The Oklahoma City chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will host its second annual hot-button debate on Thursday, March 15, 2012, starting at 7:00pm and ending by 8:30pm. The location will be on the campus of Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC)…
The debaters will be Abbie Smith voicing opposition to the resolution: “Intelligent Design should be taught in public school science classrooms”.
Debating in favor of the resolution will be Dr. Steve Kern of Olivet Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. http://www.olivetbaptistokc.com/
That strange roaring noise you heard Sunday afternoon was me laughing when the AU folks told me who they found to ‘debate’ me.
The second roaring noise you heard was my mom and I laughing when I called to tell her.
Honestly, this isnt going to be an actual ‘debate’, because there is no actual scientific ‘debate’ on this issue. This is going to be a fantastic science outreach opportunity for me to tell a bunch of folks about how scientists use evolution every day in the lab to extend/improve our lives.
Because Kern is such a prominent local radical Christian (which of course, includes demanding reality conform to Creationism), there are hopefully going to be lots of folks there from his church. Folks who have never met a real scientist, and dont know why we care about evolution so much.
This isnt a ‘debate’. Its an educational opportunity for people who really need it. Kern is just bait.
And if he is shitty bait, a bunch of cool folks from AU-OKC and OKCAtheists will be better prepared to deal with the Creationists they encounter in their daily lives.
Oh, and for those of you who cant make it to the event, it will be recorded and uploaded online by AU (so there will not be any of the ‘creative editing’ radical Christian groups are known for).
… *snicker* Steve Kern. Jesus Christ, LOL!!!