Let’s Get Wonky – Episode 42

Rev. Barney and @NineOf12 discuss states reopening, and what if there is no 2020 election.

These states are reopening by May 1: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/states-stay-at-home-orders-ending.html

Where the states stand on reopening



Line of Succession:


Voting outside the Polling Station:


Who takes over if there is no Presidential election: 


Absentee Ballot Deadlines:


Carrot: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/05/us/girl-writes-thank-you-letters-to-mail-carriers-iyw-trnd/index.html

Stick: Look I really have tired to stay out of blame game but last week the guy that is supposed to lead us asked about injected bleach or Lysol or Bloody UV rays into us if that was kill the Covid 19 and people ACTUALLY did these things… Donald J Trump you get our stick for trying to kill even MORE of us than not doing anything about this virus… 

Covidiots – Episode 41

“No one can s“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24

“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, So love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”- Helen Keller

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

“Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.”

― Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szallas. erve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24

“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, So love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”- Helen Keller

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

“Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.”

― Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szallas. 

Carrot:  Two nurse stopping protesters from blocking the hospital. https://twitter.com/MarcZenn/status/1251975162926227457

Super Golden Carrot:  to all the workers in fast food, in grocery stores, in corner markets all those that help us just be able to live day to day, risking so much so we can buy food and have stuff shipped… postal workers and fedex and UPS, to the warehouse workers and everyone that I can’t remember THANK YOU!!!! 

Stick: GA and TN and SC governors planning on opening to reopen WAY too soon https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/atlanta-mayor-blindsided-georgia-governor-reopening-state-197937



Helping Out In A Crisis – Episode 39

And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?”

He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Luke 3:10-11

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”


Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Matthew 10:8

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

Charles Dickens Let’s talk about helping out in a crisis. 

So We’re Home Alone, Now What? – Episode 38

Rev. Barney delivers a sermon during the Covid – 19 Pandemic.

5 lessons for using universal basic income during a pandemic

Remote Work Advocates Warn Companies About COVID-19 Work-From-Home Strategies

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurelfarrer/2020/03/05/ironically-remote-work-advocates-warn-companies-about-covid-19-work-from-home-strategies/#28a55ecf2051  (I want talk about this a bit pros cons of us moving more to this a whole not just work but school as well)

Just Stop:



In The News – Episode 37

Rev. Barney talks about current events, including the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Coronavirus: who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

communicable rates of COVID-19? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html


If wins Biden wins then what? What does progressives do at this point? 

Super Tuesday Sermon – Episode 36

Rev. Barney reflects on Super Tuesday

Young voters not showing up


African American Voters in the south Help Joe


Carrot: Scotland Poised To Become 1st Country To Make Period Products Free


Stick:  Anti Milk protester https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485857-protesters-rush-stage-during-biden-super-tuesday-rally

Heresy and Hearsay Episode 34 – Religion in Horror Movies

We talked about:

The Exorcist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exorcist_(film)

The Wicker Man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wicker_Man

The Stand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stand 

The Fallen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_(1998_film)

Stigmata: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigmata_(film)

If you want list some you can. Rob mentioned Rosemary’s baby, I’ve never seen it

The Seventh Sign


The Omen



God And Taxes – Episode 33

They replied, “Caesar’s.”* At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” Matthew 22:21

Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized.Albert Bushnell Hart- Lets talk about taxes.





Carrot: Greta Thunberg: twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1176209604268691461

Climate Strike https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/09/20/millions-youth-around-world-are-striking-friday-climate-action/

Stick:  dinesh d’souza https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/23/dinesh-dsouza-compares-climate-activist-greta-thun/

The Politics of Art – Episode 31

Small content creators losing revenue streams because of bad actors


Religious Censorship


History of the Swastika 


What Happened In Statesville

Stick: Really you guys really don’t give a shit: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7356429/Police-Man-said-hed-bring-gun-Walmart-toy-broken.html

Carrot: Follow up Carrot to Atlanta school making breakfast and lunches free to all students in all 77 atlanta schools https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/breakfast-lunch-now-free-all-students-atlanta-schools/hElQMSgRuGJF46yPkcrMHN/


Talking Across The Aisle – Episode 30

“Family is God’s way of teaching you how to talk to someone that you would normally cross the street to avoid” – Unknown 

Rev. Barney have a discussion about how to engage in civil discourse when engaging with folks you disagree with, and why it’s worth it.

Carrot: Stacey Abrams https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/stacey-abrams-launch-voter-protection-program-battleground-states-ahead-election/?fbclid=IwAR01Nc4M30_MXJaU-3C3580lo1-S0L-MWdPiure4biSmr4DqELmPHZUmKJ0

Stick: This little shit:https://abcnews.go.com/US/man-detained-walking-missouri-walmart-armed-rifle-wearing/story?id=64870120

Mass Shooting Trend In America – Episode 29

New legislation in the works: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article233542482.html

Contact your representatives:https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

45, laughing about the idea of shooting immigrants: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-laugh-immigrants-shot/


Number of Mass Shooting since Sandy Hook https://www.vox.com/a/mass-shootings-america-sandy-hook-gun-violence

It isn’t Video games and it isn’t mental health… https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/republicans-dan-patrick-kevin-mccarthy-shootings-video-games.html

So, what is it? https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-04/el-paso-dayton-gilroy-mass-shooters-data

Also, it’s not POC: https://www.statista.com/statistics/476456/mass-shootings-in-the-us-by-shooter-s-race/

Stick: Neil DeGrasse Tyson https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/1158074774297468928

Carrot: Also Neil DeGrasse Tyson https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/tweetstorm/10157492889446613/

The Prosperity Gospel – Episode 28

Rev. Barney talks about the idea that it’s good to be rich because that means you’re blessed.

Stick: Lindsey Graham for ripping up the rules of governess to shove a billing to lock up kids forever in cages. https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/455847-leningradlindsey-trends-after-graham-forces-controversial

Carrot: Shane Helms @Shanehelmscom for being willing to speak out against the GOP while being in a conservative business that of Pro Wrestling. 

Stop Shaming The Poor – Episode 27

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”


Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. — Proverbs 14:31

“History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.” — Jeffrey D. Sachs

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:17

“Nothing that you have not given away will ever truly be yours.” C.S. Lewis,

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? Isaiah 10:1-3

Rev. Barney talks about shaming children over not having lunch money.







http://home.snu.edu/~hculbert/poor.htm List of the Bible Ver talking about the Poor

Carrot: https://people.com/politics/senate-passes-911-responder-funding-bill/

Stick: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/indian-catholic-priest-who-claims-parents-sins-cause-autism-in-children-cancels-australia-tour/ar-AAEtq8d?li=AAgfIYZ&ocid=ientp&%253Bocid=UE01DHP

Standing Up – Episode 26

NineOf12 is still out, recovering from surgery. Rev. Barney ruminates on the moral and religious imperative involved in standing up for what is right.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass

Ephesians 6:13

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

Nancy Pelosi speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsAt6N7eqwA

Trump’s History of Racism: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/president-donald-trump-racist-examples_n_584f2ccae4b0bd9c3dfe5566?ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__071619

Jeffery Epstein: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/13/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-new-york-elite.html



Carrot: Jews against ICE reminding us we have to learn from history so we don’t repeat it. https://www.thedailybeast.com/never-again-action-1000-protesters-with-jewish-group-block-entrance-to-ice-headquarters

Stick: The GOP party standing and showing their true Racism by backing Trump ICE raid and Racist tweets. Especially you Kellyann https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/16/kellyanne-conway-asks-reporter-ethnicity-trump-racist-tweets-vpx.cnn

War And Peace – Episode 25

“War, whoa, lord What is it good for Absolutely nothing,” War Edwin Starr

“Now I’ve been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is Why must we go on hating, why can’t we live in bliss” Peace Train Cat Stevens

“Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. ”  Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

“I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.”  William Tecumseh Sherman 

Rachel Maddow book Drift https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BUG6T8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Carrot: The Women’s US Soccer team for a) winning the 4th world cup and their second in a row and b) for Megan Rapinoe being a bad ass https://twitter.com/HuffPost/status/1149064501192470528

Stick: Tucker Carlson showing his true racist side https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdhhz8F7Rq0

First 2019 Democratic Debates – Episode 24

Carrots: Highlights Magazine and David Gilmore 

Highlights: https://www.cbr.com/highlights-magazine-statement-trump-detention-centers/?utm_content=buffer0c5c2&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=CBR-FB-P&utm_campaign=CBR-FB-P&fbclid=IwAR3Vmdr7qscJpOddDO5CKRVh7uPpv4Tk05esfrwJkpQuFVSo2SaD67IrksE

David Gilmore: https://www.motherjones.com/media/2019/06/recharge-59-climate-change-guitar-auction-pink-floyd/?fbclid=IwAR0v5NgvuNRyqOmMWpWc58LVv0sM0tjZDmfhbniBoehMf1vY_qHq4enFpOc

Stick: This shit also what the hell Harvard? 



Book Of Love – Episode 22

Rev. Barney and NineOf12 try to stay positive today, in this challenging world.

This episode dedicated to Adrian Phillips. “The measure of a man is not how he handles victory but how he rises from defeat!” Rest In Peace.

“So I be written in the Book of Love. I do not care about that Book Above. Erase my name, or write it as you will. So I be written in the Book of Love.”  Omar Khayyam

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury. it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 14 4:8




Carrot: Dr. Rev William J Barber II The poor peoples congress: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/congres

In Parents We Trust – Episode 21

Carrot: Jon Stewart


Where we’ve been, where we’re going – Episode 20

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek,for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers,for they will be called children of God. Matthews Chapter 5 3-9

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” the preamble to the constitution

We Heard The News Today, Oh Boy! – Episode 19

Heartbeat Law news:




Chris Evans Tweet https://twitter.com/ChrisEvans (was coming to notes to add this :D)




Other Trump news:



Other news:






Science Is Cool – Episode 18

The first Earth Day celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it “brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform.”[14] It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, according to whom Earth Day is now “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year

Rev. Barney: When I say “I believe in Science” it is shorthand for, I know and understand that science is based in facts. I know of and understand to best of my abilities the scientific method and how forms facts and theories that have advances in our world. I know for a fact humans involved climate change is real, I know that evolution is a fact, the big bang is a fact that the earth is millions of years old. So when you hear myself or others of faith say “I believe in science” know they aren’t talking about things of faith but of fact.


Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham

EPA Chief Says Climate Change Is Not His Top Priority


NDT and Neil Gaiman – Great vid citing the “God of the gaps” and why the end of a rainbow is a good place to hide the gold, and the Jeffersonian Bible


The Catholic View


Really good quotes from ^^^  ““Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 159).

””“The question about the origins of the world and of man has been the object of many scientific studies which have splendidly enriched our knowledge of the age and dimensions of the cosmos, the development of life-forms and the appearance of man. These discoveries invite us to even greater admiration for the greatness of the Creator, prompting us to give him thanks for all his works and for the understanding and wisdom he gives to scholars and researchers” (CCC 283).”

Abortion, Political and Biblical Discussion – Episode 17

This right of privacy, whether it be founded in the Fourteenth Amendment‘s concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action, as we feel it is, or […] in the Ninth Amendment‘s reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.  Roe, 410 U.S. at 153

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit Luke 1: 41





Socialized Medicine, it’s VERY Christian – Episode 16

“Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:35-36

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Preamble of the Declaration of Independence  Let’s talk about Health care.





Wait times in canada



Bible talking about healing


Mental Health and the Bible – Episode 15





In The News

Rev. Barney and NineOf12 cover recent events.