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Welcome to American Freethought, an atheist podcast hosted by John C. Snider. If you like what you hear, please share with your friends. For more content (blog posts and not just podcast episodes) visit AmericanFreethought.com. Thanks!

Jul 14, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, I discuss various religious controversies that arose as part of the Space Race, including the Apollo 8 reading from the Book of Genesis on Christmas Eve 1968; Buzz Aldrin's observance of Communion during Apollo 11; and the successful campaign by the Apollo Prayer...


Jun 30, 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled that a 40-foot-tall Christian cross in Bladensburg, Maryland is actually a suitable war memorial for all war dead, even if they weren't Christian. I speak with Monica Miller, who argued the case before the Court on behalf of the American Humanist Association. We also talk about Monica's work...


Jun 16, 2019

Coffee County (Tennessee) District Attorney Craig Northcott refuses to pursue domestic violence cases involving same-sex couples, simply because he disagrees with the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges. He also believes Muslims have no rights under the Constitution because they don't worship the right...


Jun 2, 2019

I discuss Kevin M. Kruse's 2015 book One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America.

Plus:

Ken Ham's Ark Park is hilariously suing its insurance company for failure to cover rain damage.

In Alabama (where some probate judges have stopped issuing marriage licenses, lest they be forced to issue...


May 19, 2019

Conservative Max Boot writes an excellent op-ed in the Washington Post titled "It's time for us to have an unapologetic atheist in the Oval Office." Amen, brother. If you're interested, check out Boot's latest book The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right.

Televangelist Pat Robertson has said not one but two...