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photoA host of documentaries aimed at winning hearts and minds in America's culture war hit the stores today. Michael Moore's heavy indictment of the Bush administration, "Fahrenheit 9/11," is one among them. Now, the Christian right has released a response film that is soon to be seen on religious networks across the dial.

"George W. Bush: Faith in the White House" outlines the significant role of fundamentalist Christianity in the life and presidency of George W. Bush. The film has been released amidst new polls cataloguing the reaction different religious groups have to the president, and to the campaign itself.

Bush supporters say that faith gives him a moral anchor and inspires his thinking. Critics are claiming that Bush's religious views blind him to the discernible benefits of scientific thought, and that the wall between church and state must be maintained.

Hear about the faith-based presidency of George W. Bush and the Christian right's answer to Fahrenheit 9/11.

Guests:

David Kirkpatrick, reporter for the New York Times;David Balsiger, producer of "George W. Bush: Faith in the White House"

David Domke, Associate Professor at the University of Washington and author of "God Willing? Political Fundamentalism in the White House, the 'War on Terror' and the Echoing Press"

Harvey Cox, Jr., professor at Harvard Divinity School, author of "Common Prayers: Faith, Family, and a Christian's Journey Through the Jewish Year";Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on October 5, 2004.

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