–A Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay people has us thinking about the concept of “freedom of religion,” and how it ties in to a story involving judge C. Allen McConnell in our hometown.
–Have you seen that “Being an atheist is okay…Being a Christian is okay…” meme that has been floating around for a few years? Well, it’s dumb. We talk about why.
–The times, they are a’changing at the James Randi Educational Foundation. No longer a membership organization, the JREF will now award yearly grants. The Million Dollar Challenge is changing focus slightly as well.
–A ghost hunter in Yakima charged after assaulting another group of ghost enthusiasts in a so-called haunted schoolhouse.
–Zak Bagans, star of Ghost Adventures, buys Jack Kevorkian’s old assisted-suicide van.
–Recommendations: Jason, ever the True Crime nut, recommends “True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa,” by Michael Finkel.
–Speaking of crime, violent crime has been spiking in big cities all across the country. It also seems to be open season on the shooting of police officers. What is causing this? Furthermore, is it a momentary blip that will be over soon? Or a sign of things to come?
–We end tonight’s broadcast by talking about the recent deaths of Oliver Sacks, Wayne Dyer, and Wes Craven.
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