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Preaching Politics; New Lows in Campaigning; Rights vs. Rights – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Desperate presidential candidates say the most outrageous things. How does that damage not just politics, but our public discourse in general? We’ll look at new lows in campaign rhetoric with George Washington University’s Greg Lebel. Also, the delicate balance between long-overdue rights for […]

Planned Videos, Ten OK Commandments, Businesses Against Discrimination – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The latest attack on Planned Parenthood. While journalists call it “dishonest,” conservative lawmakers are gleefully digging the organization’s grave. We’ll talk with the Rev. Donna Schaper, Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City, who writes that the attack is nothing […]

Dealing with issues of race, interreligious training, and Pluto – next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio, as Interfaith Alliance Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline fills in for Rev. Welton Gaddy – Activism in the aftermath of Charleston. We’ll get an update from Pastor Mike McBride, head of the Lifelines to Healing Campaign at the PICO National Network. Also, an exciting […]

None Are Free Until All Are Free; Superchurch Book – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – This weekend on State of Belief Radio, Welton Gaddy talks to Jonathan Edwards, author of the important new book Superchurch: The Rhetoric and Politics of American Fundamentalism. We’ll also re-air a couple of very timely interviews from two years ago. As the debate […]

“What a Great Day!” – Welton Gaddy on SCOTUS marriage decision

“What a Great Day!” – Welton Gaddy on SCOTUS marriage decision

What a great day! I am thankful for the Supreme Court’s decision on equality in marriage. It is another giant step toward fulfillment of the vision embedded in our constitution. I could not be happier for scores of people in the LGBT community, many of whom are among my dearest friends, who finally have been […]

The disturbing full-page ad threatening to defy a pro-marriage equality ruling from the Supreme Court

The disturbing full-page ad threatening to defy a pro-marriage equality ruling from the Supreme Court

  Welton’s comments on the disturbing full-page ad threatening to defy a pro-marriage equality ruling from the Supreme Court, signed not only by a variety of religious and secular conservative leaders, but two declared candidates for President of the United States. (Click image to see the .pdf version of the ad)

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Help for Sexual Violence Victims; How Corporate America Invented Christian America; EEOC v. Abercrombie – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The Helms Amendment. It’s been used to block government funding of numerous important programs based on an aversion to funding abortion under any circumstances. A coalition of faith and secular groups is working to moderate ways this policy is being misused to withhold […]

Mitchell Gold Interview Excerpt: what happens when you serve #EveryoneOnly?

In response to the latest crop of state-level “religious freedom” legislative initiatives (aka “mini-RFRA’s”) Interfaith Alliance launched its #EveryoneOnly campaign – encouraging businesses nationwide to overtly express inclusivity, and underscoring the similarities between today’s political attempts to pander to the bias bloc of the religious right and discriminatory practices against other groups in the past. […]

Cartoon attack plays into Fear, Inc.; Seva at the Pentagon; Secular Coalition legislative roundup – next State of Belief!

Cartoon attack plays into Fear, Inc.; Seva at the Pentagon; Secular Coalition legislative roundup – next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller gets what she wanted: violence in the name of Islam in Texas. We’ll talk about the ongoing hunger for hate that she and her allies feed, with the author of Fear, Inc. 2.0: The Islamophobia Network’s Efforts to Manufacture […]

As SCOTUS weighs ending the assault on marriage equality, here are some of our greatest hits on the subject…

In the past couple of years,  we’ve done dozens of State of Belief stories on marriage equality. Here are a few highlights, as the Supreme Court hears arguments that could well lead to the end of marriage discrimination nationwide. Some Thoughts on the Road to the Supreme Court for Marriage Equality: Welton Gaddy Video and […]