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55. “Pro-Life is the more tenable position, and it’s not even close.” – Part 1

For Episode 2 of Season 3, Jessica and Butch take on the Dobbs Case and all the implications of abortion regulations....

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54. “Shame Is Not a Healthy Way to Approach Your Identity.”

Jessica and Butch are back to talk about a variety of topics; mostly “intersectionality.” Opening Article from City Journal on Transsexuality...

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53. “If you choose to serve, prepare for disagreements.”

Butch Porter has a conversation with former Loudoun County (Virginia) School Board member, Debbie Rose about the controversies surrounding the school...

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52. “Remember the reason for the season…”

Butch Porter sits down with Patricia Phillips to talk about the Leesburg Nativity Tour and Loudoun Awakening.

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A native of Louisiana, and now an "edupreneur" in Northern Virginia, Butch creates the opportunity to dig deeply into issues to discover the love and the humor in things. It's all about good people exploring "Great Ideas."

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