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589 Guarding the Wall of Separation Between Church & State with Warren Throckmorton


The Republicans in Congress have finally chosen a new Speaker of the House, and he’s a Bible-affirming, young Earth creationist, election denying, Southern Baptist. What does Mike Johnson’s rise say about the growing influence of Southern fundamentalism in politics? Then, Phil interviews Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter about their book, “Getting Jefferson Right,” and the attempts by Christian Nationalists to revise American history to remove the wall os separation between church and state. Also this week—the war between Israel and Hamas is getting worse and so is antisemitism around the world. Plus, Charlie Kirk says Halloween is in the Bible and it’s forbidden!


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0:00 - Intro


1:04 - Show starts


2:02 - Theme Song


2:25 - Sponsor - New Testament for Everyone


3:39 - Holy Post Border Trip


7:29 - Charlie Kirk on Halloween


12:59 - Latest on Israel and Gaza


28:10 - New Speaker of the House


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52:31 - Interview



Links mentioned in news segment:


Charlie Kirk: “Halloween is a dark, dark day. Not a fan of it.


He Seems to Be Saying His Commitment Is to Minority Rule’


Evangelical Mike Johnson ‘Raised Up’ as House Speaker



Other resources:

Getting Jefferson Right by Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter

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9 Comments


Josh
Josh
Nov 09, 2023

I have appreciated the thoughtful dialogue about the conflict, but can we discuss some positive aspects and inspirations, especially regarding the beautiful example set by many Palestinian and Israeli Christians? Can we talk about unity among our brothers and sisters in faith in Palestine and Israel who are committed to peacemaking and following the ways of Jesus, and can we say we stand with THEM? Here is an open letter from a group of Palestinian Christian organizations and institutions to churches in the West: https://www.change.org/p/an-open-letter-from-palestinian-christians-to-western-church-leaders-and-theologians And beautiful, inspiring music from The Voice of One Calling, an Israeli/Palestinian youth ministry that sings in Hebrew, Arabic, and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDSgT0cVtAM

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Ericka J I
Ericka J I
Nov 08, 2023

ohhh halloween. my church has had similar beliefs in the past, and i carried a burden of guilt and shame for a long time... but i think at some point i decided that the harmless fun costumes (we dont do scary here anyway), and the ability to drop in on some of our favorite neighbors is worth it. :) and i think it was THIS show that taught me that God is not that stupid - you cant get demons just from listening to music, or going trick or treating... if thats all it takes then none of us would ever be safe.

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Ericka J I
Ericka J I
Nov 08, 2023
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(my kids have genuine anxiety about the freaky stuff, and i think thats healthy. they LOVE dressing up and going to see friends :) )

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Mike Johnson's beliefs about Young Earth Creationism are one thing. His unrepentant support of Trump's "stop the steal" is another. (And his track record on LGBTQ rights is still another, though hopefully he can't do anything to roll those back.)

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Joshua Turpin
Joshua Turpin
Nov 03, 2023

Your decision to focus on only Israel’s perspective is disheartening. Asking “What is Israel supposed to do?” Without asking “What is Palestine supposed to do?” is taking a side. Israel has been breaking international law, creating its own apartheid, for more than 70 years. What are the Palestinians to do when they do not have their own government, are not allowed to walk down certain streets, have their livelihoods (1,000 year old olive trees) burned down, their homes taken? They need Israel’s permission to do anything, often through the IDF. Israel kills multiple times more people than Hamas every year. What are they supposed to do? How about both sides are in a difficult position (worsened by Israel creating an…

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I agree with most of this, though "What are they supposed to do?" is at least answered with "not what Hamas did, no matter what."

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Mark Norman
Mark Norman
Nov 02, 2023

As soon as someone spews out " America isn't a Democracy, it's a Republic..." just stop listening, nothing productive or intelligible will follow. In the context of differentiating forms of government the two words are basically synonyms.


Republic - a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.


Democracy - a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.


The United States is a Democracy and a Republic. Our particular brand of electing national leaders is broken beyond any logic, but here we are.

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