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March 23, 2013

On the History of Religious Liberty | State of Belief Radio

Jay Michaelson speaks about a new report from Political Research Associates about the history of religious liberty.

Religious Liberty used to mean freedom from persecution and even death—and still does in many parts of the world. But how did this powerful phrase come to represent the interests of conservative Christians in this country? How did oppression get redefined to mean not being able to impose one’s own beliefs on others? An explosive new report from Political Research Associates explains how we got here, and how high the stakes are if things keep moving in this direction.

December 8, 2012

The End is Near: A Book Review | State of Belief

Jay Michaelson talks about the conclusions he drew when reviewing two lengthy books about apocalypse for Religion Dispatches Magazine.

What is it about the idea of impending doom that seems to hold an attraction for so many of us? Whether it’s the Maya prediction, the “fiscal cliff” rhetoric, Y2k, or some other version of “the end is near,” the concept seems to hold a perverse appeal. Jay Michaelson is on the show to talk about the conclusions he drew when reviewing two lengthy books on the subject for Religion Dispatches Magazine.

March 26, 2012

The Jesse Peterson Radio Show [Podcast]

Jay Michaelson appears on a far-right talk radio show and does his best to make the religious case for equality.

January 15, 2012

WRPI | Homoradio: God vs. Gay?

Jay talks about the Bible and gay rights, along with the differences between the Jewish and Christian approaches, in an hourlong conversation on Homoradio.

Jay talks about the Bible and gay rights, along with the differences between the Jewish and Christian approaches, in an hourlong conversation on Homoradio.

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