that the following intentional conducts are criminalized: a performing an abortion on a woman without...



episode 70: I am pro-reproductive rights 100% part 1

"Reproductive rights are legal rights and freedoms relating to reproduction and reproductive health that vary amongst countries around the world...



episode 69: The concepts of "porn addiction" and masturbation in Evangelical churches

"Buchs, Gallagher, and Pure Life Ministries believe that Evangelical churches are filled with “porn addicts.” What should we make of this assertion? Is “porn addiction” even a thing? Sure, people can become addicted to many things, but has Internet porn turned half of all teen and adult Evangelical church members into addicts? Imagine for a moment an Evangelical megachurch with 20,000 members...



episode 68: Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene Is Fact, Not Fiction

"The publication on Nov. 12, 2014 of the book I co-wrote with Prof. Barrie Wilson, The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, has caused a worldwide theological firestorm, including demonstrations in India. I was even the butt of one of Bill O'Reilly's attacks and have challenged him to an on-air debate. So far, he's demurred...



episode 66: Religious cult survival

"1) "You just need to work through your bitterness." -Teryn

Bitterness. It's a good idea to pretty much never use that word in particular. Bitterness, in fundie-speak, is a tool to silence anyone who is being critical. If you're accused of "bitterness," it means that you are incapable of viewing any situation or person "correctly," that you lack the capacity for love and grace, and what you actually need to work on is yourself...



episode 65: Toxic theology

"Examples of Religious Trauma Syndrome

While RTS can be different depending on the religion, practices, or beliefs, it typically has a common component of fear and manipulation. Individuals may be told that they will be separated from God, face social ruin, or go to hell based on their adherence to a certain set of traditions or belief...



episode 64: The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity's effect on the mind (Some religious beliefs may alter brain function, making us more prone to anxiety and depression)

“I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a psychological, emotional and spiritual mess.” --A former Evangelical

If a former believer says that Christianity made her depressed, obsessive, or post-traumatic, she is likely to be dismissed as an exaggerator...



episode 63: 5 Signs That You May Be an Ambivert

"Careers where ambiverts thrive

In general, ambiverts are likely to thrive in careers that involve a balance of collaboration and time spent working independently. That’s because it allows them to use both introvert and extrovert traits. An ambivert might excel in these careers:


Sales people have to be persuasive, while also considering a customer’s needs. Ambiverts have a natural ability to switch between talking and listening...



episode 62: Can you explain what pro-choice means and pro-life means?

"Can you explain what pro-choice means and pro-life means? When my family talks about abortion I think they’re saying “pro-choice” and “pro-life” wrong, but I’m not sure.

The pro-choice and pro-life labels are confusing for a reason: They force people into just two boxes for all their religious, moral, political, and practical beliefs on abortion. Still, a lot of people use these labels (like your fam)...



episode 61: My being pro-choice doesn't make me anti pro-life, I make the pro-life community feel belonged

"A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Texas law that bans most abortions, delivering an early victory to the Biden administration in its legal challenge to the law.

In a 113-page order, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman of Austin said the law is an "offensive deprivation of such an important right" and said state actors, including judges and court clerks, can no longer enforce its provisions...