Sunday, February 13, 2011

Christian Nation Debate at OCCC

This should be interesting –
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.

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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.

1 comment:

Man of the West said...

This should be interesting...

That's putting it mildly.

I would argue that the debate topic--"Resolved, the United States Constitution neither established nor advocates for a Christian nation."--is very poorly framed. It would be very easy to argue that the Constitution assumes a more-or-less biblical worldview, but trying to draw specific phrases out of it to prove that it was supposed to be the instrumentality by which thirteen separate, sovereign states were supposed to be welded into one nation with Christianity as the official religion would be a very different task indeed.