This week on State of Belief with Welton Gaddy:
- Julie Ingersoll, professor in the Religious Studies program at the University of North Florida and co-author of the Religion Dispatches article Gun Ownership: ‘An Obligation to God,’ on how guns can be central not only to national identity, but to religious identity in America.
- Caitlin Killian, professor and chair of sociology at Drew University, on how proposed bans in France and Europe on certain kinds of Islamic dress have become flashpoints in debates over religious freedom, women’s rights, and national identity.
- Rev. Welton Gaddy comments on Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal’s recent signing into law of the state’s “gun-in-church” bill, and how it impinges on his own Monroe, La. congregation.