American Freethought Podcast
Podcast 153 - Subsidizing Religion

We interview Dr. Ryan T. Cragun, lead author of the study "How Secular Humanists (and Everyone Else) Subsidizes Religion in the United States," published in the June/July 2012 issue of Free Inquiry. Cragun is also the co-author of the upcoming book Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? An Election Year Guide to Mitt Romney's Religion (paperback).

Also...Not to be outdone by North Carolina, Indiana has now taken up the banner of bigotry against gay rights. This time it's the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana, who offered up wild applause when a toddler got up to sing "Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven." How very Christian of them. 

Finally...It looks like President Obama's vocal support for gay rights is making an impact. One recent survey shows 54% of the American public support same-sex marriage, while another survey shows a sharp increase in approval within the black community. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you're in Atlanta Sunday, Jun 10th, come to the Atlanta Freethought Hall to hear Gina Colianni, outgoing president of Kennesaw State University's Student Coalition for Inquiry. She'll be speaking on "The Ins and Outs of Being a Student Secular Leader."

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June 9, 2012. Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

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