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Falwell Legal Director Joins Evangelical Conservatives at Forum Today

Contact: Dane Rose, Program Director, Faith and Action, 202-546-8329, 703-447-1072 cell

WASHINGTON, June 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mat Staver, dean of Liberty University School of Law (founded by Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Virginia) and the founder of Liberty Counsel, a public interest religious liberty legal firm, will join the line-up of Evangelical leaders at a noon forum today entitled “Evangelicals in ’08: United or Divided?” Anita Staver, Mr. Staver’s wife and an attorney, is president of Liberty Counsel and will also participate.

Six other Evangelical leaders will present historic Christian teaching on social and moral issues at the second annual Reese Roundtable on Capitol Hill, planned six months ago. It will contrast significantly with last night’s Sojourners' "Faith, Values and Politics" panel at George Washington University featuring Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards.

The Roundtable event will take place at the National Press Club’s Zenger Room. The program includes Rev. Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), president of Faith and Action and chairman of the Committee on Church and Society for the Evangelical Church Alliance, Norman Geisler, Ph.D., co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary and author of Legislating Morality, Bernard P. Reese, constitutional attorney and conservative Christian philanthropist, the Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney, Reformed Presbyterian minister and director of the Christian Defense Coalition and Dr. Gary Dull of Faith Baptist Ministries and the National Clergy Council.

Moderator of the forum, Rev. Rob Schenck, said:

"The Reese Roundtable presents enduring Biblical truth, Evangelical orthodoxy and historic Christian moral teaching. The Sojourners' group represents a narrow subset of Christians who straddle between Evangelical and liberal Protestant. Their values do not represent mainstream Evangelical belief or practice.

"We challenge CNN and all news media to balance coverage of the Sojourners' panel by reporting from both sides of this debate. We invite all news networks, journals and Internet publications to attend the Reese Roundtable forum."

Event Details ---

What: Second Annual Reese Roundtable Luncheon Forum; Evangelicals in '08, United or Divided?

When: Tuesday, June 5, 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.

Where: The National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

There is no cost for this luncheon and program. Admission is open to the public but seating preference will be given to congressional employees, journalists and religious leaders. For reservations call Allyson Black at 202-546-8329, extension 104.