A Christian and an Atheist Walk into a Bar
Recent Supreme Court Rulings and the White Power Movement
July 09, 2022
Neil Newton and Philip Thompson
We said Episode 10 was the season finale, but then SCOTUS unleashed a series of really stupid and damaging rulings and we needed to talk about it. One of the questions we keep hearing is, "Why do guns have more rights than women?" It seems like an obvious logical contradiction, but historian Kathleen Belew has shown that within the white power movement lots of guns and complete opposition to abortion form a twisted sort of coherence.
In this episode
- we spend a lot of time talking about Belew's book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (in fact you should probably just turn off this podcast and go get a copy right now),
- Phil digs into Psalm 139 and explains why it can't possibly mean what the pro-life movement thinks it means,
- and Neil makes his first foray into biblical exegesis by examining how Exodus 21 gives us some context for understanding the Bible in relation to arguments about abortion.