I'm lucky to be joined by Mike Bigelow on The #GSPodcast this week. Mike is a former Jehovah's Witness elder of 18 years. He talks about the difficulties growing up in a Jehovah's Witness' household, going door to door as a child, escaping the ideology and he'll explain some of the dogmas surrounding things such as blood transfusions and birthdays. Mike also tells us the cost his enlightenment has had on his family dynamic. I also take a few minutes to share my experience of being an audience member in the recent broadcast of 'The Big Questions'.
Many of you may have read about the father required to take his children to Catholic mass by a judge as part of a divorce settlement. The very father himself, Anonymous Dr Steve (@ChurcAtGunpoint) joins me on The #GSPodcast this week. He'll be telling me all about how this came to be – and the hopes he has for getting some answers. We also talk about his atheism, scepticism and how our approach to the problem of Islam differs slightly. You can view and sign a petition on Change.org to help Steve's cause.
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Aliyah Saleem (@Ali_Jones89) dropped in on The #GSPodcast this weekend. Aliyah is a campaigner for One Law For All and talks to us about her experience in an Islamic boarding school in the U.K and her eventual expulsion from it. We also discuss the Trojan Horse school takeover plot, multiculturalism, Charlie Hebdo and why it's necessary to define oneself as an ExMuslim. Also, Religion: What's it doing? #KnockItOff.
Muhammad Syed (@motheatheist) and Sarah Haider (@SarahTheHaider) of The Ex-Muslims Of North America (@ExMuslimsOfNa) join me on this week's #GSPodcast. We discuss the wonderful work they are doing in providing a support network for people leaving the Islamic faith. They tell us about their own 'apostasy' and explain the issues surrounding the depiction of Muhammad in the wake of the horrific Charlie Hebdo attacks. We also discuss anti-Muslim bigotry, 'Islamophobia', gender segregation and freedom of expression. Please show them some support.