Kresta in the Afternoon – July 19, 2012 – Hour 1

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    First Topic - The Story of How Protestants and Catholics Fought for Freedom at the Movies

    Hollywood and Christianity often seem to be at war. Indeed, there is a long list of movies that have attracted religious condemnation, from Gone with the Wind with its notorious "damn," to The Life of Brian and The Last Temptation of Christ. But the reality, writes William Romanowski, has been far more complicated--and remarkable. A leading historian of popular culture Bill joins us to explore the long and varied efforts of religious groups to influence the film industry.

    Second Topic - Will the Obamacare "Tax" Trump Religious Liberty?

    Now that the dust is settling upon the Supreme Court's recent ruling that the individual mandate is constitutional, it is time to consider what effect the characterization of the penalty as a tax upon those who refuse to comply with the individual mandate may have on the religious liberty claims of religious organizations seeking exemption from services contrary to their faith. Seana Sugrue, Professor of Politics at Ave Maria University, is here to discuss just that.


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