This weekend on State of Belief, what did a self-proclaimed secular Jew learn when she went undercover at Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church? Author Gina Welch discusses her new book, In the Land of Believers: An Outsider’s Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church. Plus, a Wiccan clergyman fights discrimination in California’s prisons.
Reverend Patrick McCollum joins host Welton Gaddy to discuss his challenge to California’s “Five Faiths” policy. It says only Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, and Native-American chaplains will be hired to minister to inmates.
And, Sandhya Bathija, communications associate for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, on two recent cases of hiring discrimination by religious charities and Welton shares his own thoughts on the controversy over religion, politics, and the new text book standards put forth by the Texas board of education.
Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.