Thursday, April 14, 2016
Please plan to join us for the film, "The Lord is not on Trial Here Today," the PBS award winning documentary about the Supreme Court case of McCollum v. Board of Education, on Thursday, April 14th, from 7-9pm at the University Congregational Church at 29th & Webb (9209 E. 29th St. N.)
This hour-long film traces the courageous fight by one family to stand up against coercion and religious promotion taking place in their son's public school. The costs were high for the family, but the Supreme Court case of McCollum v. Board of Education became one of the most important rulings in establishing the separation of church and state in public schools.
Following the film, a discussion on the Establishment Clause and 1st Amendment freedoms regarding religion will be led by board member, Dr. Michael Austin, author of "That's Not What They Meant: Reclaiming The Founding Fathers From America's Right Wing."
This event is free and open to the public! Please bring a friend for this important discussion about why this case was so important to keeping our public schools free from religious proselytizing on the taxpayer's dime and upholding the separation of church and state.
Refreshments will be served.