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Deception and Influence: A Close Look at LifeWise Academy

Christian Nationalists have targeted public schools. They ban books and discrimnate against trans kids. LifeWise Academy a well funded evangelical group based in Columbus is trying to install their model religious class in all Ohio schools without being truthful or transparent about their activities. We talk to Molly Gaines and Zachary Parrish two parents who are fighting back with their group Parents Against LifeWise.

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An Introduction to White Christian Nationalism

In this episode we focus on White Christian Nationalism and why it’s an existential threat not only to religious freedom for all but also a to democracy then we hear a keynote speech given by DR. ANTHEA BUTLER at the recent Summit for Religious Freedom

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Diverted Benefits: The Real Story About Ohio’s School Voucher Expansion

We update a school busing dispute with implications regarding church and state separation. We also look into the expansion of school vouchers in Ohio, revealing that the program primarily benefits higher-income families already in private schools rather than helping low-income students in struggling public schools.

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Religious Privilege Above The Law – Dad’s Place Church Bryan Ohio

Pastor Chris Avell was criminally charged for housing the homeless in his church. Where do we draw the legal line especially when the lives of those struggling is in the balance?

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Standing Up for Trans Kids and Secular Freedom in Ohio

Rev. Gary Click the Fremont Baptist preacher who pretends to be an Ohio represenative spikes the football, smiles, and laughs as the Ohio House overrides a Governor veto on Click’s gender affirming care and trans women in sports ban. Then we look at the recent release of the State of the Secular States report from American Atheists

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Voices Unheard: Examining Global Challenges to Freedom of Thought

The 2023 Freedom of Thought Report is featured as well as talking about the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

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Being Secular During Religious Holidays and the Real Origins of the Religious Right

What if the Christmas tree had more to do with paganism than Christianity? What if your favorite holiday celebrations were more inclusive, less religious, and yet equally festive? And find out the real origin of the religious right

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Defending Church-State Separation: A Conversation with Andrew Seidel

Join us for a captivating conversation with the esteemed Andrew Seidel, vice president of strategic communications for Americans United.

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Guess What Happens When Christian Nationalists Write A Reproductive Rights Amendment?

In this episode we mention how much fun we had at the recent Maumee Summer Fair then we talk about how Christian Nationalists like State Senator Theresa Gaverone violated state rules to hijack the Reproductive rights amendment in order to lie about what it actually does for pregnant individuals in the state.

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The Christian Nationalist Ideologies of a Law School Professor

Professor Lee Strang is a Christian Nationalist law professor who is the go to guy for the religious extremists in the Ohio state house when they need conservative justifications for hurting the people of Ohio. Strang also founded a public charter school that is really religious. He also believes the 1st amendment doesn’t apply to atheists or secular humanists.