Thursday, June 4, 2015

VIDEO from RFRA panel discussion

Here are my snippets:

Here is the full length video discussion:

ACLU RFRA full version from John Hollowell on Vimeo.

Some thoughts:

1)  Oddly, the person who I would describe as most attacking toward the Catholic position was the other person representing "Christianity".  I don't recall the fellow's name nor denomination, but he was the one who voiced the generic things like "God is compassion" "we have same sex marriage at our Church" "The Bible says to welcome everyone" etc.  

2)  There were 5 panelists.  I was the only for the original RFRA.  If you want to paint the picture that RFRA was a bad idea, then I would set the panel up the way it was set up.  A few legal people, a few government people, a christian against RFRA and then have a celibate Catholic priest be the only one for RFRA, that way even if he makes good points, well, he's one of those priest types.


  1. 1) Oddly, the person who I would describe as most attacking toward the Catholic position was the other person representing "Christianity".

    That's not odd at all. Mainline denominations have been in a "race to the bottom" for decades, the fruits of which being empty pews. Some fundamentalists still hold the line, but it's all part of of the Sola Scriptura roulette wheel: 'round and 'round she goes; where she stops nobody knows.

    1. You sound like that demonic Michael Voris, who maligns the Church any chance he gets, makes us look like the Westboro Baptist Church , and has the nerve to call himself Catholic. Far from it

  2. By way of introduction, here is the bio that was printed in the program for the panel discussion and was laying in our seats.

    "Doug Sloan is Chair of the Faith & Giving Ministry and has served as Elder and Treasurer at Central Christian Church (DOC) in Terre Haute. Also, he is a member of the CIS adjunct faculty at Ivy Tech Community College. He authored the letter-to-the-editor opposing HJR 3, signed by 38 elders, officers, members, and friends of Central Christian Church (DOC). Doug was a co-author of the resolution passed in 2012 to eliminate sexual orientation as criteria for ordination in the Indiana Region of the Disciples of Christ. He graduated in 2009 with a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana State University and a BS in Management Information Systems from Ball State University in 1997. He has been published in DisciplesWorld and Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice and is a contributor to the blog: [D]"