A growing number of women have had it with Donald Trump – and with conservative leaders who excuse his remarks as quote-unquote “locker room talk.” This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore how some evangelical women are reacting to Trump.
The newly-surfaced recording of a major party presidential candidate lewdly describing past sexual assaults was shocking enough. But even more shocking was the willingness of political and Religious Right leaders to dismiss the remarks as irrelevant and old news. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Jennifer Crumpton, author of the book Femmevangelical: The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Good News, for a discussion of why many evangelicals are standing by Trump while others are running for the exits – and how this is harming both politics and religion. CLICK HERE FOR EXTENDED INTERVIEW VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT
Welton will also be joined by State of Belief’s resident political analyst, professor Greg Lebel, who teaches political management at George Washington University and is a veteran of several presidential campaigns. They’ll take the pulse of the race for the White House and recap Trump’s tumultuous week.
Finally, Welton will be joined by New York magazine writer-at-large Rebecca Traister, who has written compellingly on the gender issues on display at the last presidential debate and throughout the campaign. They’ll discuss Trump’s treatment of Clinton and the role of sexism in his persona – and how that appeals to some voters. CLICK HERE FOR EXTENDED INTERVIEW VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT
And Welton will share a few thoughts of his own about how candidate Trump has every reason to feel entitled to the Oval Office – thanks to our culture’s worship of money and power. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT