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Faith in Faiths, #bornperfect, and Global Crises: Next State of Belief!

Faith in Faiths, #bornperfect, and Global Crises: Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: Greg Lebel, Assistant Professor of Political Management and Director of the Semester in Washington Program at George Washington University, fills in for Welton Gaddy this week. Who do you trust? And how much does their religion – and yours – influence that trust? A […]

Religion News Service Editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom

Laws, Lawsuits and Religious Liberty – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-chief at the invaluable Religion News Service, fills in for Welton Gaddy this week. Laws, Lawsuits, and Religious Liberty. Activists call for limiting too-broad “religious exemptions” in a non-discrimination executive order as well as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. We talk to Rabbi […]

Hobby Lobby Wins: Jay Michaelson, Sarah Posner, Brian McLaren and Katherine Franke Respond

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: A dangerous ruling from the Supreme Court. You’ll hear analysis and comment from expert voices on the collision of religion and politics, when we’re joined by Dr. Jay Michaelson, journalist Sarah Posner and the Rev. Brian McLaren. Jay’s written widely on the case, most […]

Hobby Lobby “A Grave Error”: Welton on the Rachel Maddow Show

“A grave error”: State of Belief host Welton Gaddy responded to the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday night.

Culture Wars and the Mormon Church, From Outside and Inside; Independent Journalism in Idaho – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: The Mormon Church cracks down on dissent with the threat of excommunication aimed at two prominent activists. We’ll talk with Bruce Bastian, who left the Church 20 years ago but still has strong feelings about his experiences as a gay Mormon. You’ll also meet […]

Ex-Westboro; Good Catholics; and a Step Closer to ENDA: Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: Part Two of Welton’s wide-ranging conversation with Nate Phelps, son of Westboro Baptist Church founder the late Fred Phelps. A documentary film is in the works called Not My Father’s Son: One Man’s Journey From Hate to Hope, and the Kickstarter campaign to fund […]

Nate Phelps; Americans Heart Immigration Reform; TX GOP: Ex-Gay is OK; God vs. Eric Cantor – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: Nate Phelps, son of Westboro Baptist Church founder the late Fred Phelps Sr. A documentary film is in the works called Not My Father’s Son: One Man’s Journey From Hate to Hope. A Kickstarter campaign is underway to fund that project. A majority of […]

Sanctuary for Daniel; Radio Boise; and Idaho’s Lone Rabbi – Next State of Belief!

Sanctuary for Daniel; Radio Boise; and Idaho’s Lone Rabbi – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio, broadcasting this week from our affiliate in Boise, Idaho, KRBX: Sanctuary for Daniel. The Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona opens its doors to an undocumented immigrant in dire straits. We’ll get the story from pastor Alison Harrington. Also, community radio in the Rocky […]

God and the Gay Christian; Homophobia and Sexism in Africa; Openly Secular; and This Day In June – Next State of Belief!

God and the Gay Christian; Homophobia and Sexism in Africa; Openly Secular; and This Day In June – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: Matthew Vines, the author of a powerful new book the religious right did everything in its power to keep from being published. Why? Well, it’s titled God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case In Support of Same-Sex Relationships - and it makes the case […]

Sam’s a Ram; Boston “Black Mass” Backlash; and An Evangelical’s Change of Heart – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio: The NFL’s first out player is in. With the St. Louis Rams drafting Michael Sam, we’ll talk with GLAAD Director of News Ross Murray about the significance of this historic moment in pro football. Also, a “black mass” in Boston. What does the panic […]