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“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, signed not only by a variety of religious and secular conservative leaders, but two declared candidates for President of the United States

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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 […]

Rev. Paul Raushenbush

Having Nun of That; Muslim In America; End-timers Heart Israel – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio, with Huffington Post Executive Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush filling in for Rev. Welton Gaddy as host: The Vatican says “never mind” to those American nuns that had been under close supervision for what was called “radical feminism.” Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, […]

Religiously Backed or Not, ‘Conversion’ Therapy Is Child Abuse

Interfaith Alliance Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline’s strongly-worded op-ed in The Advocate Magazine draws a clear line between anti-gay pseudo-science and the religious language that has been inappropriately used to try to give cover to pray-away-the-gay “therapy”: There is such a thing as “junk science” and there is such a thing as “junk religion.” When […]

Florida Family Equality; God’s Candidates; Fear of Flying (With Women) – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – What happens when a fundamentalist understanding of religious liberty collides with airline seat assignments 30,000 feet above the ground? We’ll talk with Dr. Elana Sztockman, author of the book The War on Women in Israel: A Story of Religious Radicalism and the Women […]