Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 53: Gerald Posner, Author of God’s Bankers

Our latest podcast guest is Gerald Posner, an investigative journalist and author of several books, including ones about the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..

His latest book is God’s Bankers, all about the Vatican’s finances and how the Church got involved with the Mafia and money launderers.

We spoke with him about how he followed the trail of the Church’s money, what the Vatican Bank is used for, and the advice he has for investigative journalists.

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Texas GOP Rep. Matt Schaefer Wants to Force Women to Give Birth… Even When the Fetus Has No Chance of Survival

The war on women is still going strong in Texas.

In a bill concerning the operations of Texas Department of State Health Services, State Rep. Matt Schaefer (below) recently threw in an unbelievable amendment that would ban abortions if the “fetus has a severe and irreversible abnormality.”

In other words, even if a fetus has no chance of survival, Schaefer believes a woman should be forced to carry it to term.

Because Jesus.

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Woman Who Vandalized Satanic Display in Florida Capitol Now Trying to Capitalize on Her Crime

Late last year, we learned that The Satanic Temple’s display in the Florida State Capitol Building had been vandalized.

It turned out that the vandal was Susan Hemeryck, a 54-year-old Tea Party activist who wore a shirt with the phrase “Catholic Warrior” on it.

At the time, she said this about her crime:

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Al Qaeda Takes Credit for Slaughter of Atheist Bloggers, Saying the Attackers “Taught a Lesson to Blasphemers”

Back in February, author Dr. Avijit Roy (below) and his wife Rafida Bonya Ahmed were returning home from a book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh where they were promoting Roy’s latest work when two assailants came after them with cleavers and “hacked them mercilessly.”



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Can You Be an Astrophysicist if You’re Dyslexic? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Fantastic Response to a Girl’s Question

At a recent Neil deGrasse Tyson lecture, an eight-year-old girl asked the astrophysicist if he had any colleagues who were dyslexic.

He answered yes… and then kept going, offering an uplifting and beautiful response:



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