If there’s one thing we’ve learned since the 2016 election, it’s that things aren’t going back to “normal” anytime soon – if ever. On this week’s State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll explore how LGBTQ rights might fare during a Trump administration.
Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Fred Clarkson, Senior Fellow at Political Research Associates, who recently explored the subject in an article headlined, “A Dystrumpian Vision for LGBTQ People.” Clarkson provides a measured analysis based on President Trump’s campaign promises, political backers, cabinet appointments and more. Despite Trump’s rhetoric of acceptance around sexual orientation, the evidence strongly suggests his administration will work to roll back the clock on LGBTQ rights.
If there’s one man who truly understands the Religious Right from the inside, it’s author and activist Frank Schaeffer. Schaeffer once followed in the footsteps of his father, a prominent evangelical leader and theologian, but then changed course and devoted his life to undoing some of the damage he believes is being done in the name of Jesus Christ. Now, his story is being told in the new film, “Let Me Be Frank: The Traitorous Turnabout of an Evangelical Heir Apparent.”
Finally, Welton will be joined by Interfaith Alliance president Rabbi Jack Moline for a response to the tumultuous first week of the new administration. It’s been a busy and chaotic week filled with executive orders, cabinet appointments, gag orders, attacks on the press and some outright lies. We’ll focus on the developments that most directly impact religious freedom.