Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Weekly Roundup: Examining the Fallout: Trump’s Verdict, SCOTUS Revelations, and Texas Curriculum

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Brad and Dan discuss the harsh rhetoric from the American right in response to Trump’s recent conviction on 34 felonies, including calls for retribution against Democrats. They explore the significant ethical issues surrounding Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. The episode also covers Texas’ proposed public school curriculum changes that push a Christian-centric education, and reactions from a Mexican American family’s departure from Idaho due to feeling unwelcome. The hosts emphasize the dangers of the current conservative landscape and its implications for American politics and education.

00:00 Introduction: Should Democrats Be in Jail?

00:26 Reactions to Trump’s Conviction

01:04 Exploring the Supreme Court Fallout

02:09 Texas School Curriculum Controversy

02:33 Weekly Roundup and Personal Updates

04:04 Discussion on Trump’s Verdict and Political Reactions

18:30 Clarence Thomas and Supreme Court Ethics

29:26 Frustration with Institutional Norms

30:08 Texas School Curriculum Controversy

31:54 Religious Influence in Education

38:46 Parental Concerns and Ignorance

46:01 Texas GOP Convention Highlights

53:25 Mexican American Family’s Idaho Experience

59:46 Concluding Thoughts and Reasons for Hope

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