Monday, October 05, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Over the past eight years, and especially after the last midterm elections we saw many areas of the country that were previously in the hand of the Democratic party turning red, and according to David Weigel a national political correspondent for The Washington Post this rejection of the Obama-era Democratic Party has been the most dramatic in West Virginia. However, he argues that it’s in places like this that the Bernie Sanders campaign will face both its most formidable test, and also one of its greatest opportunities.  David joins me today to talk all about Sen. Sanders and his popularity in the Mountain State.  You can also follow David on twitter.

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn who has been the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State since 1992 has been a central player in every major church-state separation battle for decades, and his new book God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom of Conscience details this long career as an activist, a civil rights lawyer, and an ordained minister in The United Church of Christ. The book, which is a compilation of his writings from various sources explore the ways in which religious extremists have attempted to erode individual liberties in the US and offers a unique perspective and a wealth of experience on church-state controversies.   Rev. Lynn joins me today on the show to talk all about the book, his career, and the current “religious liberty” fight going on across the country in the wake of the National Marriage Equality.  You can also follow Rev. Lynn on twitter.

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