Dr. Robby Jones, Founder and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, on this week’s release of the third American Values Survey.  Conducted every two years as the nation prepares for national elections, this year’s survey showed some surprising findings, including an overlap between those who identify themselves as part of the Tea Party movement and those who call themselves Christian conservatives.

Sarah Posner, Associate Editor of Religion Dispatches, on the Tea Party movement’s influence on this year’s election, as well as how changes in Congress and at the White House might impact the state of religious freedom.  She is the author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, published in 2008.

Rev. Troy Perry, a former Pentecostal minister and founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, which is today the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered organization in the world.  The church celebrated its 42nd anniversary this week.

Plus, Rev. Gaddy shares his thoughts on an ABC program that aired this week with the provocative title, “Should Americans Be Afraid of Islam?”

For the full survey results, please visit:

http://www.publicreligion.org/research/?id=386

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Plus a web exclusive bonus,  the extended interview with Dr. Robby Jones!

State_Of_Belief_Robert_Jones_Extended_100910.mp3

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