This is from the OKC Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State:
The Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State will hold a free public debate on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. on the Oklahoma City Community College campus.
The debate topic will be:”Resolved, the United States Constitution neither established nor advocates for a Christian nation.”
Dr. Bruce Prescott, Executive Director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists and President of the Norman, Oklahoma Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will argue the AFFIRMATIVE and Dr. Steve Kern, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, will argue the NEGATIVE. Dr. Kern is married to Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern.
“When the constitution was written ministers denounced it for being a “godless constitution.” Today, ministers are determined to read between the lines to find God. I appreciate this opportunity to discuss what the constitution actually says,” stated Prescott.
Event moderator will be Mike Fuller, OKAU chapter president. Rev. Jim Shields, board member of the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, will conduct the debate and the post debate Q & A session from the audience. The event will conclude at 8:30 pm.
Participants will have the opportunity to express with which position they tend to agree. This event is free and open to the public.
OKAU Vice President Nick Singer said “This is a terrific opportunity for the public to hear two sides to an often misrepresented issue. Many national figures have made claims about our being a Christian nation and this is a great time and place to settle that debate.”
Americans United (AU) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.
“Can true religious liberty be attained in a Christian Nation? Hear the OKAU debate and join us for an open discussion about this important issue,” said Fuller.
For more information about the Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans for Separation of Church and State please visit http://www.au.org or http://www.okau.org/ or contact Mike Fuller at 405-570-3244, Nick Singer at 405-416-3126 or James Nimmo at 405-843-3651.