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Teddy Wilson: Church Cover-Ups of Child Abuse

February 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Teddy Wilson, a journalist and researcher, joins us to discuss his investigations into the (many) church cover-ups of child abuse.
Wilson is a journalist and researcher with a decade of experience covering the U.S. Christian Right, and is the publisher of the Radical Reports: a newsletter that provides research, analysis, and intelligence on the Radical Right. Previously he was the U.S. Investigations Editor at openDemocracy, Research Analyst at Political Research Associates, and Staff Reporter at Rewire News Group. Read more of Teddy’s work here.

Links From the Chat:

  • Secularaz.org/donate
  • Follow Teddy Wilson’s work: https://radicalreports.substack.com
  • Brad Onishi’s presentation: https://youtu.be/iIKkutgOTQU
  • Chrissy Stroop’s presentation: https://youtu.be/IVZeEMOlBe4
  • ALL Secular AZ presentations: https://www.youtube.com/@secularcoalitionforarizona5849/videos
  • The anti-drag bills: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/legislature/2023/02/03/arizona-senate-panel-approves-bill-on-drag-shows-violators-could-face-felony/69868420007/
  • https://www.azmirror.com/2023/02/02/arizona-republicans-approve-bill-to-criminalize-evil-drag-shows/
  • State conversation therapy bans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._jurisdictions_banning_conversion_therapy
  • Guide to using Request to Speak at the AZ leg: https://secularaz.org/resources/step-by-step-guide-on-legislatures-request-to-speak-system-rts/
  • Full Clergy Exemption reporting bill: https://legiscan.com/AZ/bill/HB2454/2023
  • Chrissy Stroop  @C_Stroop
  • Book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-John-Wayne-Evangelicals-Corrupted/dp/1631495739
  • a perspective on where the RR is coming from (and going): https://religiondispatches.org/your-rights-burden-me-individual-conservative-christians-asking-courts-to-eliminate-contraception-and-abortion-care-for-all-and-theyre-winning/
  • Book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Undertow-Scenes-Slow-Civil-War/dp/1324006498
  • : Secular AZ library has some great reading: https://secularaz.org/secular-library/secular-az-library/
  • Kevin Kruse’s book: https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-God-audiobook/dp/B00UIB516Y/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3H048DAWE67SK&keywords=kevin+kruse+one+nation&qid=1675454571&s=books&sprefix=kevin+kruse+one+nation%2Cstripbooks%2C142&sr=1-1
  • Hemet Mehta’s talk for us:  https://youtu.be/XkDRUvE0yMc
  • Secular AZ: Kat Abu: @abughazalehkat
  • Teddy’s Twitter: @reportbywilson
  • Follow Teddy’s work: https://radicalreports.substack.com


February 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Secular AZ
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