I had never even heard of the relatively new DVD Golden Rule Politics: Reclaiming the Rightful Role of Faith in Politics until the local chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State asked me yesterday if I would be on a panel about the issues addressed in it this coming Sunday. I'm not sure about the logic of having the event on a holiday weekend and a Sunday night (when most Church people who go to churchy things are at...Church), but the organizers must figure that most Church people won't be going to OutLoud! or, um, any event sponsored by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Not sure. But that's a shame because we actually ought to be going to discussions where the deck isn't stacked in our favor.
Back to the film. You can see clips of it here. And there's a nifty study guide here. Tennessee's own Senator Roy Herron (D-Dresden), who has an M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School, is interviewed. The DVD is produced by the Baptist Center for Ethics, which is the moderate foil to the more conservative Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Event Details: Sunday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. Central at OutLoud! located at 1703 Church Street in Nashville. Film followed by discussion.