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This weekend on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy discusses a recent Supreme Court ruling that could have major implications for religious liberty in America.  Plus, what did one man learn when he read the Bible from cover to cover? We’ll find out.  And,  a look at what James Dobson’s departure from Focus on the Family means for the future of the Religious Right.

Interfaith Alliance’s William  Blake joins Welton in studio to talk about the recent ruling in the Supreme Court case, Pleasant Grove City v. Summum.   Could the ruling in this free speech case pave the way for government endorsement of one religion over the other?  

And, journalist David Plotz shares insight from his new book, The Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible.  David Plotz is editor of Slate magazine where he authored the very popular column, Blogging the Bible.

Plus, Welton talks with Sarah Posner about the implications of James Dobson’s resignation as head of his organization, Focus on the Family.  Sarah Posner is a journalist with the American Prospect where she authors the blog, The FundamentaLIST for the magazine’s website.



Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.


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