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Debate: God and Government?

here's the link for tickets (free but necessary as seating is limited)

host: Longmont Area Dems (not affiliated with the state party)

Moderator -- John Vahlenkamp (participating as an individual, not per his employment as managing editor of the local paper)

FOR the Resolution: 

Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State 

Denise Maes, ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director 

AGAINST the Resolution: 

Michael J. Norton, the senior counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom at its Regional Service Center in Colorado

Scott Dunn, Longmont attorney and member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church 

Hosting organizations: LAD and the Colorado chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State 

Host organizations' representatives:

LAD/Richard Juday

AUCO/Renee Ten Eyck 

This will be an Oxford-style debate (see,

We'll lead off with a 15-minute historical perspective by CU's Professor of Religious Studies Ira Chernus

This is a free event but as there is limited seating and the expectation of a large attendance, you must secure a ticket through Eventbrite.  

seating will be from 6PM to 6:30

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  • Scot S.

    Bit of a hassle driving 'all the way' to Longmont, but well worth the effort. I know I'm biased, but in my view, Barry Lynn gave 'em hell!

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Dave

      He did. Norton tried to make the case that if minorities are unhappy with how they are treated, they should elect people who share their views. That might work if they weren't minorities!

      1 · May 8, 2014

  • Dave

    That was interesting. Barry Lynn was great. He eloquently articulated logical, well reasoned arguments. Michael Norton did nothing but use straw-men arguments and tried to make the case that conservative Christians are the victims of liberal intolerance.

    May 7, 2014

  • Felicia D.

    Hi Ruth - please advise if this event gets cancelled to save maneuvering through heavy traffic and weather from Denver. Otherwise looking forward to hearing Barry Lynn! Thanks, Felicia

    May 7, 2014

    • Ruth M.

      I just checked their twitter and Facebook. Nothing looks like it's been cancelled. See you there!

      May 7, 2014

    • Felicia D.

      Ok, thanks!

      May 7, 2014

  • Scot S.

    Plenty of (free) tickets still available, but they are starting to get 'snapped up' at a pretty good rate. If you are interested in attending (and I have no doubt it will be a very lively, thought-provoking debate), I wouldn't wait too long to get your (free) ticket. Did I mention that they are free? We need to pack the place with freethinkers!

    April 25, 2014

  • BILL T.

    I would love to go if there is a car pool from Colorado Springs

    April 24, 2014

  • Ruth M.

    I changed the name of the event b/c I could not tell from the old one what was happening.

    April 22, 2014

  • Scot S.

    Has anyone had any luck finding this event posted on Eventbrite?

    April 16, 2014

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