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August 12, 2015 - Preaching Politics; New Lows in Campaigning; and Rights vs. Rights

August 12, 2015 - Preaching Politics; New Lows in Campaigning; and Rights vs. Rights

Desperate presidential candidates say the most outrageous things. How does that damage not just politics, but our public discourse in general? We look at new lows in campaign rhetoric with George Washington University’s Greg Lebel.

Also, the delicate balance between long-overdue rights for LGBT Americans and the religious convictions of some of their neighbors. Welton Gaddy talks with The Atlantic Magazine’s Emma Green. She’s the author of a column headlined Gay Rights May Come at the Cost of Religious Freedom.

And some of the most important issues of our day are inherently political. How can faith leaders responsibly those issues without compromising their integrity? We get insights from Rabbi Jill Jacobs, who recently addressed this important question in The Washington Post titled Should rabbis really be wading into the debate over the Iran deal?

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