Today, I start another week as guest host of Air America Live, from noon-3(ET). I hope you'll listen in at www.airamerica.com/listen.
This morning I awoke to video released by Al Jazeera about US evangelical soldiers prostelitizing in Afghanistan, attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity.
Talk about timing... as in Hour 2 today, I'll be speaking with Frank Schaeffer, who was instrumental in the birth of the religious right movement and has since come to his senses. He wrote about his father, Francis Schaeffer, who was the equivalent of the Protestant Pope, in his book, "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."
We'll also look into the origins of the swine flu which, believe it or not, differs from the origins of the religious right.
And speaking of prostelitizing, there's a fight in many states about "Choose Life" license plates. We already have those here in Florida. We're so ahead of the curve, the Florida Legislature, in all their wisdom, just approved this one:
And there's lots more to talk about today as well... I hope you'll call in too... the number is 866-303-2270!