2:10 We start with the extraordinary homily from Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher in which he advised Governments that they should, in general, keep out of the friendship business and out of the bedroom. In an extraordinary display of self-control he managed to say this with a straight face. 6:02 This is just one of many examples in this episode of the pot calling the kettle black. Of course, his comment is correct about the government but the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that government stays out of the bedroom and the Archbishop has displayed incredible gall and chutzpa by failing to acknowledge that too often the Church itself is the one guilty of interfering in the bedroom. 7:38 The Archbishop complained about religious people potentially losing their jobs without recognising that this already happens to gay teachers in religious schools. 9:22 Fortunately not all of the congregation agreed with him. 11:41 The Fist likes the advice of Anna Krein who suggests that rather than trying to defend the ability of gay couples to properly look after children we should instead turn the heat on religious groups by mentioning the Royal Commission and asking why they don’t have their cap in their hand on this issue. 15:17 The Fist apologises to his children and grandchildren for the sorry state of truth in our society. It has been either prevented by anti-discrimination laws, rendered meaningless by moral relativism or obscured by snake-oil salesmen who promote distorted concepts with gall and bravado to a public whose critical thinking skills have atrophied. 18:53 We explore an interesting article from Dying For Choice which shows that religious commitment is generally week although stronger in a category described as “Other Christian” which can only mean evangelical groups. There is a link between religiosity and opposition to marriage equality and voluntary assisted dying. 24:21 The Fist tricks the Velvet Glove into an admission over the categorisation of Muslims which was made in episode 54. 30:20 There is an event on in Brisbane on 30 October and listeners are welcome to join The Fist, The Velvet Glove and The 12th Man.