About This Show
A weekly politics and religion podcast hosted by Nish Weiseth (Cosmopolitan, The BBC, Deseret News) and Amy Sullivan (TIME Magazine, Yahoo News, NYTimes).
It's called Impolite Company because the rules of etiquette say that you're not supposed to talk about either politics or religion in polite company - presumably because those two topics can get people a little riled.
But, if this is where being polite has gotten us, it's clearly not working.
Most Recent Episode
22: "There's a lot of collateral damage."
Nish and Amy are back together again!
This week we talk about the abrupt resignation/retirement of Willow Creek's founding pastor Bill Hybels after one of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment wrote publicly about her story. When it comes to championing women in ministry, Hybels has been one of the good guys in evangelicalism. But good guys are not immune to abusing their power.
We also take up an alarming BuzzFeed News analysis of Muslim-bashing by American politicians that documents instances in 49 states, primarily by GOP officeholders.
And we ended by talking about Amy's recent piece in the New York Times about Trump and evangelicals, in which she argued that 80 percent of white evangelicals would vote against Jesus Christ himself if he ran as a Democrat.
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Discussed This Week:
[Why It's a Big Deal That Evangelical Pastor Bill Hybels Just Stepped Down Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations](https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/04/why-its-a-big-deal-evangelical-pastor-bill-hybels-just-quit-amid-sexual-misconduct-allegations.html) (Ruth Graham, Slate)
[Vonda Dyer's Statement Re: Chicago Tribune and Bill Hybels](https://vondadyer.weebly.com/blog) (VondaDyer.com)
[Flawed Process, Wounded Women](https://www.nancylortberg.com/) (statement from former Willow Creek board member Nancy Ortberg)
[Shining the Light on the Truth](https://veritasbetold.wixsite.com/website) (statement from former Willow Creek Elder Betty Schmidt) [Why We Can't Move On](http://www.nancylbeach.com/blog/2018/4/11/why-we-cant-move-on) (statement from former Willow Creek pastor Nancy Beach)
[State and Local Republican Officials Have Been Bashing Muslims. We Counted.](https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahallam/trump-republicans-bashing-muslims-without-repercussions?utm_term=.hvj0Nz8GXQ#.qiEN9kPR8E) (Hannah Allam and Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News)
[Trump's Christian Soldiers](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/31/opinion/sunday/trump-evangelicals-christians-easter.html) (Amy Sullivan, New York Times)
[Depolarize](http://badchristianmedia.com/depolarize/) podcast (Dan Koch)