Although the 2014 election cycle ended a few short months ago, it (sadly) is not too early to start thinking about 2016 campaign politics. Especially when several nakedly theocratic potential candidates pander to “values voters” with an outright dismissal of democratic values in favor of “rebuilding” a “God-centered” nation. Is a large religious base a shortcut to unlimited campaign dollars? We’ll hear from Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow at People for the American Way and Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches Magazine. He described attending Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s “The Response” prayer rally, which drew thousands of attendees in person and online, for The Huffington Post. CLICK HERE FOR EXTENDED INTERVIEW VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT

Welton also had some direct words for Jindal and his Christianist boosters. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT

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