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How “Christian” Does a Presidential Candidate Need to Be?
A Debate Hosted by The DeMoss Group
2008 RNA (Religion Newswriters Association) Conference-Washington D.C.
September 19, 2008
- Opening Statements
- Moderator's Questions
- Speakers' Questions
- Open Q&A
Dr. Robert Jeffress is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas and the author of sixteen books, including his latest title, Second Chance, Second Act (WaterBrook Press, 2007). Dr. Jeffress hosts a television and radio program, Pathway to Victory, and teaches a daily sermon series, which airs on 1,200 TV stations and cable systems in the United States and 28 other countries.
Jay Sekulow is chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), the nation's top conservative civil liberties law firm. Sekulow has presented oral arguments in numerous cases before the Supreme Court. In 2005, TIME magazine named Sekulow one of the "25 Most Influential Evangelicals" in America and called the ACLJ "a powerful counterweight" to the ACLU.
Mark DeMoss (moderator) is president of The DeMoss Group, a public relations firm he founded in 1991 to serve Christian organizations and causes. More than 125 faith-based organizations and corporations have sought counsel and support from his firm. He is the author of The Little Red Book of Wisdom (Thomas Nelson, 2007).
Below are links to download the debate video files (To download, right click each link and save target).
- Introduction by Mark DeMoss (trt 07:15)
- Opening Statement by Robert Jeffress (trt 08:21)
- Opening Statement by Jay Sekulow (trt 08:01)
- Moderator's Question to Robert Jeffress (trt 01:45)
- Moderator's Question to Jay Sekulow (trt 03:57)
- Rebuttal Jay Sekulow to Robert Jeffress (trt 02:21)
- Rebuttal Robert Jeffress to Jay Sekulow (trt 01:07)
- Speaker's Question Robert Jeffress to Jay Sekulow and Response (trt 03:08)
- Q&A #1 (trt 01:50)
- Q&A #2 (trt 03:30)
- Q&A #3 (trt 05:34)
- Q&A #4 (trt 01:49)
- Q&A #5 (trt 01:38)
- Q&A #6 (trt 00:51)
- Q&A #7 (trt 01:38)
- Q&A #8 (trt 01:38)
- Q&A #9 (trt 00:53)
- Q&A #10 (trt 01:57)
- Q&A #11 (trt 02:21)
- Q&A #12 (trt 00:43)