My friend Chris Rodda has been blasting the “Christian heritage” resolutions that have been submitted in Congress by Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia for years. Those resolutions are chock full of oversimplifications, half-truths and outright lies. During a recent radio appearance, Forbes issued the following challenge:
“I challenge the president or anyone else — come up, either debate me on this issue or simply tell me where that single moment in time was when you can say we crossed the threshold — we ceased being a Judeo-Christian nation — and you can’t do it.”
And Chris gleefully accepted that challenge publicly:
Well, as an “anyone else,” I hereby accept Mr. Forbes’s challenge. I want to publicly debate him on his resolution…
Mr. Forbes has incessantly touted his footnoting and documentation of all the claims found in the 75 “Whereas” clauses of his resolution, making numerous statements like the following one from his Jodi Hice Show appearance, so he should have no worries at all about defending those claims, right?…
So, Mr. Forbes, just name the time and place — your turf, my turf (up here in NJ-6), DC, or anywhere else — and let’s debate your resolution clause by clause and see how well that very impressive looking list of footnotes you keep boasting about stands up to scrutiny.
I’ll be sending a registered, return receipt letter to Mr. Forbes’s office formally accepting his challenge to make sure he knows that I, as an “anyone else,” have stepped up to accept it.
This should be fun.