Pell in a Cell Edition

Feb 28, 12:00 PM

In this week’s episode, Cardinal Pell will start rethinking that ‘clearing his name’ strategy, professional skeptic Susan Gerbic teaches us how to catch a mentalist predator, and the Pope will name a long series of children they didn’t rape.


Extra special thanks to Don Ford (voice of fantasy and adventure) for helping out with Bible Piece Theater this week. And apologies for not thanking or crediting him during the episode! Sorry Don!!!


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Headlines:

Pope Calls for “All-Out Battle” on Child Sex Abuse… But Offers No Solutions: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/24/pope-calls-for-all-out-battle-on-child-sex-abuse-but-offers-no-solutions/

Pat Robertson: Gay People Just Want “Their Weird Way of Doing Sex” Legitimized: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/25/pat-robertson-gay-people-just-want-their-weird-way-of-doing-sex-legitimized/

Skeptics set a trap and a so-called "celebrity medium" fell for the hoax: https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/operationpizzaroll-thomas_john

Cardinal Pell is going to jail: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-26/george-pell-guilty-child-sexual-abuse-court-trial/10837564?fbclid=IwAR1HZHkAmoliYaDrz1IhsEUmJxy7FF62JENp8xP5JbSIA1bIy9ukHFGt-w8

Canada is Using Foreign Aid Money to Send Homeopathic “Doctors” to Honduras: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/24/canada-is-using-foreign-aid-money-to-send-homeopathic-doctors-to-honduras/

Almost All Flat Earthers Say YouTube Videos Convinced Them, Study Says: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/20/almost-all-flat-earthers-say-youtube-videos-convinced-them-study-says/


This Week in Misogyny:

Trump administration redefines domestic abuse: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-domestic-abuse-sexual-assault-definition-womens-rights-justice-department-a8744546.html?fbclid=IwAR23uEOkUhDDjZbzy6DjaWducJ9FJMztS2JCDYzUyIPHuzNsGbY6PBOI0

Trump administration cuts funding to planned parenthood again: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/02/22/trump-administration-bars-family-planning-clinics-that-provide-abortion-referrals-million-program/?utm_term=.271da90d5be6