Episode 238 – Shepherd’s Rod part 2

This week we’re joined by Mikey Pullman and talk about some local drama, revisit the Shepherd’s Rod, and talk about the latest news. We went long so patrons will get a few extra news stories and longer discussion of the stories totaling nearly 30 minutes.

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DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Shepherd’s Rod part 2

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NEWS

Update: More details on Boise priest
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/crime/retired-boise-priest-facing-child-sexual-exploitation-charges-out-on-bond/277-515831492

In the midst of record high temperatures in Boise, the Idaho legislature has again rejected the climate change sections of the state’s science curriculum.
https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/cold-shoulder-idaho-legislature-committee-censors-climate-change-from-public-hearing/Content?oid=9152577

Eleven Hildale, UT city employees resign over religious beliefs
https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46257457

Patron Only – A Utah state legislator who voted in favor of stricter punishments for prostitution has resigned after two sessions with an escort where the state paid for the hotel room have come to light
https://nypost.com/2018/02/09/lawmaker-accused-of-using-taxpayer-money-for-sex-with-escort/

The Michigan town of Bay View is being sued for it’s Christians only rules.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/09/christians-only-town-bay-view-michigan

Evangelical megachurch leader and Trump advisor Gloria Copeland said not to get a flu shot since Jesus will protect you.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/gloria-copeland-trump-adviser-flu-shot-jesus-god-christian-evangelical-healing-miracle-a8197801.html

Patron Only – A Somali-American gay atheist escaped from his family in Kenya the night before he would be taken to a gay conversion camp thanks to Ex-Muslims of North America, the US Embassy, and Ithaca college
https://theithacan.org/opinion/escaping-gay-conversion-therapy-in-kenya/

Iran has sentenced an Iranian-American couple to prison for being Zoroastrians
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1236956/middle-east

Half of Iranians want the nation’s hijab requirements dropped
http://www.dw.com/en/half-of-iran-wants-to-drop-headscarf-laws-government-report/a-42462263

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