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A Dystrumpian Vision; Let him be Frank; An Interfaith Update – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

Are worries about new threats to LGBTQ rights overblown? We’ll ask Political Research Associates Senior Fellow Fred Clarkson. His recent article on the subject is headlined, A Dystrumpian Vision for LGBTQ People.

Also, with a family history at the very pinnacle of evangelical Christian leadership in this country, best-selling author Frank Schaeffer has devoted his life to undoing some of the damage he now believes is being done in the name of Jesus Christ. A recent documentary on his life is titled, Let Me Be Frank: The traitorous turnabout of an evangelical heir apparent.

And a response to the first week of the new administration from Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance.

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A Moral March; Rumi’s Secret; “Politics in drag” – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

Jennifer Butler, CEO of the organization Faith in Public Life, which spearheaded the interfaith march to Capitol Hill to sound the alarm about some of the incoming administration’s cabinet picks… We’ll discuss what progressive moral activism is likely to look like going forward.

Also, some of the greatest writing on love and being human was done during some of the most violent times in history. I’ll talk with Brad Gooch, author of the brand new book RUMI’S SECRET: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.

And, Rabbi Irwin Kula on the unholy alliance of political religious conservatives swarming around the new president and his administration – and the direct risks that poses to our democracy itself when religion becomes little more than what he calls politics in drag.

 

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Global Justice; Inauguration Politics; “Faith-friendly” libs – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

Our annual update from the Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, executive director of the Global Justice Institute. As we all too easily get obsessed with domestic politics, it’s essential to remember the challenges facing LGBTQI persons and members of minority faith traditions around the world.

Also, back at home, what to expect on January 20th – and beyond – with political science expert Greg Lebel.

And Pastor Dan Schultz will be back with us. I’m looking forward to hearing him talk about his provocative Religion Dispatches article, headlined Why being “faith-friendly” isn’t worth it for Democrats.

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