Eyewitness to Gaza; and former religious right leader warns conservatives have gone too far

10/28/09 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up, a warning from one of the co-founders of the religious right that the rhetoric from the far right is steering the country on a dangerous path.

We’ll also get an eyewitness account of conditions in Gaza from a photojournalist who is speaking tonight in Tampa.

But first a listener comment about a caller to last Thursday’s program. Last Thursday we talked with a former top advisor to the Reagan and Bush one White Houses who says tax cuts and supply side economics will not work in the current recession.

Our first guest today is photographer and activist Skip Schiel who has documented life in Israel and the Palestinian territories for the past six years. While in Gaza he worked with the American Friends Service Committee youth program.

He’s in town for a speaking engagement tonight. He was in Gaza last year- before and there this summer -after the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

Our next guest, Frank Schaeffer, and his father were among the founders of the religious right in this country. He became disenchanted from the conservative religious movement and has written a series of books criticizing the direction the movement has taken. His latest book is Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism) (Da Capo Press). He’s warning that Republicans are in the grip of an Apocalyptic rapture cult bent on revenge and vindication.

Frank Schaeffer is the author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back and the forthcoming Patience With God: Faith For People Who Don't Like Religion (Or Atheism)

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