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Episode Five, Part One: "The Gospel According to Naomi" with Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart
The Christian bible is filled with contradictions, its text contested even among adherents. With so much of “the gospel” in question, where does one’s faith come from? David and Christina explore the meaning of faith, the state of American Christianity, and the separation of church and state with Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart. This is the first of two parts.
BONUS: "Secular Student Alliance" with Kevin Bolling
Calling All Secular High School and College Activists! For over two decades, the Secular Student Alliance has empowered secular students to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote secular values, and set a course for lifelong activism. The SSA provides scholarships and their national conference is coming up in June. Executive Director Kevin Bolling tells us all about it.
Episode Four: "So What's Our Strategy?" with Sarah Levin
So what do we do when the party that generally embraces secular values like bodily autonomy, democracy, and science, demonstrates an abject disinterest in its secular voters, despite representing a huge voting bloc? Could this be the biggest miscalculation in the Democratic party's strategy? Do we even have a strategy? Okay, that's a lot of questions. We talk with Sarah Levin, founder of Secular Strategies, seeking answers.
Episode Three: "Tenacious" with Rob Boston
When you consider how many laws and exemptions accommodate Christian Nationalists, and the militancy with which they fight to impose their extremist vision of America – from White supremacy to homophobia to vicious attacks on women’s healthcare – it’s not a stretch to see the battle lost. Thankfully, we have organizations like Americans United for Separation of Church and State litigating and lobbying on behalf of all American citizens of all beliefs.At their Summit for Religious Freedom last weekend in Washington, DC, hundreds gathered (including the entire Unreasonable team!), from faith leaders to atheists, from college-aged to seasoned activists, all working on the front lines to save our country from going the way of full-on theocracy. AU's senior advisor Rob Boston recaps the event with us.
Episode Two: "A Constant Battle" with Mikey Weinstein
For nearly 20 years, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has been on the front lines of calling out and litigating Christian Nationalism and religious indoctrination in the U.S. military. David and Christina talk to its founder, Mikey Weinstein, and his report from the field clearly illustrates America’s strong-armed bend towards theocracy. “It’s not a problem or an issue or a challenge,” he says. “It’s a national security threat.”
Nearly one-third of America’s voting electorate report no religious affiliation. Yet atheism, agnosticism, and simple religious non-affiliation remain the final taboo in U.S. politics. Along with journalists, academics, politicians, entertainers, activists and theologians, hosts David Brown and Christina Iacono break down that wall of silence by providing a bullhorn for all non-faith voters (as well as religious voters concerned with the Church’s political influence) in order to preserve the rights of all Americans and reinstate the long-held separation of Church and State that ensures it. Is that really so unreasonable?