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: Satan in Iowa, Hell in Texas

Brad and Dan begin by discussing the abortion ruling in Texas, pointing to the ways that the vague wording in the law and the threats from state officials have made abortion effectively banned in the state. They discuss how the case represents a new chapter in the cruel approach to reproductive non-rights and what it means for the state and the nation.

They then pivot to Iowa, where a display by the Satanic Temple in the state’s capitol has led to a new Satanic panic. Brad reviews the Christian nationalist responses to the display and analyzes what it means for freedom of speech, religious liberty, and Christian privilege.

In the final segment Dan summarizes Trump’s dictator comments and Brad points to the spiritual warfare and revenge comments made by a pastor at Trump’s recent rally.

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