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In our first hour, we will discuss the First Amendment, separation of church and state, and religious privilege in America.
Our guest, Prof. Mitch, is a lawyer by training. He has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and as a community organizer. Currently, he is an administrator at a major New York university where he also teaches American constitutional law, criminal law, and oral advocacy.
Also joining us for the discussion is Robert Baty, who started a petition to the White House asking that the Obama administration lead an effort to get Congress to repeal the parsonage income tax exemption enjoyed by religious ministers.
In our second hour, Alex Grenier will be joining us to share a disturbing and explosive story. Alex was sued by his stepfather, a pastor and police chaplain, because of his writings about abuse. The lawsuit has outraged religious and nontheists throughout the country who started the #WhoWouldJesusSue movement.
Alex is the owner of CalvaryChapelAbuse.com, a blog dedicated to dealing with abuse and corruption in the Calvary Chapel System of Churches that claims 1,500 to 2,000 churches nationwide and all over the world.
At the top of the 3rd hour, we'll be joined by Judy Block-Jones, Midwest Associate Director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), who will tell us what SNAP thinks of the new pope.
We'll also talk about the #WhoWouldJesusSue campaign and religious abuse.
It's good to talk.