Debate with Reverend Dr. Michael Newdow and Dr. Christopher Leland at Focus on the Family
Are We "One Nation Under God?"
Freethinkers and Focus on the Family to Co-Sponsor Local Debate
Wednesday April 23, at Focus on the Family, Doors open at 6:15pm
The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs and Focus on the Family will co-sponsor a debate between Reverend Dr. Michael Newdow, physician and constitutional lawyer most widely known for his efforts to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency; and Dr. Chris Leland, senior fellow for Christian worldview studies at Focus on the Family. Newdow and Leland will tackle issues of separation of church and state, focusing specifically on the use of “God” in government affairs. The debate statement is: Resolved: The phrases “one Nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on
Admission is free and open to the public.There will be time for audience Q&A at the end of the evening.
The FTCS are co-sponsoring this event in part by the Humanist Action League (HAL) and the American Humanist Association (AHA).
Reverend Dr. Michael Newdow
Michael Newdow argues for equality and religious freedom according to constitutional law. He is currently working to remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” from our money. He is a graduate of
Dr. Chris Leland
Chris Leland is the Executive Director of College Student Ministries for the Focus on the Family Institute. He is also the Senior Fellow for Christian Worldview Studies and founder of Focus’s college website, TrueU.org. He holds a Ph.D. from the
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