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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Sarah Pulliam Bailey (Christianity Today, GetReligion.org)

On The Posner Show, Sarah speaks with Sarah Pulliam Bailey about Mitt Romney’s commencement speech at Liberty University and how evangelicals are dealing with Romney’s Mormonism. How much will President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage impact white evangelical turnout, or black or Latino enthusiasm? They also dissect the theology of Obama’s new support for same-sex marriage, the reactions of his spiritual advisors, and whether his new position will hurt him with “new” evangelicals who say they care about more issues than just the culture wars. Are “anti-gay rights” and “anti-gay” the same thing? Plus: The generational divide over same-sex marriage—will megachurches start to lose members?

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Recorded:May 14    Posted:May 14, 2012
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The Posner Show | May 14, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Culturally Determined

When superstar thinkers fall from grace

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Daniel Drezner, author of the recent book The Ideas Industry, explains the cycle of praise and rejection that shapes the careers of top public intellectuals.

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Scientology’s secret abuse scandal

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Journalist Tony Ortega explains how the organization has used its canonical texts to justify incidences of child sexual abuse. Plus: Scientology vs. the IRS.

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The left’s nonviolent core

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Former Weather Underground member Mark Rudd explains why he can’t write off the Antifa movement completely. Plus: Not so fast, comrade.

The DMZ

Biden’s political tightrope act

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Joe Biden can maintain populist appeal without making promises to the Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. Plus: Sunday Night Football, interrupted.

The Wright Show

Disrupting the identity politics paradigm

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Andrew Sullivan argues that a new Democratic focus on wealth inequality could “scramble” the country’s ideological divisions.

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“Making friends with desire”

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Ethan Nichtern, author of the new book The Dharma of The Princess Bride, offers a Buddhist take on the film’s themes of family, friendship, and romance.

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Are the Pences on to something?

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In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Mike Pence’s old-fashioned rule for interacting with other women.

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Is Richard Dawkins bad for secularism?

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Sociologist Joseph Baker, author of the book American Secularism, contends that the New Atheism movement was influential, but doesn’t represent America’s growing non-religious population.

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Do comedians have a moral responsibility?

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Daniel Kaufman and Daniel Tippens on what political scrutiny of stand-up comedy says about our collective morality.

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Does world peace start with inner peace?

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Robert Wright and biologist Tyler Volk, author of the new book Quarks to Culture, on what might save the world.

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