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The UMC LGBT Struggle; The Sin of Certainty; Evangelicals 4 Trump – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – An unprecedented challenge to the United Methodist Church’s exclusionary policies on LGBT clergy. With the denomination’s General Conference underway, we’ll hear from Reconciling Ministries Network head Matt Berryman. Also, with a growing number of religious thinkers and writers focusing on doubt as a […]

Defending NDAA; Anti-Muslim Campaign Rhetoric; #MeditateTheVote – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Fund the military, erase LGBT rights. Not much of a bargain, is it? But Congressional conservatives are giving it a try, inserting anti-gay language in the crucial National Defense Authorization Act. We’ll talk with Sarah McBride of the Center for American Progress. Also, […]

Holy Playgrounds, Agno-what?, and The Story of God – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – “Agnotology.” If you don’t know that word, you’re not supposed to. It’s the secret science of manufactured ignorance, and we’ll pull back the curtain with historian Dr. Robert Proctor. (Don’t tell anyone, but he’s the one who came up with that term back […]

From Louisiana With Regret – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Welton Gaddy is in Lafayette, Louisiana, with some of the participants and attendees at Freedom for All Faiths, a panel discussion sponsored by the ACLU of Louisiana. You’ll hear from the longtime head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the […]

ACLU v. NC; Americans on Immigration; Studying the Nonreligious – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – New findings from the Public Religion Research Institute on American views toward immigrants confirm some commonly-held assumptions, but shatter others. We’ll get an expert view from PRRI President Dr. Robert P. Jones. Also, the American Civil Liberties Union files suit against North Carolina’s […]

From Cuba With Love – Next State of Belief!

From Cuba With Love – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Just like President Obama, we’re heading to Cuba. We’ll talk to the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell about her decades of work in this island nation – including her personal relationship with Fidel Castro, and involvement in the Elián González case. You’ll meet […]

Pastors Pressure Senate; Saving Alex; Jesus Before the Gospels – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – The Rev. Derrick Harkins. The former presidential advisor has joined with other prominent African-American faith leaders to call for important action from our leaders – and from voters. Rev. Harkins spent 17 years as pastor of 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, DC and […]

Was Tuesday Super; EJ Dionne; Misled Religious Voters – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Super Tuesday is now behind us. What do the results portend for the presidential race going forward? We’ll ask Greg Lebel of George Washington University, whose career has included working inside several presidential campaigns. Also, is the current upheaval in the Republican Party […]

No Justice, No Peace; A Supreme Irony; A Gentile Heresy – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Humbly, we submit that this weekend’s show is one not to be missed! We’ll address the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Conservatives are demanding that the president forgo his obligation to nominate a replacement. We’ll get attorney and rabbi Dr. […]

LGBT Youth Suicide; Seven Last Words; Flint Water – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio – Host Welton Gaddy is away, and filling in is Interfaith Alliance Executive Director Rabbi Jack Moline. A surge in LGBT youth suicides within the Mormon Church. Some have pointed to recent anti-gay declaration by Church leaders as a possible cause. We’ll discuss the […]