Is the First Amendment in danger? Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis says it always has been and he tells us why we need to protect Freedom for the Thought that We Hate.

Plus, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as told by a man who worked beside him in 1961. Rev Gurdon Brewster recalls what it was like to spend a summer living with the King family.And speaking of Dr. King, Welton shares his thoughts on how the work done by civil rights activists in the 1960s relates to our current election cycle.

Also, we’ll take a trip to the Church of Favre. Why is football more or less a religion for the residents of Green Bay and, for that matter, the state of Wisconsin?


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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