NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 06, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Abernethy) The debate over religion's role in the political arena examined in light of the role of the conservative right. [Wheeling, West Virginia, Mark DAVIS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Todd HENDERSON - offer views.] Gallup Polls findings from 1968 and 1996 on the church and politics cited. [Pew Center for People and the Press Andrew KOHUT - explains why there is more religion in politics these days.] ["First Things" editor Reverend Richard John NEUHAUS - speaks to the separation of church and state issue.] [Americans United Reverend Barry LYNN - says religion can be used as a club.] The history of the intertwining of religion and politics in the United States briefly reviewed.