This weekend on State of Belief, actress Judith Light from Who’s the Boss and Ugly Betty joins host Welton Gaddy to discuss her new role in a film called Save Me, a fictionalized look inside an “ex-gay” ministry.   Plus, Welton and religion reporter Dan Gilgoff compare notes on the new Obama Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  And, what’s the difference between the terms atheist and a non-believer? We find out.




Welton Gaddy and Judith LightWelton speaks with Dan Gilgoff from U.S. News and World Report about President Obama’s recent executive order creating  a new office of faith-based partnerships.  How will this office differ from the Bush-era office of faith-based initiatives?  Dan and Welton pool their collective knowledge.   Dan Gilgoff is former politics editor for the website, Beliefnet.com.  He currently writes the blog, God and Country, for U.S. News and World Report.

Plus, author and college professor Ronald Aronson joins Welton to answer a listener’s question about the terms atheist and non-believer. Ronald Aronson is Distinguished Professor of the History of Ideas at Wayne State University in Detroit.  His new book is called Living without God: New Directions for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, and the Undecided.

And, don’t miss Welton’s deeply moving conversation with actress Judith Light.  Judith Light has appeared in television programs Ugly Betty, Who’s the Boss, Law and Order: SVU.   She stars in a new film called Save Me, in which she plays a Christian fundamentalist who uses religion to “cure” others of homosexuality.  Judith Light is also a producer of the project.   For more information, visit the website for the film.

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Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.

 

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