Brad R.E. Wright on Christian Stereotypes
Date: August 9th, 2010

Bradley R.E. Wright, associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, discusses his new book, Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites … and Other Lies You’ve Been Told.  Is it true that evangelical Protestants have a divorce rate equal to or higher than the secular public?  Are Christians really more honest than their unchurched counterparts?  Are evangelicals simply poor, white Southerners who are easily led?  Using data from a variety of sources, Prof. Wright challenges some commonly held myths about Protestantism in America — myths that are not only propogated by a secular media, but often perpetuated by Christian leaders themselves!   We end the podcast with an observation that it may be harmful for Christian ministers to alarm the public about the decline of religion and Christianity.  Don’t miss our discussion of big hair or the revelation about a tragic incident in your host’s past!  Recorded: July 5, 2010.


Bradley Wright’s website and blog.

Christians Are Hate Filled Hypocrites … and Other Lies You’ve Been Told by Bradley R.E. Wright.

American Religious Identification Survey.

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