Religious and Ethnic Intolerance in Politics

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New York, August 18 – On this Sunday’s “State of Belief,” The Interfaith Alliance Foundation’s show on Air America Radio, Rev. Welton Gaddy focuses in on religious and ethnic intolerance within the political arena, sitting down with Dave “Mudcat” Saunders, author of “Foxes in the Henhouse: How the Republicans Stole the South and the Heartland, and What the Democrats Must Do to Run ‘em Out,” to discuss Virginia Senator George Allen’s recent “macaca” comment and President Bush’s use of the term “Islamic Fascists.”


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.”


Plus, don’t miss the man behind the Church of Jon Stewart.