Thursday, July 28
Will Religion Shape The 2012 Election?
With the US teetering on the brink of default, the economy is rightfully dominating the headlines these days. But as we look ahead to the 2012 election, are there signs that religion is poised to resurface as a major point of contention? Amidst job cuts and shrinking pocketbooks, do social issues still matter to voters? We discuss that and more with Frank Schaeffer, ex evangelical and author of Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics--and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway; and Marie Griffith, Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.