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Welcome to the American Freethought podcast! American Freethought was produced from 2007 to 2016 and ran 265 episodes. We're currently featuring encore releases of all episodes, one a day, starting on January 1, 2017. 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!

May 22, 2017

Encore release May 22, 2017.

 

We look at the aftermath of highschooler Jessica Ahlquist's First Amendment victory in Rhode Island. After winning a lawsuit to have a prayer banner removed from a public high school, Ms. Ahlquist has received threats and harassment--even local florists refuse to deliver flowers to her...


May 21, 2017

Encore release May 21, 2017.

 

We'd barely shouted "Happy New Year!" when 2012's first religious controversy reared its ugly head. In this case, Cee Lo Green changed the lyrics to John Lennon's classic "Imagine" during the NBC broadcast.

Tim Tebow has been catching a lot of flak lately over his pious kneeling on the...


May 20, 2017

Encore release May 20, 2017.

 

We mourn the death of journalist and activist Christopher Hitchens, who died December 15th after a long battle with cancer. We'll read from some of his recent work, share our favorite stories and Hitch quotes, and read what others are saying about him.

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May 19, 2017

Encore release May 19, 2017.

 

Rick Perry plays the homophobia card in his latest TV advertisement.

Holiday displays in Leesburg, Virginia stir a free speech controversy

The co-discoverer of a new earth-like world wants to call it the "Christmas planet."

The wife of Eddie Long ("Bishop" of Atlanta-based New...


May 18, 2017

Encore release May 18, 2017.

 

Critics of Barack Obama take the president to task for not having enough god-talk in his annual Thanksgiving message.

Not so much a War on Christmas as a Theocratic Beachhead Established over the Christmas Break: Georgia Republican Senator Bill Heath submitted a bill on November...