Pulpit Initiative Debate this Wednesday, May 20th

Garrett Murch
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Posted: May 18, 2009 2:08 PM
The Alliance Defense Fund and the Federalist Society are co-sponsoring a debate this Wednesay on the following topic:

Does the 1954 Johnson Amendment violate the United States Constitution and federal law by requiring a pastor to refrain from addressing candidates and elections in light of Scripture or church doctrine during a sermon?

Panelists:

Benjamin W. Bull
, Chief Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund
Professor Douglas Laycock, Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School
Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Professor Donald B. Tobin, Associate Dean for Faculty, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law

The debate will be moderated by Steffen N. Johnson, Esq., from Winston & Strawn LLP

The event begins at 12:00 p.m. at the National Press Club.  Should be a good one.