THE Kevin Garcia

This week Vi and I explore the sometimes confounding world of liberal christianity with our tour guide Kevin Garcia. In the past we’ve shied away from conflict and debate with theists, leaving the crossfire to other ACA programs but tonight we just had to know, how can you be christian and queer? Kevin describes themself as a digital pastor and life coach, clothier and tarot reader. We’ll uh… see how it goes.

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Designing Relationships with Marie D'Elephant

Everyone’s Favorite Agnostic, Marie D’Elephant joins us August 8th for a conversation about the relationship escalator and how to negotiate the relationship of your dreams. Catch us tonight at 7 CDT as we discuss all things sex and love and how to custom build the love of your life. Take a look and be sure to come back afterwards for some footnotes.

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Following up on Facebook 'Facts'

This week Serafina joined Vi and I to sort through the ongoing struggle of learning just enough to stay informed but not too much as to feel paralyzed. In our complex, controversial world of memes and soundbites we endeavoured to dig just deep enough on the summer’s most perplexing taglines, and somehow ended up doing an hour long Netflix review. Have a look.

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Keep America Queer

Earlier this summer Pastor Tommy McMurtry of Liberty Baptist Church, along with a slew of others, gathered in Florida for the ‘Make America Straight Again’ conference, deliberately drawing attention to themselves during pride month and the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub attack. McMurtry, who hasn’t shied away from internet backlash and tomfoolery, spoke with a producer at the Atheist Community of Austin explaining his rationale. That conversation is the subject of heavy analysis via the AEN channel Atheist Vanguard, who invited me to offer some insight.

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Comedia...comediAnnes...Comediennes?

It’s comediennes right? Or female comedians? Or just funny…people? I don’t have it all sorted out but we sat down with friend of the show and Austin area comic Lana Del Cray to discuss what it’s like being a woman in comedy and to try and understand why Jaime and I are anything but the funniest people on the show.

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Toxic Pop

For the Fourth of July we sat down with Dr. Darrel Ray to discuss the real or imagined threat of toxic love in pop culture. We dive into our favorite pop songs and highschool heart breaks to bring you this secular take on love, lust and power ballads. We promise to never give you up, let you down, run around or desert you so be sure to take a look.

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Recovery From Religion with Dr. Darrel Ray and Matt Dillahunty

This week I actually get to meet, in person, for really reals, the Dr. Darrel Ray, creator of the original Secular Sexuality. We’ll be talking about his work across various platforms including Recovery from Religion, the Secular Therapy Project and this history of the show. Joining us is one of the faces of the ACA, the highly esteemed Matt Dillahunty.

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Storytelling Stripped Down to it's Best

Maritza has a unique business and skill set, so it makes only sense that she would join us to talk about one of our more interesting sexual oddities, Stripped Storytelling. We’ll be talking about this unique take on…burlesque? stripping? porn? Hopefully we’ll sort it all out during the show, make sure to check it out tonight at 7p CST and check back here afterwards for footnotes.

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Secular Therapy Project Research

Dr. Caleb Lack, the director of Recovering from Religion's Secular Therapy Project, is conducting research examining the experiences of the non-religious in therapy. If you consider yourself non-religious (atheist, agnostic, freethinker, secular humanist, etc.) and you have ever been to see a therapist or counselor of some kind, would you please consider taking 15 minutes to answer some questions?

Modern Day Debate

This was my first ever ‘debate style’ video and my first time stepping out from underneath the ACA umbrella. Not my most polished work but I’m excited to share it with you. Our conversation failed to address some of the sticker points of religious belief- questions of ‘why’ and ‘for whom’ got swept aside as we considered the more general repercussions of the christian faith on our sex lives. Hope I was able to offer some insight but I’d love to hear your take. Check it out below.

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One's and Two's- Comparing Perspectives

This week we are joined on Secular Sexuality by our creator and producer emeritus Dr. Darrel Ray, author of the exquisite Sex & God and The God Virus as well as our very own Jenna Belk. It’s an ACA homer’s episode where we address the gender binary and life path of atheism. Catch the episode at 7p CST and check back here afterwards for some FOOTnotes.

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