Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

October 20, 2004

Whitworth Hosts 'Is God for Bush or Kerry?' Debate on Oct. 25 in Campus Chapel

WHAT: Whitworth's student Political Activism Club is hosting a debate between two Spokane Christian leaders on whether George W. Bush or John Kerry offer visions and policies that are most consistent with Christianity. Both participants will respond to questions posed by a moderator about Christian principles or values at stake in the election, such as the war on terror, abortion, protecting the environment, health care and supporting traditional marriage. There also will be time for questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: John Temple Bristow, pastor of Country Homes Christian Church and adjunct professor of religion at Gonzaga University, will represent Kerry in the debate.

Phil Altmeyer, executive director of Union Gospel Mission of Spokane who previously worked with Campus Crusade for Christ, will represent Bush in the debate.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25

WHERE: Seeley G. Mudd Chapel on Whitworth College campus


Laura Thaut, chair of political activism club, lthaut01@whitworth.edu.

Greg Orwig, director of communications, (509) 777-4580 or gorwig@whitworth.edu.

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