Episode 236 – Shepherd’s Rod

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DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Shepherd’s Rod

NEWS

The former RNC chair went off on Evangelical leaders that support Trump.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-steele-evangelicals-trump_us_5a67f37be4b0e5630074aa39

A new Idaho Senate bill would make it easier to not vaccinate your children.
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2018/jan/23/idaho-senate-panel-votes-5-4-introduce-foremans-bill-making-immunization-waivers-easier/

There’s a Mississippi bill to require the Ten Commandments in every classroom and to be recited by teachers.
https://thinkprogress.org/mississippi-ten-commandments-school-2761e4095786/

A Missouri bill would give control over marriage to churches and leave civil units for those who don’t want a religious ceremony.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/24/mo-deaconlawmakers-bill-would-ban-marriage-unless-it-takes-place-in-church/#pgOgC5UPTTSAs9Cy.99

A Michigan State University DO responsible for sports medicine at the school and the US Olympic Gymnastics team has plead guilty to sexually assaulting more than 150 girls and young women he was interacting with professionally.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/us/larry-nassar-sentencing/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/26/us/larry-nassar-investigation-fallout-march/index.html

PATRON BONUS – A man in Tennessee, apparently very much under the influence of anything or everything, let Jesus take the wheel and flipped the car five times.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/tennessee-man-flips-car-five-times-letting-jesus-take-wheel/

The Satanic Temple is taking their case against Missouri’s abortion law to the state supreme court.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/25/s-nontheistic-religious-organization-dedicated-satanic-practice-and-promotion-satanic-rights/1066208001/

PATRON BONUS – A psychic has been ordered to return the $3.5 million she took from an elderly woman and pay the more than $700,000 in taxes she never paid.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/psychic-paid-3-5-million-from-elderly-woman-for-exorcisms-gets-prison-for-evading-us-taxes/

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