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Oct 27, 2013

We discuss the puzzling sideshow of Diane Reidy, the stenographer who works for the US House of Representatives, who grabbed the microphone after the vote to end the government shutdown, ranting about the Freemasons, the Constitution, and how this was never One Nation Under God. Why did she do it? And what is a stenographer, anyway? See the whole thing here.

Plus:

Police in Montgomery, Alabama are dispatching clergy to crime scenes. While their intentions may be good, they are creating a dangerous and unnecessary relationship between government and religion. American Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have sent letters of objection.

Support a Kickstarter campaign to animate the story of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Check out the new miniseries documentary from Roderick Bradford called "American Freethought" (no connection to the American Freethought podcast), which explores "the history of secularism and censorship in America." For more visit AmericanFreethought.tv.