Point of Inquiry

Center for Inquiry

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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.


Barry W. Lynn - Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

December 10th, 2013

Episode 395 of 570 episodes

This week on Point of Inquiry, Lindsay Beyerstein talks with Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United forSeparationof Church and State.He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, and a strong advocate of separation of church and state. The conversation focuses on the Supreme Court's recentdecisionto hear the Hobby Lobbycontraception mandate case. This is the most high profile casechallengingthe birth control mandate, one of the requirements of the AffordableCare Act (Obamacare). Lynn explains how Hobby Lobby's courtchallenge could open the door for Jehovah's Witness-owned companies to refuse to cover blood transfusions, or for Christian Scientist-owned companies to refuse to cover any medical care. ** Due to recording problems minutes1:30 through 2:40of Mr. Lynn's portion of the recording are slightly distorted. Weapologizefor the inconvenience and assure you that the remainder of the recording is clear and that, throughout, the discussion is in-depth and educating.

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