Episode 224 – High Powered Murder Machines


This week we are joined by Erin Riley and talk about high powered murder machines, Irish nuns blocking principals, the impending doom of the Johnson Amendment, attacks on abortion and birth control, and more.

NEWS

8 were killed in the Manhattan truck attack
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Lower_Manhattan_attack

26 dead in Texas church shooting
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/texas-church-shooting/several-casualties-reported-texas-church-shooting-n817751

Irish nuns have blocked a Protestant and a single mom from principal jobs
https://extra.ie/news/irish-news/nun-blocks-unmarried-mothers-promotion

Pat Robertson claims that God may have let a 15 year old die to keep him from drinking or becoming an atheist
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/11/02/pat-robertson-god-let-a-15-year-old-die-to-stop-him-from-becoming-an-atheist/

GOP tax bill would allow churches to endorse political candidates
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/358447-gop-tax-bill-would-allow-churches-to-endorse-political-candidates

The House is has a bill that would ban abortions once heartbeats are detectable. That would be at about six weeks and effectively ban abortion.
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/358223-republicans-consider-ban-on-abortion-after-heartbeat-is-detected

The EPA cited the Bible in its rule to no longer allow scientists to advise them if they’ve done any research funded by the EPA
https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/epa-pruitt-new-science-advisors

Notre Dame is taking advantage of Trump’s new rules and dropping the coverage they aren’t providing (the insurance company is) for contraceptives
https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/31/16584026/notre-dame-birth-control

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