Two activists and a pastor came together on the evening of March 6th at a debate in Richmond, Va. The event was hosted by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.
AUs Lauren Smith tells us:
“One of those well-known activists was Americans United Executive Director, the Rev. Barry Lynn. He was joined by biblical scholar Jacques Berlinerblau of Georgetown University, arguing for a complete separation of religion and government.
The question was a little too black-and-white, so Lynn made it clear from the outset that government sans religion does not mean government sans values. Values mean many things to many people and are often derived from religious belief; that, he said, is where religion’s influence on secular governance must end.”
Here is the link to the whole article at AU: Enlightening Exchange: AU’s Lynn Joins UVA Debate On Religion And Government
Here is the link to the video of the debate at Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia.
And the transcript link is at the end of Smith’s article at AU.
Also, I found these YouTube videos “Discussing Faith in Public Life - Part 1 of 5″. Rev. Barry Lynn is one of the members of the panel.
Parts 2-5 can be found at YouTube and discussion pretty much contains talk about early campaign which is now history.