Special CFI Lecture & Q&A “Is America a Christian Nation?”
RSVP to Tampa@CenterForInquiry.net .
This presentation will review the remarkable history of the creation of both the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights to clearly demonstrate that the Founders specifically intended to establish a constitutional system in which believers and nonbelievers are equal and in which no religion is to ever have any preference over any other religion.
What were the motivations of the founders who created the Constitution? What statements did they make, and what actions did they take to insure that religion would be free from government interference, and vice versa? What are some of the legal precedents? Was the US ever a Christian nation? Should it be?
Eddie Tabash is a Los Angeles area constitutional lawyer. He chairs the board of directors of the Center for Inquiry, Council for Secular Humanism and Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He also chairs the nationwide legal committee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He has filed amicus briefs in the United States and California Supreme Courts arguing that all branches of government must treat believers and nonbelievers equally.
Center for Inquiry-Tampa Bay is the sponsor. UUC Humanists and the ACLU, Hillsborough & Pinellas chapters, are co-hosts.
ALSO--listen to an interview & call-in show the same day on Tampa's great public supported radio station (over the air and on the Internet) WMNF-FL 88.5. The show is Rob Lorei's Radioactivity. ( http://www.wmnf.org )
Donations to CFI-Tampa Bay will be solicited to help defray the costs of
this lecture. If any of you can make a donation beforehand, please mail to:
CFI c/o O'Keefe
4011 S Manhattan Ave. Box 139
Tampa, FL 33611-1277.
Anyone who donates $60 or more will be listed as a new or renewing member of CFI. You can thus do two good things at once. All donations are tax deductible.
There is plenty of parking at the UUC or, if needed, at the church across the street.