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Episode from the podcastStraight White American Jesus

Weekly Roundup: White Discomfort is a Powerful Weapon

Released Saturday, 2nd October 2021
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Brad and Dan discuss American values in relation to the ongoing debates among Democrats about the Biden administration's infrastructure bill. They discuss why Joe Manchin has been willing to vote for 9 trillion in military spending over the last decade, but doesn't want to invest in education, fighting climate change, or American families.
The bulk of the episode focuses on how White Christians use the feeling of discomfort as a justification for their exclusionary politics. Dan walks us through a fight in TN that wants to ban books that discuss race and segregation. The justification from parents is that such discussions make their children uncomfortable.
Brad then analyzes a recent piece from the Catholic League on how advances in LGBT rights = the diminishment of Christian rights.
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