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Republicans and Sinners: God and the GOP

August 13, 2008
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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


This meeting of the CFI Michigan will feature Michigan Republican Party veteran, Thom Houseman, speaking about the relationship between the Republican Party and Religion.

Mr. Houseman brings a personal perspective and a larger view of the effects of conservative/hard rightist religion on the Republican Party. Expect to receive insight into the works of the GOP on the local, state and national level which will help to inform your decisions and actions in defense of religious liberty and a civic public square.

The central issue for the radical religious is “SIN.” The broader reach is radical control over the lives of American citizens. In what direction is the religious right capable of taking us? How will this play out in the critical presidential election this November? Mr. Houseman can take you inside the crisis.

Join us to hear Thom Houseman’s unique perspective and get an inside look at the role religion plays in the Republican Party and what it may mean for this year’s national election.

About Thom Houseman

Delegate of the Michigan Republican Convention, Member of the National Republican Caucus of NEA

Mr. Houseman has been a Delegate of the Michigan Republican Convention since 1978 and is a member of the National Republican Caucus of NEA. Previous GOP positions that he has held include: Delegate – Republican National Convention (1980), Delegate – Republican National Convention (1984), Republican National Convention (1992), County Chairman – Allegan County Republicans. In addition, he served for 8 years on the Party Issues Committee for the Michigan Republican Party, as the District Secretary of the Michigan Republican Party, and as Co-chair for the Michigan Republicans for Clinton/Gore in 1992.