Did we learn anything during last week’s vice presidential debate that will help voters cast their ballot in November? This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll answer that question and much more.

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by investigative journalist Sarah Posner to explore what was significant, and what wasn’t, about the debate. They’ll also explore the candidates and election through the prism of religion, especially the appeal of Donald Trump on the Religious Right.

Welton will also speak with activist Matthew Cardinale, founder of a group that’s countering the corrosive impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC, which is funded by deep-pocketed conservative interests, has been incredibly effective in advancing its agenda in state legislatures around the country, including anti-LGBT “Religious Freedom” laws. You’ll hear how Cardinale and others are turning ALEC’s model on its head.

Finally, author and historian Neil J. Young will join Welton to discuss how Donald Trump’s run for the White House is dividing the longstanding conservative Catholic-Evangelical electorate. Young, author of a book on the Religious Right, will help us avoid oversimplification and explore what’s motivating different voting blocs to stand with Trump, or oppose him.

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