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A new report on religion and the media shows that all is not fair and balanced when it comes to discussing faith in the news. Paul Waldman from Media Matters for America tells us why conservatives dominate coverage of religion.

In our Blogs of Belief segment, we’ll talk with Rev. Debra Haffner of the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing. She’ll tell us about her reaction to the Media Matters study and why she doesn’t think it goes far enough. You can read her reaction at her blog.

Plus, the death of the religion section: Hannah Elliot of Associated Baptist Press tells us why major newspapers across the country are dropping the religion pages.

Why is a religious right organization picking a fight with the Bush Administration? And why won’t the administration fight back?


State of Belief explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism. Through interviews with newsmakers and celebrities, reports from the field, and his own commentary, Welton shows how religion and radical freedom are best friends and how the religious right is wrong – wrong for America and bad for religion.

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