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The Founding Myth – Andrew Seidel (ONLINE Lecture)

Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org

Description:

Join us for our first online lecture, as Andrew Seidel, a constitutional attorney and the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, discusses his book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American.

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic this event will be held Virtually.

This event is FREE and open to all who register, but it will NOT be recorded or posted later due to restrictions by the book publisher, so be sure not to miss it.

Click the Register Button to complete your FREE Registration for this event. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the lecture via the Zoom App.

Christian nationalism made Donald Trump president. This political theology claims that America is a Christian nation, that the United States was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, that the Ten Commandments form the basis of our laws. Constitutional attorney and Wisconsin author Andrew L. Seidel discusses his new nonfiction book The Founding Myth, which illustrates that, not only are we not a Christian nation, but Judeo-Christian principles are fundamentally opposed to the values on which America was founded. Religion, law, and history collide in this provocative conversation.

A moderated Q&A will follow the lecture.

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About Andrew Seidel

Director of Strategic Response, Freedom From Religion Foundation

ANDREW L. SEIDEL is a constitutional attorney, the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and an author based in Madison, Wisc. His first book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American was burned by an evangelical preacher shortly after its release last year. Publisher's Weekly said that Andrew “provides a fervent takedown of Christian Nationalism in his furious debut. ... his well-conceived arguments will spark conversations for those willing to listen.” Renowned constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky has described it as “a beautifully written book” that “explodes a frequently expressed myth: that the United States was created as a Christian nation.” When not fighting for the First Amendment, Andrew writes for ThinkProgress, Religion Dispatches, Religion News Service, Rewire News and elsewhere.