Potstirrer Podcast

Potstirrer Podcast

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical... Show More
August 4, 2020 24 min

CONTENT WARNING: The following episode includes discussion of physical and sexual abuse, including the abuse of children. Listener discretion is advised.

In this flashback bonus episode first released as a Patreon bonus episode in August 2018 originally entitled "Abuse: Endorsed by Scripture?," Jaye discusses the use of Romans 13:1-5, a passage in the Bible invoked by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the White House Press Secretary at the time, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to justify the separation and detainment of families seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. What does this Bible passage really mean - in a historical and contemporary context - if Sessions and Sanders are correct? Jaye outlines the danger of using religious passages to justify oppressive government actions. This episode also includes fresh new commentary that frames this episode in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests.

Twitter: @potstirrercast
IG: @potstirrerpodcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/
Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com

Citations:

"Christian Persecution." Open Doors USA. https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/

Honarvar, Ari. 2018. "A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center." The Nation. July 27. https://www.thenation.com/article/six-year-old-girl-sexually-abused-immigrant-detention-center/

McCammon, Sarah. 2018. "Who is Andrew Brunson, the Pastor Prompting Sanctions Threats Against Turkey?" National Public Radio. July 26. https://www.npr.org/2018/07/26/632700877/who-is-andrew-brunson-the-pastor-prompting-sanctions-threats-against-turkey

Stiller, Brian. 2018. "Faith in Russia: What Does it Mean?" Christianity Today. March 17. https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/march/faith-in-russia-what-does-it-mean.html

"US Pastor Brunson Goes on Trial in Turkey After Arrest in Coup Crackdown." 2018. The British Broadcasting Corporation. April 16. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43781891

Additional Reading:

Bonner, Raymond. 2018. "America's Role in El Salvador's Deterioration." The Atlantic. Jan 20. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/trump-and-el-salvador/550955/

"How US Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Today's Mass Migration." 2016. The Conversation. October 31. http://theconversation.com/how-us-policy-in-honduras-set-the-stage-for-todays-mass-migration-65935

Perrigo, Billy. 2016. "The Devastating Effects of American Intervention in Guatemala." The Panoptic. November 19. https://thepanoptic.co.uk/2016/11/19/american-intervention-guatemala/

Music:

Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/

Ocean composed by THBD
Licensed under a Creative Commons License.(CC BY 3.0)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Artist: https://soundcloud.com/thbdsultan

Amazing Grace composed by Audionautix
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Boards composed by Francis Preve

Slow Burn composed by Corbyn Kites

Share
Mark as Played

Chat About Potstirrer Podcast

Popular Podcasts

Crime Junkie
Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Should Know
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
The Ben Shapiro Show
The Ben Shapiro Show
Tired of the lies? Tired of the spin? Are you ready to hear the hard-hitting truth in comprehensive, conservative, principled fashion? The Ben Shapiro Show brings you all the news you need to know in the most fast moving daily program in America. Ben brutally breaks down the culture and never gives an inch! Monday thru Friday.
    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.