Godless America

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This American Life, June 3, 2005 · "At a time when House Majority Leader Tom Delay calls for enacting a 'Biblical world view' in government, when Christians are asserting their ideals in the selection of judges, in public school science classes and elsewhere, This American Life spends an hour trying to remember why anyone liked the separation of church and state in the first place." (Thanks to WBEZ and PRI, who produce the show.)

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