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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Paul Waldman (The American Prospect)

On The Posner Show, Sarah and Paul discuss this weekend’s Reason Rally. Should a secularist movement model itself on the Christian Coalition? They examine obstacles to a secularist movement gaining political influence and whether religious groups will always have an advantage. The religious right and the Republican Party are united, but Democrats worry that they have to appeal to secularists and religious voters alike. Can those two factions unite around protecting church-state separation? Plus: Do secularists need better public advocates than Richard Dawkins?

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Recorded:Mar 26    Posted:Mar 27, 2012
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The Posner Show | Mar 27, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Paul Waldman

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