In the 50th episode of Potstirrer Podcast, Jaye reacts to the Mueller report - or really, the Barr Letter summarizing the report filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Are the conclusions Attorney General William Barr came to regarding the report accurate? What do we know about Barr, and should he be trusted?

Jaye makes the argument that any finding from the Mueller report likely won't matter in terms of repercussions for Donald Trump, but nevertheless, it is vital that the report be released to the public in full. Iran-Contra, the decline of the US as the leader of the free world, and the importance of truth in the latest from Potstirrer Podcast!

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CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, child molestation, and domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised.

R. Kelly has been an R&B superstar for two decades, with hit songs such as "I Believe I Can Fly" and "I Wish," and winning several music awards, including three Grammys. But while Kelly has enjoyed mainstream success, throughout his career, he has been plagued by allegations of sexual involvement with underage girls and inappropriate, abusive relationships with women and girls.

Recently, the documentary miniseries "Surviving R. Kelly" was released on Lifetime, discussing allegations of Kelly's sexual misconduct, including more recent allegations that he keeps women and girls captive in an abusive "sex cult." The documentary featured interviews with several accusers, family members of alleged victims, former business and personal associates, and family members.

R. Kelly has not been convicted of any crime related to the sexual misconduct and abuse allegations, and he has denied all accusations.

In this episode, Jaye discusses the R. Kelly documentary with her brother, the author of Gods of Life and co-owner of Shining Otaku Comics, Ervin Johnson II. Jaye and Ervin talk about Kelly's history, the #MeToo movement, and women's empowerment. The episode also includes a "palate cleanser" segment where they discuss manga (Japanese comics), Shining Otaku, and Gods of Life.

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Citations/Resources:

"The Criminal Justice System: Statistics." RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
https://www.rainn.org/statistics/criminal-justice-system

Gibbs, Rosemary. 2019. "R. Kelly Charged in Chicago With Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse." Forbes, February 22. https://www.forbes.com/sites/adriennegibbs/2019/02/22/r-kelly-charged-in-chicago-with-aggravated-criminal-sexual-abuse/#4a59fd2d4756

Sobol, Rosemary, and Megan Crepeau. 2019. "R. Kelly Walks Out of Cook County Jail After Paying More Than $160,000 in Overdue Child Support." Chicago Tribune, March 9. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-r-kelly-released-20190309-story.html

"Surviving R. Kelly" - Lifetime Network
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CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of homophobia, anti-LGBTQ bigotry, sexual assault and suicide. Listener discretion is advised.

The relationship between the American church and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people has all too often been rocky, and conflict is inflamed by opposition by churches and Christian political institutions to equal rights for LGBTQ Americans. Opposition to equal rights for LGBTQ Americans is based on the belief among many Christian traditions, denominations, and sects that homosexuality and transgender identity are morally wrong, based on how they interpret a handful of Bible verses.

In Part I of a two-part series, Jaye focuses on the non-affirming position of many Christian institution as it relates to sexual orientation. She examines the "clobber" verses, making the argument that the non-affirming position is not conclusively supported by the Bible. What damage is being done to LGBTQ people, both inside and outside the church because of the non-affirming doctrine of many American churches? And - can you be Christian and affirming?

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Citations:

"Addressing Anti-Transgender Violence." Human Rights Campaign/Trans People of Color Coalition. https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/HRC-AntiTransgenderViolence-0519.pdf?_ga=2.212877463.266057429.1552114026-1186084336.1552114026

"Attempts to Change Sexual Orientation." University of California - Davis. https://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_changing.html

Blair, Ralph. 2013. "Clobber Passages." Evangelicals Concerned, Inc. http://ecinc.org/clobber-passages/

Helminiak, Daniel A. 2000 [1994]. What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality. Novato, CA: Alamo Square Press.

Mallory, Christy, Brown, Taylor N.T., and Kerith J. Conron. 2018. "Conversion Therapy and LGBT Youth." The Williams Institute: UCLA School of Law. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Conversion-Therapy-LGBT-Youth-Jan-2018.pdf

Ryan, Caitlin, Toomey, Russell B. Diaz, Rafael M. and Stephen T. Russell. 2018. "Parent-Initiated Sexual Orientation Change Efforts with LGBT Adolescents: Implications for Young Adult Mental Health and Adjustment." Journal of Homosexuality. November 7, pp.1-15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30403564

Shidlo, Ariel, and Michael Schroeder. 2002. "Changing Sexual Orientation: A Consumers' Report." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2002. 33:3, pp. 249-259. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a8fa/f008ed1c74f105da2ddaf5d20172033e2d4a.pdf

Vines, Matthew. 2014. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. New York: Convergent Books.

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When most Americans think of late civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we often picture a unifying Christian minister who used non-violence to advance his dream of racial equality in the United States. But in death, has Dr. King been whitewashed?

In the final installment of this two-part series, Jaye provides an overview of Dr. King's transformation - from "outside agitator" to "colorblind civil rights icon." She examines the making of a hero in the American consciousness, and how willful distortion of Dr. King's legacy served a political and social purpose. Is our society that different today than the society of the 1960s? And how has the "rehabilitated" King given the United States an easy out from its original sin of racism?

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When most Americans think of late civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we often picture a unifying Christian minister who used non-violence to advance his dream of racial equality in the United States. King would have been 90 years old this year, had he not been assassinated. We observe his birthday every January, and often hear his name invoked, as well as that of other civil rights leaders, in February during Black History Month.

But in death, has Dr. King been whitewashed?

In the first installment of a two-part series, Jaye discusses some widely-held beliefs regarding Dr. King and the world in which he lived. She provides context for Dr. King's life, and sets the record straight on a respected, but misunderstood historical figure.

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In response to Vice-President Mike Pence stating Christian education should be off-limits to criticism, defending his wife Karen's decision to teach at a Christian school that excludes the LGBTQ community, hashtag #ExposeChristianSchools, started by scholar and exvangelical Chris Stroop @c_stroop, went viral, particularly on Twitter.

Jaye discusses the need for extremist ideology and abusive behavior in evangelical Christian schools to be exposed, and the importance of providing space for those who have lived through attending Christian schools to share their experiences. Jaye also shares a couple of personal stories from briefly attending a Christian elementary school.

Why are right-wing politicians, conservative media, and evangelical Christian leaders hostile to people coming forward with the truth about evangelical Christian education?

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It's a new year, and Jaye ushers in 2019 with thoughts on the government shutdown, advice for the Democratic Party regarding the 2020 presidential election, and a read on Vice President Mike Pence. What makes Pence worse than Trump, and why would a Pence presidency be worse for the United States than Trump remaining in office?

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Citations:

Bruni, Frank. 2018. “Mike Pence, Holy Terror.” The New York Times. July 28. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html

Cain, Aine. 2018. “Inside the Trump-Endorse Marriage of Mike Pence, Who Calls His Wife ‘Mother’ and Refuses to Dine With Other Women.” Business Insider. February 22. https://www.businessinsider.com/mike-pence-marriage-wife-karen-2017-10

Cross, Lauren. 2017. “Pence Rejects East Chicago’s Request for Emergency Declaration.” The Times of Northwest Indiana. January 18. https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/pence-rejects-east-chicago-s-request-for-emergency-declaration/article_f11de049-2f52-5551-8d44-03f094f3742e.html

Cross, Lauren. 2018. “HUD: East Chicago Disregarded HUD Policies, Failed to Evaluate, Remove Contamination for Housing Projects in Superfund Site.” The Times of Northwest Indiana. January 22. http://interactive.wbez.org/curiouscity/east-chicago/

D’Antonio, Michael, and Peter Eisner. 2018. The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Ewing, Walter, Martinez, Daniel E., and Ruben G. Rumbaut. 2015. “The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States.” American Immigration Council. July 13. https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/criminalization-immigration-united-states

Green, Lloyd. 2018. “Mike Pence: Power, Religion and America’s ‘Shadow President.’” The Guardian. August 28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g90YK0tSW38

Kaltwasser, Jared. 2018. “Early Intervention Could Have Prevented Indiana’s HIV Outbreak.” MD Magazine. September 27. https://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/intervention-could-have-prevented-indianas-hiv-outbreak

“Lead Poisoning.” Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/lead-poisoning

“Lead Poisoning and Health.” World Health Organization. August 23, 2018. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/lead-poisoning-and-health

Mahler, Jonathan, and Dirk Johnson. 2016. “Mike Pence’s Journey: Catholic Democrat to Evangelical Republican.” The New York Times. July 20. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html

Mayer, Jane. 2017. “The Danger of President Pence.” The New Yorker. October 23. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/23/the-danger-of-president-pence

Morlin, Bill. 2018. “Study Shows Two-Thirds of US Terrorism Tied to Right-Wing Extremists.” Southern Poverty Law Center. September 12. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/12/study-shows-two-thirds-us-terrorism-tied-right-wing-extremists

Nowrasteh, Alex. 2015. “Immigration and Crime – What the Research Says.” Cato Institute. July 14. https://www.cato.org/blog/immigration-crime-what-research-says

Salas-Wright, Christopher P., Vaughn, Michael G., Schwartz, Seth J., and David Cordova. 2016. “An ‘Immigrant Paradox’ for Adolescent Externalizing Behavior? Evidence from a National Sample.” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. January, 51:1, pp. 27-37.

Stack, Liam. 2016. “Mike Pence and ‘Conversion Therapy’: A History.” The New York Times. November 30. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html

Stark, Kevin. 2018. “How Pollution Seeped Into the Lives of East Chicago Residents.” WBEZ 91.5 Chicago. June 17. http://interactive.wbez.org/curiouscity/east-chicago/

Thrasher, Steven W. 2018. “Mike Pence is Still to Blame for an HIV Outbreak in Indiana – but for New Reasons.” The Nation. October 4. https://www.thenation.com/article/mike-pence-is-still-to-blame-for-an-hiv-outbreak-in-indiana-but-for-new-reasons/

Twohey, Megan. 2016. “Mike Pence’s Response to HIV Outbreak: Prayer, Then a Change of Heart.” The New York Times. August 7. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html

Walsh, Joan. 2017. “Why Mike Pence is Worse than Donald Trump.” The Nation. August 22. https://www.thenation.com/article/why-mike-pence-is-worse-than-donald-trump/

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For this year’s “War on Christmas” holiday special – Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they react to strange stories and answer listener questions. Jaye waxes poetic about KFC on an open fire while Chuckles reveals something that even Jaye didn’t know about him.

 

Citations:

 

“Col. Harland Sanders 11 Herbs and Spices Firelog.” KFC. https://www.kfc.com/fire-log

 

 “German Chocolate Factory Spill Makes for Sweet Street.” Reuters. December 12, 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/german-chocolate-factory-spill-makes-sweet-street-n947301

 

Hay, Andrew. 2018. “No Free Money in New Jersey: Police Want Spilled Banknotes Back.” Reuters. December 13. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-jersey-truck-money/no-free-money-in-new-jersey-police-want-spilled-banknotes-back-idUSKBN1OD059

 

Hooper, Ben. 2018. “Deputies Find Suspected Burglar Was Deer Trapped in Bathroom.” UPI. December 13. https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/12/13/Deputies-find-suspected-burglar-was-deer-trapped-in-bathroom/4181544730120/

 

Hooper, Ben. 2018. “KFC Creates Fried Chicken Scented Fire Log.” UPI. December 13. https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/12/13/KFC-creates-fried-chicken-scented-fire-log/7401544720429/

 

Wamsley, Laurel. 2018. “Satanic Sculpture Installed at Illinois Statehouse, Just in Time for the Holidays.” National Public Radio. December 4. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/673422143/satanic-sculpture-installed-at-illinois-statehouse-just-in-time-for-the-holidays

 

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In November of 2018, 26 year old American explorer and missionary John Allen Chau was killed by the Sentinelese people, an isolated tribal group living on North Sentinel Island off the coast of India. Chau went the island illegally in order to share with them about Christianity. The incident is controversial, sparking outrage, consternation, and even admiration. Were Chau's actions worth the cost of his life? And could his actions cost the Sentinelese people their lives as well? Jaye discusses the parties involved in the incident, Christian missionary work, and why history matters when unpacking the discomfort some have with the idea of missions.

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Timelapsed Tides composed by Asher Fulero

In light of the growing normalization of white supremacy and related forms of bigotry in the United States, Jaye focuses on the debate between unfettered free speech and the regulation of hate speech. What does "free speech" truly mean in the US context, and why does it matter? Should "dangerous" speech be made illegal? Jaye also discusses libertarian ideology - specifically how, despite its emphasis on individual rights, it may fall short in the realm of free speech. In a corporatocracy, should we consider ensuring free speech rights in relation not only to government, but also to businesses, especially in the Internet age?

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The 2018 midterm elections are here! In this episode, Jaye talks midterm predictions, the Voting Rights Act, millennials and Gen Z, and voter suppression. Jaye also discusses a major think tank responsible for the current Republican agenda, and which supplies the manpower behind GOP presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. Why does this organization have a vested interest in subverting democracy? Can the American people overcome the anti-democratic measures of right-wing politicians and save this country? Listen for more!

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Citations:

"African American Population Distribution Post-Emancipation." 2016. Dartmouth College. February 22. https://journeys.dartmouth.edu/censushistory/2016/02/22/african-american-population-distribution-post-emancipation/ (November 4, 2018)

Arthur, Rob, and Allison McCann. 2018. "How the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act Led to Hundreds of Closed Polls." Vice. October 16. https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/kz58qx/how-the-gutting-of-the-voting-rights-act-led-to-closed-polls (November 4, 2018)

Brophy, Alfred L. "Guinn v. United States (1915)." The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=GU001 (November 04, 2018)

Berman, Ari. 2011. "The GOP War on Voting." Rolling Stone. August 30. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/the-gop-war-on-voting-242182/ (November 4, 2018)

Foner, Eric. 2018. "South Carolina’s Forgotten Black Political Revolution." Slate. January 31. https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/01/the-many-black-americans-who-held-public-office-during-reconstruction-in-southern-states-like-south-carolina.html (November 4, 2018)

"Forecasting the Race for the House." FiveThirtyEight. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/#lite (November 1, 2018)

"Forecasting the Race for the Senate." FiveThirtyEight. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/senate/#lite November 1, 2018)

Kao, Emilie. 2018. "How Religious Freedom Erodes, One Step at a Time." The Heritage Foundation. August 7. https://www.heritage.org/religious-liberty/commentary/how-religious-freedom-erodes-one-step-time (November 4, 2018)

Mahler, Jonathan. 2018. "How One Conservative Think Tank is Stocking Trump's Government." The New York Times. June 20. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/magazine/trump-government-heritage-foundation-think-tank.html (November 4, 2018)

Onion, Rebecca. 2013. "Take the Impossible 'Literacy' Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s." Slate. June 28. https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/06/voting-rights-and-the-supreme-court-the-impossible-literacy-test-louisiana-used-to-give-black-voters.html (November 4, 2018)

"Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Was Included on the List The Heritage Foundation Helped Compile." 2018. The Heritage Foundation. August 31. https://www.heritage.org/impact/supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-was-included-the-list-the-heritage-foundation-helped (November 4, 2018)

Weyrich, Paul."'I Don't Want Everybody to Vote.'" August 1980. https://youtu.be/pN7IB-d7Hfw (November 4, 2018)

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What if the religious extremism Americans should be most concerned about comes from Christianity? In this episode, Jaye explores the authoritarian, extremist elements of American evangelicalism and the overwhelming support of Donald Trump by white evangelical Christians. Jaye also discusses the Quiverfull movement, the increasing emphasis on authoritarianism and control within evangelical Christian colleges, dominionism, racial reconciliation, evangelical support for Donald Trump's inhumane policies, and parallels between right-wing evangelicalism and ultra-conservative Islam.

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Citations:

Boorstein, Michelle, and Julie Zauzmer. 2018. "White Evangelical Christians Fail to Condemn Family Separations at US Border." The Independent. June 20. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-evangelical-christians-trump-us-mexico-border-families-separation-a8407776.html (October 21, 2018)

Bort, Ryan. 2018. "Why Trump Will Never Lose Evangelical Support." Rolling Stone. August 29. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-evangelicals-716947/ (October 21, 2018)

Cox, Daniel, and Robert P. Jones. 2015. "Deep Divide Between Black and White Americans in Views of Criminal Justice System." Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). May 7. https://www.prri.org/research/divide-white-black-americans-criminal-justice-system/ (October 21, 2018)

Frey, William H. 2018. "The US Will Become 'Minority White' in 2045, Census Projects." The Brookings Institution. March 14. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/14/the-us-will-become-minority-white-in-2045-census-projects/ (October 21, 2018)

Garrison, Greg. 2018. "Why Evangelical Christians Support Trump." AL.com. August 29. https://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2018/08/why_evangelical_christians_sup.html (October 21, 2018)

Gjelten, Tom. 2018. "Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies." National Public Radio. March 27. https://www.npr.org/2018/03/27/591140811/christian-colleges-are-tangled-in-their-own-lgbt-policies (October 21, 2018)

Green, Emma. 2017. "A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention." The Atlantic. June 14. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-southern-baptist-convention-alt-right-white-supremacy/530244/ (October 21, 2018)

Johnson, Andre E. 2018. "The Fallacy of Racial Reconciliation." Patheos. March 16. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rhetoricraceandreligion/2018/03/fallacy-racial-reconciliation.html (October 21, 2018)

Joyce, Kathryn. 2006. "Arrows for the War." The Nation. November 9. https://www.thenation.com/article/arrows-war/ (October 21, 2018)

Lenoe, Matthew. 2018. "Right-Wing Warnings Pose Far More Danger to America than Left-Wing Violence." The Washington Post. September 28. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/28/right-wing-warnings-pose-far-more-danger-america-than-left-wing-violence/?utm_term=.fe6b1724095b (October 21, 2018)

Masci, David. 2015. "Compared With Other Christian Groups, Evangelicals' Dropoff is Less Steep." Pew Research Center. May 15. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/05/15/compared-with-other-christian-groups-evangelicals-dropoff-is-less-steep/ (October 21, 2018)

Mutz, Diana C. 2018. "Status Threat, Not Economic Hardship, Explains the 2016 Presidential Vote." PNAS. May 8. 115 (19) E4330-E4339. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/04/18/1718155115 (October 21, 2018)

Peters, Stephen. 2017. "Trump Administration Explains Vote Against United Nations Resolution." Human Rights Campaign. October 3. https://www.hrc.org/blog/trump-admin-votes-against-resolution-condemning-death-penalty-for-same-sex (October 21, 2018)

Stroop, Christopher. 2018. "Authoritarian Christianity, Or, What Franklin Graham Really Means When He Equates Progressivism with Godlessness." Not Your Mission Field (blog). May 30. https://chrisstroop.com/2018/05/30/authoritarian-christianity-or-what-franklin-graham-really-means-when-he-equates-progressivism-with-godlessness/ (October 21, 2018)

Stroop, Christopher. 2018. "Want to Know the Future of 'Trumpvangelicals' in America? Look at Their Colleges." Playboy. September 25. https://www.playboy.com/read/want-to-know-the-future-of-trumpvangelicals-in-america-look-at-their-colleges (October 21, 2018)

Thomson-DeVeaux, Amelia. 2018. "Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation." FiveThirtyEight. June 21. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-rank-and-file-evangelicals-arent-likely-to-turn-on-trump-over-family-separation/ (October 21, 2018)

Wong, Janelle. 2018. "This is Why White Evangelicals Still Support Donald Trump. (It’s not economic anxiety.)" The Washington Post. June 19. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/06/19/white-evangelicals-still-support-donald-trump-because-theyre-more-conservative-than-other-evangelicals-this-is-why/?utm_term=.6aa6ec7efe64 (October 21, 2018)

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Episode 38 - Voting Still Matters...For Now

With the voter registration deadline upon us in many states, Jaye discusses the long-term impact of the vote, and why getting registered to vote and exercising the franchise is important in saving our democracy. She explains how voting in conservatives to federal and state offices over time has led to increased money in politics and reduced political impact from individual voters, especially poor Americans and ethnic minorities. Despite this, Jaye argues that voting still makes a difference, and that focusing on non-voters can help bridge the gap caused by voter suppression.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, particularly in the second main segment of the episode. Please be advised.

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Citations:

Park, Alex. 2014. "10 Supreme Court Rulings—Before Hobby Lobby—That Turned Corporations Into People." Mother Jones. July 10. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/how-supreme-court-turned-corporations-people-200-year-saga/ (October 5, 2018)

"‘Partisan Warfare’: How Republicans Took Control of Congress." 2016. University of Pennsylvania. August 4. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-republicans-took-control-of-congress/ (October 5, 2018)

"Voter Turnout." FairVote. https://www.fairvote.org/voter_turnout#voter_turnout_101 (October 5, 2018)

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Political science researchers Benjamin Knoll and Cammie Jo Bolin join Jaye in this episode to share with listeners their knowledge and research on women clergy, and talk about their new book, She Preached the Word. The researchers discuss some of the book's themes, including the barriers to ordination of women, the acceptance of women clergy in congregations, and the effects they have on their congregations. They also discuss their research methodology, including the new, original data collected and analyzed to arrive at their findings. How do women clergy affect the self-esteem and outlook of women and girls in their congregations, and how might women in religious leadership affect the prospects of women leadership in other areas of public life?

Order the book She Preached the Word: https://www.amazon.com/She-Preached-Word-Ordination-America/dp/0190882360/

Additional Resources by Knoll and Bolin:

"Ten Things to Know About Women's Ordination in the United States": https://blog.oup.com/2018/06/womens-ordination-united-states/
"Who Supports Women's Ordination in America? It's Not Who You Might Think.": https://religioninpublic.blog/2018/06/11/who-supports-womens-ordination-in-america-its-not-who-you-might-think/
"New Research Shows that Women's Ordination Boosts Trust and Commitment Among Some American Worshippers": https://religionnews.com/2018/06/29/new-research-shows-that-womens-ordination-boosts-trust-and-commitment-among-some-american-worshipers/
"It's Good for Girls to Have Clergywomen, Study Shows" https://religionnews.com/2018/07/17/its-good-for-girls-to-have-clergywomen-study-shows/

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Episode 36 - Power and Purity

Several scandals involving sexual harassment and sexual abuse have been uncovered recently in a number of churches across the Christian landscape. Why is abuse within the church such a huge story, why does it occur, and what can churches do better to reduce abuse occurrences and respond to these incidents? Jaye discusses a few of these recent scandals - delving into authoritarianism, sexual repression, and purity culture, and how these mechanisms can enable perpetrators and silence victims.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual activity, sexual assault and child abuse. Please be advised.

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Citations:

"As Pope Ignores Claims He Shielded Sex Abuser, Some Catholics Struggle." 2018. CBS News. August 29. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-no-comment-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-cover-up-vigano-letter/ (September 9, 2018)

Burton, Tara Isabella. 2018. "Megachurch Leadership Resigns to Protest Their Church's Handling of Sexual Misconduct Allegations." Vox. August 9. https://www.vox.com/2018/8/7/17657730/bill-hybels-willow-creek-steve-carter-resigned-allegations-sex-harassment (September 9, 2018)

Galli, Mark. 2018. "We Need an Independent Investigation of Sovereign Grace Ministries." Christianity Today. March 22. https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/march-web-only/sovereign-grace-need-investigation-sgm-mahaney-denhollander.html (September 9, 2018)

Goodstein, Laurie. 2018. "How the Willow Creek Church Scandal Has Stunned the Evangelical World." The New York Times. August 9. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/us/evangelicals-willow-creek-scandal.html (September 9, 2018)

Gryboski, Michael. 2018. "Rachael Denhollander's Former Church Apologizes for Mishandling Ex-Gymnast's Concerns." The Christian Post. June 1. https://www.christianpost.com/news/rachael-denhollanders-former-church-apologizes-mishandling-ex-gymnasts-concerns-sovereign-grace-224568/ (September 9, 2018)

Moon, Sarah, and Jo Reger. 2014. “’You Are Not Your Own:’ Rape, Sexual Assault, and Consent in Evangelical Christian Dating Books.” Journal of Integrated Social Sciences. 4(1): 55-74. http://www.jiss.org/documents/volume_4/issue_1/JISS%202014%204(1)%2055-74%20Christian%20Dating%20Books.pdf (September 9, 2018)

"New York, New Jersey, Launch Investigations Into Catholic Church's Handling of Sex Abuse Allegations." 2018. CBS News. September 6. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-new-jersey-launch-investigations-into-catholic-churchs-handling-of-sex-abuse-allegations/ (September 9, 2018)

"Part Three: Life in Christ." Catechism of the Catholic Church. S2:C2:A6 http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a6.htm (September 9, 2018)

Showalter, Brandon. 2018. "Bishop Apologizes for Groping Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin's Funeral." The Christian Post. September 3. https://www.christianpost.com/news/bishop-apologizes-groping-ariana-grande-aretha-franklin-funeral-227155/ (September 9, 2018)

Sheehan, Andy. 2018. "301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys & Girls’" KDKA-TV. August 14. https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-diocese-sex-abuse-grand-jury-report-released/ (September 9, 2018)

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Many of us think of demagogues as charismatic leaders who hold an extreme degree of power over their supporters. But why do people fall for demagogues? In this episode, Jaye takes a deep dive into the subject of demagoguery - exploring how we understand and debate political and social issues. What does a country run by demagoguery mean for democracy?

 

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Citations:

Balmer, Randall. 2014. "The Real Origins of the Religious Right." Politico. May 27. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133 (August 26, 2018)

Ladd, Chris. 2017. "Pastors, Not Politicians, Turned Dixie Republican." Forbes. March 27. https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisladd/2017/03/27/pastors-not-politicians-turned-dixie-republican/#3857ed00695f (August 26, 2018)

Meet the Press. 2018. "Rudy Giuliani: 'Truth Isn't Truth'" NBC News. August 19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CljsZ7lgbtw (August 26, 2018)

Merritt, Carol Howard. 2017. "Liberty University, Your Roots are Showing." The Christian Century. May 15. https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/liberty-university-your-roots-are-showing (August 26, 2018)

Perlstein, Rick. 2012. "Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy." The Nation. November 13. https://www.thenation.com/article/exclusive-lee-atwaters-infamous-1981-interview-southern-strategy/ (August 26, 2018)

Roberts-Miller, Patricia. 2017. Demagoguery and Democracy. New York: The Experiment.

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Highly-rated Latino Christian fiction author Allison K. Garcia is back on Potstirrer Podcast to share with listeners information about her upcoming novel, Finding Amor. Allison chats with Jaye about the inspiration for the new book, writing about characters in a different culture than her own, the family separation crisis on the US/Mexico border, and more! Allison even gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect from Finding Amor!

*Note: Please excuse the sound quality of the episode, as I am testing out new ways of recording interview episodes. - Jaye

Pre-Order Finding Amor on Amazon.com

Allison's Book Recommendations:
-Waking Up White (2014) - Debby Irving
-Plantation Jesus (2018) - Skot Welch and Rick Wilson
-The Distance Between Us (2012) - Reyna Grande

Collaboration Blog: Diversity Between the Pages 

Allison's Recommended Action Groups:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): https://www.aclu.org/
Virginia Organizing: https://virginia-organizing.org/
Families Belong Together: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/
Coming to the Table: https://comingtothetable.org/
Faith in Action: https://www.faithinaction.org/

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With Donald Trump verbally capitulating to Vladimir Putin during the Helsinki summit July 16, the Russia investigation heating up, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating the NRA for potential money laundering for the benefit of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Trump is clearly embroiled in a great deal of controversy. But in the face of it, Trump tells the American people to believe him over the facts that are publicly available. Evangelical leaders are also steering their flock toward belief in Trump - elevating their defenses of Trump over the Bible they state is inerrant. Will there come a time where Trump Christians will have a moment of clarity and decide that their deal with the devil is untenable?

Citations:

Blitzer, Ronn. 2018. “Update: White House Fixes Omission in Trump/Putin Transcript.” July 25. https://lawandcrime.com/legal-analysis/white-house-may-have-broken-federal-law-by-doctoring-trump-putin-video/

Ingraham, Christopher. 2018. “Two Charts Demolish the Notion That Immigrants Here Illegally Commit More Crime.” The Washington Post. June 19. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/19/two-charts-demolish-the-notion-that-immigrants-here-illegally-commit-more-crime/?utm_term=.ede8e5f1e92c

“Maria Butina is the ‘Spy’ the Trump Administration Asked For: Talker.” 2018. USA Today. July 19. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/19/maria-butina-alleged-spy-trump-administration-asked-talker/800507002/

Martin, Michael. 2018. “Send Your Paycheck or Face the Wrath of God, says Trump Pastor.” Metro. January 9. https://www.metro.us/president-trump/send-paycheck-says-trump-pastor-paula-white

Mazzetti, Mark, and Katie Benner. 2018. “12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation.” The New York Times. July 13. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/us/politics/mueller-indictment-russian-intelligence-hacking.html

Naham, Matt. 2018. “Mueller has Likely had ‘Secret’ Access to NRA Docs Revealing Origins or $30 Milion Spent on 2016 Election.” Law & Crime. July 2. https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/mueller-has-likely-had-secret-access-to-nra-docs-revealing-origins-of-30-million-spent-on-2016-election/?utm_source=engageim

“National Rifle Association.” 2016. Open Secrets. https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cycle=2016&cmte=National%20Rifle%20Assn

Nowrasteh, Alex. 2018. “Criminal Immigrants in Texas: Illegal Immigrant Conviction and Arrest Rates for Homicide, Sexual Assault, Larceny, and Other Crimes.” CATO Institute. February 26. https://www.cato.org/publications/immigration-research-policy-brief/criminal-immigrants-texas-illegal-immigrant

Schwartz, Ian. 2018. “Trump: Don’t Believe the Crap You See from These People on Fake News.” Real Clear Politics. July 24. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/07/24/trump_dont_believe_the_crap_you_see_from_these_people_on_fake_news.html

Smith, Chris. 2018. “’Coincidence Number 395’: The NRA Spent $30 Million to Elect Trump. Was it Russian Money?” Vanity Fair. June 21. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/the-nra-spent-dollar30-million-to-elect-trump-was-it-russian-money

Swaine, Jon. 2018. “Maria Butina: Ties Emerge Between NRA, Alleged Spy and Russian Billionaire.” The Guardian. July 26. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/26/maria-butina-nra-svetlana-nikolaeva-konstantin-nikolaev

Tharoor, Ishaan. 2018. “Trump’s Helsinki ‘Disgrace’ Caps a Destructive European Trip.” The Washington Post. July 17. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/17/trumps-helsinki-disgrace-caps-a-destructive-european-trip/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.03ef347bbd70

“'These Children Are Being Trafficked, We Must Have Stricter Border Laws': Pastor Paula White Tours Migrant Detention Facility.” CBN News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSSBPrtAAqI

Van Dyk, Ted. 2018. “To Beat Trump, Get a Grip.” The Wall Street Journal. July 23. https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-beat-trump-get-a-grip-1532386992

“What Lies Ahead for Donald Trump and the Church.” 2016. Center for Moral Clarity. November 17. http://cmc.rodparsley.com/News.aspx?nid=4982

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With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court by Donald Trump, many pro-life Americans are rejoicing at the pick. Their hope is that Kavanaugh's elevation to the Court will signal the end of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Jaye explores the question - what will happen if Roe is set aside by the US Supreme Court? Will this achieve the goal of ending abortion, or is that truly the goal? And - to Americans who are staunchly pro-life regarding abortion, is symbolism more important than the outcome of protecting life?

Also - Jaye shares her experiences attending the Families Belong Together Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was one of many around the country protesting the Trump Administration's immigration policies  June 30, including the policy of family separation at the US-Mexico Border.

Citations:

“CFPB Sues Nation's Largest Student Loan Company Navient for Failing Borrowers at Every Stage of Repayment.” 2017. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. January 18. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-sues-nations-largest-student-loan-company-navient-failing-borrowers-every-stage-repayment/ (July 15, 2018)

Gantz, Sarah. 2018. “Ever Been Depressed? Had Cancer? Pre-Existing Conditions Can Define Your Future.” Chicago Tribune. July 3. http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-depressed-cancer-preexisting-conditions-20180703-story.html (July 15, 2018)

Leasca, Stacey. 2018. “These States Will Likely Ban Abortion if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.” Glamour. July 10. https://www.glamour.com/story/trigger-law-states-will-ban-abortion-roe-v-wade-reversed (July 15, 2018)

Moreau, Julie. 2018. “House Republicans Advance Adoption Amendment Critics Say is ‘Anti-LGBTQ.’” NBC News. July 12. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/house-republicans-advance-adoption-amendment-critics-say-anti-lgbtq-n891041 (July 15, 2018)

Mulhere, Kaitlyn. 2018. “Betsy DeVos is Telling States to Stop Cracking Down on Student Loan Companies.” Time. March 9. http://time.com/money/5193456/devos-student-loan-servicers-state-regulations/ (July 15, 2018)

Stratford, Michael. 2018. “CFPB Says Education is Obstructing Access to Navient Records.” Politico. July 12. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-education/2018/07/12/cfpb-says-education-is-obstructing-access-to-navient-records-277104 (July 15, 2018)

Piepenburg, Claudia. 2018. “Private Prisons Play a Large Role in Current Immigration Policy.” The Coast News. July 11. http://www.thecoastnews.com/private-prisons-play-a-large-role-in-current-immigration-policy/ (July 15, 2018)

“Private Prisons.” American Civil Liberties Union. https://www.aclu.org/issues/smart-justice/mass-incarceration/private-prisons?redirect=issues/mass-incarceration/privatization-criminal-justice/private-prisons (July 15, 2018)

“Private Prisons in the United States.” 2017. The Sentencing Project. August 28. https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/private-prisons-united-states/ (July 15, 2018)

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Several US Supreme Court rulings in June that have emboldened Donald Trump and the GOP, and have left Democrats reeling. In addition, US Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, which means the Trump administration has another opening they can fill on the court. Jaye discusses these and related developments, seeks to place them into perspective. In the wake of these events, Jaye aims to provide messages of admonishment, motivation, and hope.

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Citations:

Crisp, Elizabeth. 2018. “Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs Law Restoring Felon Voting Rights After Five Years.” The Advocate. May 31. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_8f432008-6515-11e8-a42c-4f773f2862c5.html (July 1, 2018)

Gidda, Mirren. 2017. “Most Terrorists in the US are Right Wing, Not Muslim: Report.” Newsweek. June 22. http://www.newsweek.com/right-wing-extremism-islamist-terrorism-donald-trump-steve-bannon-628381 (July 1, 2018)

Kendall, Brent, and Jess Bravin. 2018. “Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban.” The Wall Street Journal. June 26. https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-upholds-trump-travel-ban-1530022794 (July 1, 2018)

King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1963. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” April 16. https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html (July 1, 2018)

Liptak, Adam. 2018. “Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions.” The New York Times. June 27. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-unions-organized-labor.html (July 1, 2018)

Liptak, Adam. 2018 “Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Purge of Voting Rolls.” The New York Times. June 11. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/us/politics/supreme-court-upholds-ohios-purge-of-voting-rolls.html (July 1, 2018)

Mashable Daily. “All the Times Trump Has Called for Violence at His Rallies.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIs2L2nUL-0

More Information:

Trump v. Hawaii: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/trump-v-hawaii-3/

Janus v. AFSCME: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/janus-v-american-federation-state-county-municipal-employees-council-31/

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/husted-v-philip-randolph-institute/

State-by-State Felon Voting Rights: https://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000286

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