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Potstirrer Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Jaye PoolWebsite

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more


12 - Crisis of Authority

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes sensitive subjects, such as sexual assault, rape, and child abuse, which may be triggering to some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. In today's episode, Jaye talks religious "insider baseball" regarding the Nashville Statement and American evangelicalism. After a turbulent August in the United States with Charlottesville and Hurricane Harvey, and Trump's words and actions regarding domestic terrorism, transgender people in the military, the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, and his desire to roll back DACA, prominent evangelical leaders have failed to address the issues of the current age. The Nashville Statement demonstrates a missed opportunity for American evangelical leadership to show true Christian love towards LGBT Americans. Furthermore, Jaye discusses why their actions in a Trumpian America have constituted an abdication of their spiritual authority. Citations: Billeaud, Jacques. 2011. "Critics: 'Tough' Sheriff Botched Sex-Crime Cases." Associated Press. December 4. (September 3, 2017) Branson-Potts, Hailey. 2017. "After Harvey, Texas Rallies to Rescue Cats and Dogs, with Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina." Los Angeles Times. September 2. (September 3, 2017) Dickerson, John. 2008. "A Phony Murder Plot Against Joe Arpaio Winds Up Costing Taxpayers $1.1 Million." Phoenix New Times. October 28. (September 3, 2017) "Nashville Statement." 2017. Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. August 29. (September 3, 2017) Shapira, Ian. 2017. "Finding the White Supremacists who Beat a Black Man in Charlottesville." The Washington Post. August 31. (September 3, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton

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