Jul 30 2006
Monica Duffy Toft, the co author of "Why God is Winning" in the current issue of Foreign Policy Magazine, discusses the success of faith in the battle between sacred and secular.
Aug 03 2006
Welton first speaks with Reverend Raphael Warnock, Pastor of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in
Dr. Stan Hastey also joins Welton in speaking on the suppression of religious liberties experienced in
Aug 11 2006
Former Connecticut House Majority Leader David Pudlin, a prominent Lamont supporter, joins Welton in discussing the Lamont victory, and more specifically, how religion played a role in the Lamont campaign.
With the recent appointment of a new director of the president’s faith-based initiative -- which has illegally established government-funded religion -- Welton welcomes the input of former deputy director of the office, David Kuo, who in 2003 resigned in protest.
"The White House named a new director to the office, and sent out a press release at 7 p.m. one Thursday evening, and demoted the person's position in the office, and I think that speaks volumes on what they intend to do with the initiative going forward," Kuo says.
Kuo also expresses his frustration with the partisan lines that have been drawn around religion. "I'm deeply disappointed that Democrats haven't been more explicitly embracing of people of faith, and I'm very disappointed that Republicans have been continually dismissive of programs to care for the poor. Nothing changes, it seems."
Also, Welton launches State of
Aug 18 2006
Mudcat states that "politics is about man's will. God's will is about His will; to bring Him into this political controversy, to unite these people who want to see their church from space is blasphemy."
Welton also speaks with United Church of Christ minister Robin Meyers, author of "Why the Christian Right is Wrong: A Minister's Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, Your Future," on the crossing of politics and religion. Rev. Meyers asserts that "a lot of people fell asleep in the Church, and allowed the gospel to be hijacked by people with a political agenda."
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