Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –
A bakery was fined for refusing Gay customers. Now, a Gay Evangelical Christian is raising the $150,000 they need to stay in business. Matt Stohlandske’s story is one you cannot miss. He wrote about it for the Washington Post in a column headlined I’m a gay rights activist. I want to give $150,000 to someone who opposes gay marriage. The fundraising campaign is at Rally.org. Matt is a member of the advisory board for an exciting new nonprofit, Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, which is currently gathering signatures on a petition to the Southern Baptist Convention, which is meeting in Nashville starting Monday, October 27.
Also, this week’s tragic shootings of military personnel in Canada. We’ll look at the ongoing misapprorpiation of religion for evil with Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, Professor of Sociology and Director of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and author of the book Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.
And an inspiring new documentary from the award-winning filmmaker of For the Bible Tells Me So, Dan Karslake. Every Three Seconds gives five inspiring examples of how one ordinary person can literally change the world.
Plus, “Editing Out the Gay:” a Vatican Synod update from Religion News Service’s Kevin Eckstrom.