"Well, that escalated quickly"

May 04, 2018, 07:20 AM

We begin this week by discussing the Case of Paul Ryan and the Disappearing Chaplain. But in the time between recording this episode and releasing it, the chaplain in question rescinded his resignation and Paul Ryan gave in, restoring the chaplain to his position. 

You come at a Jesuit, ya best not miss, Mr. Speaker.

We also talked about the record number of Hindu candidates running for office as Democrats this year. 

And Amy spoke with Elijah Zehyoue, associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC, about the loss of a theological giant, Dr. James Cone.

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Discussed This Week:

House Chaplain Was Asked to Resign. He Still Doesn't Know Why (Elizabeth Dias, New York Times)

Paul Ryan dismissed the House chaplain. Wait, why does Congress even have a chaplain? (Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post)

Is the GOP at risk of losing Catholics? (Ronald Brownstein, CNN)

Trump May Be a 'Big Fan of Hindu,' But Hindus are Running--and Winning--As Democrats (Murali Balaji, Religion Dispatches)

At Hindu-American rally, Trump pitches India and U.S. as 'best friends' (Max Bearak, Washington Post)

James Cone, a Father of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79 (Jacey Fortin)

Why REI Stopped Selling Products That Support a Gun Manufacturer (Patrick Redford, Deadspin)

Vista Outdoor to Stop Manufacturing Guns (Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill)