We’ll round out the show with a scholar who has long studied trends in religious affiliation in America – and focuses on the reasons behind those trends. Dr. Claude S. Fischer is a sociologist at the University of California – Berkeley who’s been studying the forces behind religious change in America for over a decade. Even as some on the right insist its moral permissiveness that has damaged attendance in mainline churches, Dr. Fischer says it’s the politicization of religion around culture war issues that has moved many to disaffiliate in frustration. CLICK HERE FOR EXTENDED INTERVIEW, TRANSCRIPT, AND LINKS

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