October 23, 2019 Church and State Part 3 (Thoughts and Prayers)

Episode 12

Should religious prayers be allowed in government sessions and public schools? Do we need to make space for satirical "religions"? What about state symbols and rituals in our religious spaces? Can we be religious in the public sphere or should we only default to secular, scientific ways of being?

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

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Franklin quote
https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/benfranklin.htm


Rowan county case:
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article224219600.html


Wallace vs Jaffrey 1985
https://www.britannica.com/event/Wallace-v-Jaffree


Pastafarian in AK invocation
https://www.apnews.com/06c11b92f92d427a8a38b5f1ab583080


Flags in sanctuaries:
Jewish: https://www.jta.org/2018/07/03/united-states/synagogues-started-putting-american-flags-sanctuary 

Karaoke songs!
Living on a Prayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk
I Wanna Dance with Somebody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA
Strokin’ (by Clarence Carter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gMkiOPSeA
Gangster’s Paradise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPO76Jlnz6c
It Wasn't Me (Shaggy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTMgX1PDGAE