Episode 12: Prayers for Rain

This podcast is for the week of 9/5/2011 to 9/11/2011.

News Items for this Week: Three homosexuals murdered in Iran for being Gay. In Uganda AIDS patients pray for a cure instead of taking medicine. A statue of the Virgin Mary is credited with preventing a home from burning in the Texas wildfires. The jobless are encouraged to take their resume to church and put it on the altar to help them get a job. Rick Perry has a pray for rain weekend backfire, emphasis on FIRE. Perry cuts budgets for protecting against wildfires. Bachmann wants to get rid of the Department of Education, citing the constitution. Ron Paul wants to eliminate all funding for Planned Parenthood. New photos of the moon landing from the Lunar Orbiter. Clergy not admitted to 9/11 ceremony. Rick Perry cites Galileo when asked about climate change.
Clips used:

Intro clip: Steve Hughes: the “straightness” of gay men, and the “gayness” of straight men. Segment clips: Jesus Camp, “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen, “What Ever Happened to Mary,” Chumbawamba, Apollo 11 recording.

Links to articles:

Three Men Hanged For Having Gay Sex In Iran: Reports

Prayer Cures AIDS, Claims Uganda Health Minister Tied To New Apostolic Reformation

Family credits Virgin Mary statue for saving their house from wildfire

Texas cut wildfire-battling agency budget this year

Bachmann: Why is there a Department of Education?

NASA Spacecraft Images Offer Sharper Views of Apollo Landing Sites

Rick Perry’s Galileo Metaphor Is Totally Backwards

2 comments on Episode 12: Prayers for Rain

  1. Ceres Piper says:

    Loved this episode – especially the discussion about Ron Paul and his illogical want to cut Planned Parenthood funding.

    Like Gem, it is truly outrageous.

    Keep up the good work, guys.

  2. ManaCostly says:

    I love this podcast, the segway soundclips really crack me up some times.

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