Friday, July 15, 2016
Its official, Donald Trump has announced in a Tweet that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate. Pence, who is perhaps best known for signing into law a blatantly discriminatory “religious liberty” bill targeting LGBT people—then revising the measure after it sparked coast-to-coast outcry. Joining me today to talk all about Gov. Mike Pence and what his religious liberty flap demonstrated about his about his him and why these qualities make him the ideal choice for Trump’s vice president is Mark Joseph Stern of Slate who covers the law and LGBT issues.
The Republican Party has unveiled its list of speakers for their upcoming national convention and most of those listed are elected officials and right-wing heroes such as Tim Tebow, however hidden among the schedule is the relatively unknown Rev. Mark Burns who according to Jack Jenkins the Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress, is not your average rank-and-file right-wing evangelical minister, but a preacher of the so-called “prosperity gospel,” a loose but growing Christian movement. Jack joins me today to talk all about this ultra-capitalist Christian sect and how they will be taking center stage at the RNC, thanks to Donald Trump.
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