228 - Love Is In The Air

This week is an episode I've been looking forward to for a while! I had the opportunity to speak with Emily, Jase, and Dedeker hosts of the Multiamory Podcast. What is polyamory or multiamory? Well, according to their website: "Polyamory is consensual non-monogamy between two or more people, where all parties involved are knowledgeable of each other's existence, and open communication is present across all relationships. This means that everyone involved has agreed to allow each other to date, have sex, and cultivate meaningful relationships with multiple people."

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live out your relationships in a different way? This may be just what you need to get you going!

For more information about Jase, Dedeker, and Emily, check out their website: https://www.multiamory.com/

Even if you're not interested in living a polyamorous lifestyle EVERYONE who listens to their show will learn how to communicate better, I guarantee it!

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227 - Dealing with A-Holes

We've all been there, you try to make the best decision for you and all of the sudden BOOM rude emails and phone calls from a supreme A-hole! This week Luke and Tami let you inside what's been going on during Luke's career transition and how one particular person has been responding. This is a must listen for anyone who's ever encountered someone who reacts out of character from a normal human being. In this episode we talk about how to spot and A-hole, respond to an A-hole, and what some of the underlying issues are behind the A-hole's behavior. If you've ever had to deal with an A-hole let us know what they did and how you handled it! If you'd like to share your story email us at youratheistpastor@gmail.com

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226 - Republican Atheists

Have you ever said or heard someone say, "how can someone be an atheist and a Republican?" I sure have! In fact, I may have said it a few times in my life. Wonder no longer. This week founder of The Republican Atheists Lauren Ell joins us all the way from Sweden to talk mass migration, healthcare, Trump and so much more. Plus we have a new book to read this month for the "Your Atheist Book Club."

In addition to all this, find out why a church in Jeffersonville Indiana is in hot water over a bill board, a member of a hardcore anti-muslim political party in Germany just converted to Islam, and CBS wants you to be friends with God on Facebook.

Stick around till the end to hear about the "30 day mirror challenge"

Stay Godless Everybody

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225 - The State of What?

Happy Wednesday! That's right, another Wednesday show coming at you. Pastor Luke and Producer give their take on the State of the Union Address. Plus find out what happens when Jesus takes the wheel in Tennessee, it wasn't pretty. A judge in Texas hears god, and decides to tell the jury what god has to say. Also, Caila Lane joins us to talk about how she saw the light!

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224 - You Do You

This week Luke and Producer Tami talk about the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the Department of Health and Human Services. What does that mean for abortion rights, LGBTQ Rights, and access to contraception? Is this a step toward legalized discrimination?

The Satanic Temple achieved a major victory this week in their case before the Missouri Supreme Court, Florida is wasting everyone's time with a frivolous bill regarding their motto "In God we Trust" and one Missouri State representative is trying to literally redefine marriage.

We have another rousing edition of "I'm Sorry But I just Can't." And Luke and Tami talk about what it means to be selfish. Is it bad to be selfish? Why is there such a stigma attached? Why to we look up to people who follow their dreams, but then shrink when it comes time to pursue ours? 

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223 - Free College, Abortion, Anti-Vaccines and More!

On this special mid-week edition of the show we talk about free college, abortion, anti-vaccines, racism, beer, and more! Luke's good friend Jason stopped by for a special Instagram Q&A on Sunday. Jason is the owner of Sanctum Brewing Company in Pomona CA, he's a Christian, and describes himself as a Libertarian and/or Classical Liberal depending on the topic. 

We believe it's so important to have civil discussions with people who see the world differently. Jason and Luke both graduated from the same university but went different ways. This conversation is a great opportunity to hear what the "other side" has to say, and allows you to get out of your echo chamber (if you're in one). 

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222 - Can I Get a Witness

This week Pastor Luke talks to Jason Koester. Jason is an ex-Jehovah's Witness. Find out about what really happens inside those Kingdom Halls! You can follow Jason on Instagram @rational_thinking

Pope francis caused quite a stir this week with some comments he made about a suspected cover up in Chile, President Jimmy Carter is writing a book, and Luke and Tami take a hard look at what happened with Pastor Andy Savage from Memphis Tennessee. The way the church approaches sex and sexuality causes far more harm. Luke and Tami talk about taking a play right out of the swingers playbook to solve the problem.

Luke also talks about his first funeral as an "Atheist Pastor" better known as a Secular Celebrant. What happens when the family asks for a blessing? 

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221 - Listeners Sound Off

Pastor Luke and Producer Tami answer your questions this week. We had so many great calls and emails over the last month and this week we answer them. We also received some fun comments and some inspirational emails from listeners who were gracious enough to let us read them on the air. One of our favorites is about why we aren't vegan!

Also we talk about the imported anti-semitism that Germany is dealing with due to an increase in migration from Iraq and Syria. Find out why President Trump's travel ban may have actually helped the Muslim communities in the US, and if you've ever wished there was a "wikileaks" for churches, your wish just may come true. 

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220 - Hail Satan!

Happy New Year Church! We are so excited about the first show of the year. We are honored to be joined by the Chapter Head of the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles; Ali Kellog. We learned so much about Satanism, what it is, what members do, and perhaps most importantly what Satanism isn't. Also this week, Egypt is considering making atheism illegal, a mall owner in Texas decided to put a huge monument of the 10 commandments in his mall, and apparently now the US Federal Government is using taxpayer dollars to build churches. 

Plus, producer Tami offers her tips on who to cheer for during the playoffs this season. Stick around to the end, you won't want to miss the last 2 minutes.

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219- I Quit!

219- I Quit!

Thank you so much for such a great year! In 2017's final episode Pastor Luke and Producer Tami talk about some great things that took place in 2017. In today's culture of negativity it is so easy to get sucked down into a hole of despair. Challenges were also a part of 2017 for the Your Atheist Pastor show. Part of being human is about learning how to deal with the good and the bad.