Happy Election Day. Depending on where you’re from in the country, this may be the culmination of months of unhinged Dr. Oz candidacy ads popping up on your TV, increasingly desperate pleas from Nancy Pelosi filling your email inbox, and other elements of the wild rigamarole that is the current state of American electoral politics. Today’s results may shift the balance of the Senate toward a Republican majority, opening the possibility of bigger conservative decisions on abortion, economic programs, and more. How did we get here? Did the Democrats make the most of their past few years with a Senate majority, and if not, have they convinced people that renewing their majority will bring about positive change this time?
These are major questions for us to tackle this week with an equally major guest: none other than KK&F show alum Marianne Williamson, who’s joined us in the past to discuss the future of the Democratic Party. Now we have an opportunity to discuss how that future will be shaped by the November 8 midterm election, how the Democrats have ruled during Biden’s admin, and what a Republican majority could look like. We hope you’ll join us to enjoy Marianne’s unique and brilliant perspective on what could be a decisive moment for the future of the Democratic Party.
Krystal and her co-host Saagar are thinking about this exact kind of future on Breaking Points, where you can watch the following analysis of how tonight could mean an upset in favor of the Democrats. Meanwhile, on Secular Talk, Kyle has his own analysis of how tonight’s election will unfold; watch it here. See you Friday if you’re a paying subscriber; everyone else can listen to the full episode when it drops on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Podcasts, and more this Saturday.
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They will react exactly the same as they have in every election of my 59 years. They will move more to the right. More war. More cops. More austerity. Until every neo-liberal is dead.
I disagree with Kyle that there is not a secular argument to be made against gay marriage. I don't think it is safe or healthy to expose children to that environment. I reject the premise that gay marriage and mixed marriage are the same thing. Acting gay is a choice to sin, degrade one's self and someone else, and self-destruct, not an inherited, immutable trait. In biblical belief, acting gay defiles the afflicted in G-d's eyes. Even if you live in a secular understanding of reality, the vice is still a guilty pleasure, just as there is something wrong with someone shooting up, even if no one sees.