In this episode Doug talks about the recent release of secular agendas to the Biden-Harris transition team to help restore the separation of church and state. One particular word change could make some Christian nationalist heads explode and it isn’t saying Happy Holidays. Doug then complains about the infighting between mainstream Democrats and progressives now that the election is over and why it’s only hurting Democrats. Finally Doug mentions the latest religious freedom perversion from the US Supreme Court it allows some churches to ignore state public health orders.
In this episode Doug gets schooled on the Secular Voices Survey by Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera from Socioanalitica Research. Secular voters are more than atheist and agnostic and they are more political and more progressive than white Christian nationalists. Secular voters also are more concerned about the response to COVID-19. Dr. Navarro-Rivera also touches on the Latinx vote. Voters for Trump tended to come from countries where they were richer and a higher social class than Latinx voters in Arizona which went for Biden.
In this episode Doug talks to local activist Julian Mack about his run for Toledo City council and then I talk about a recent national news story involving a local high school and conservative propagnada website PragerU.
In this episode Doug talks to Sarah Levin from Secular Strategies, about her project Secular Democrats. Sarah discuss how the non-religious would find a good home in the Democratic party. She explains why the freedom to be a bigot is subverting religious freedom for all of us and finally they talk about the problem with Christian nationalists feeling entitled to our tax dollars.
In this episode, after a short statement about the non-indictments in the Breonna Taylor murder case, we try to find out why a Supreme Court vacancy was more different in 2016 than in 2020. Next Doug has a short interview with a friend who is running for elected office. Finally we discover if talking about anti-racism is racist.
In this episode Doug looks at another unjustified police shooting of a person of color in Kenosha Wisconsin and tries to figure out why a 17 year old with a police fetish murdered two protesters. Then he wonders why Speaker Nancy Pelosi lied when she claimed the national party would support incumbent Democrats this election year. Finally, he visits with the Secular Democrats of America at their first online meeting during the Democratic National Convention.