Imagine that you've saved for years for the down payment toward your first home and the day comes that you're finally able to buy your house. Excited, you move in … only to hear frightening sounds late at night and to discover that an amateur practitioner of Santeria is sacrificing goats and chickens almost directly under your bedroom window. Slain animal carcasses sit in the alley for a week or more, waiting for the garbage collector and creating stench and swarms of flies.
Imagine that you complain to the city and nothing is done because banning the practice would violate your neighbor's freedom of religion.
Imagine that you're the subject of voodoo hexes and threats of violence because you've dared to complain.
That's what happened to a young lady in Delaware.
Documentary film producer Mike Pulcinella (pictured) found himself as both movie maker and movie subject in a disturbing account about freedom FROM religion. Mike's girlfriend, who bought the house, eventually lost thousands of dollars because she was forced to sell her house below market value in order to get away from what was going on next door.
Join us for the God Discussion Internet radio podcast on Thursday, May 6, 2010 for the rest of this shocking and disturbing story as we talk with Mike Pulcinella.
Mike's story begs the question,
At what point do people's religious freedoms trump other people's freedoms?
MIke Pulcinella is a documentary filmmaker best known for his underground bodybuilding documentary series Raising the Bar about his brother Dave's quest to become a pro bodybuilder.
His most recent documentary is about a contender to the Mr. Olympia crown called "Kai Greene: OVERKILL".
In 2008 he was involved in a controversy involving religion, law, culture and freedom. Frustrated by injustice of the situation he struck back with the best tool at his disposal. His camera. "Freedom From Religion", a four part YouTube documentary, was the result. The videos are posted below.
The Dominionism Update and Responses to Pentagon Decision Over the National Day of Prayer.
One of the threats to religious freedom is the growing influence of dominionism. Whether it is freedom to practice religion or freedom to not be subject to religions you may not agree with, believers and non-believers alike should be familiar with Christian dominionism and be able to identify its political players at the voting booth. Given the decision by VCY America to dump Janet Porter's Faith2Action broadcast due to her increasing dominionist theology, the subject is finally getting discussed more openly. We will be joined by Leah Burton, author and board member of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to talk about the latest in dominionism, to explore what dominionism is about, and to comment on the wave of angry, violent responses from the radical Christian community over the Pentagon's decision to cancel Franklin Graham's National Day of Prayer ceremony.
Call or Chat … Or Just Listen In.
As always, your calls are welcome during the show. If you can't call in, be sure to log into the web-based chat room and submit your questions or comment there and we'll forward them onto our guests. The chat room tends to be a fun networking place while the show takes place, so be sure and check it out.
Time: Thursday, May 6, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m. PACIFIC (see time conversions below)
God Discussion on Blog Talk Radio:
Show Page (and Chat Room):
Call-In Number: (914) 338-0452
Specific Show Notes: When the show goes live, you'll see a "ON AIR" button … click it and you can hear the live stream through your computer speakers. If you have SKYPE, click the "click to talk" button and you will be taken to the switchboard. The chatroom can be viewed and accessed at the show page .
Time Zones: The clock below is set for Pacific time.
Pacific: 7:00 p.m. | Mountain: 8:00 p.m. | Central: 9:00 p.m. | Eastern: 10:00 p.m. (see time zone map)
Current Pacific Time