As Faith in the Public Square Is Argued Nationally, Renowned
Apologist Alex McFarland to Debate Mikey Weinstein, Founder of
the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, on April 11 in Colorado
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Much of America is debating a possible wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but one group is sending a message about a wall of a completely different kind—the wall that supposedly belongs between church and state.
According to a Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) press release, a dozen new billboards are popping up throughout the Denver area that claim, “The only wall we need is between church and state.”
The group also claims the billboards are timely because of the impending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whom FFRF calls “threat to secular government and individual liberties, given his ‘natural law’ philosophy derived from religious principles.” An FFRF Denver chapter leader also said, “At no time in the history of the United States have our First Amendment rights possibly been more threatened than they are today.”
Religion and culture expert, national radio host and author Dr. Alex McFarland (www.AlexMcFarland.com) couldn’t agree more, but for much different reasons.
“The argument many have about the separation between church and state is grossly misconstrued,” McFarland said. “Our founders never intended that faith be stripped from the public square. In fact, in their zeal to remove all references of religion, many of these ‘freedom from faith’ organizations would have to take our founding fathers to court, too. These billboards are now popping up in the very state where I will engage in a debate and argue for those who live by faith to be able to do just that.”
One week from today, McFarland will debate the leader of an organization similar to FFRF. McFarland will take the stage with Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), for a live evening debate at Colorado Christian University. During the event, McFarland hopes to communicate to Christians the importance of knowing their faith and knowing how to defend it.
The debate is sponsored by the Colorado Fireline Coalition and will be moderated by Dan Caplis, morning radio host for KNUS 710 News/Talk in Denver. For the event, McFarland will be joined by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq., founder of Telios Law PLLC, and Weinstein will be joined by Scott Moss, who teaches and conducts research at the University of Colorado Law School.
WHO: Dr. Alex McFarland and Mikey Weinstein
WHAT: Debate on religious liberty in the public square
WHERE: Colorado Christian University Event Center, 8787 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO
WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017
HOW: The event is free, but registration is required online. Video recordings and live
broadcasting will be permitted, and a special section will be reserved for press.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McFarland has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young people over his career, teaching them to know what they believe and why they believe it. He has debated many atheists, secularists and progressives who doubt the very faith that grounds McFarland and millions like him. His newest book “Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home,” explores why millennials are leaving the church and how those who love them can bring them back.
Co-authored with apologist and evangelist Jason Jimenez, “Abandoned Faith” features conversations with top Christian leaders and sheds new light on what Christian parents must do to reach their young adult children. “Abandoned Faith” also offers a strong voice of hope for parents, church leaders and others who serve and love the millennial generation.
To cover the debate or book Dr. Alex McFarland for interviews, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.