University of Central Florida Hosts: Gay Marriage in America Debate

University Professors to Tackle Questions Homosexuality and the Family Morals in America.

Domenick Nati
(530) 346-3342

"SAME SEX MARRIAGE: Should it be legal in America?" Debate at the University of Central Florida: Dr. Michael L. Brown vs. Dr. Eric Smaw

University Professors to Tackle Questions Homosexuality and the Family Morals in America.

ORLANDO, FL - On April 21, 2011 at 7:30pm at UCF's Health and Public Affairs Building (Room 119), Rollins College professor, Dr. Eric Smaw and author and seminary professor Dr. Michael L. Brown will debate the question "Should same sex marriage be legalized in America?" The event will be held at 4000 Central Florida Blvd and is open to the public. After the formal portion of the debate, Brown and Smaw
will field questions from the audience.

Dr. Smaw will be responding in the affirmative. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law from the University of Kentucky in 2005. His areas of expertise are philosophy of law, international law, human rights, ethics, and modern philosophy. He has published articles on human rights, terrorism, and cosmopolitanism. His most recent publication is "Swaying in the Balance: Civil Liberties, National
Security, and Justice in Times of Emergency".

Dr. Brown will be responding in the negative. He earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and is a nationally known evangelical lecturer and radio host. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and twenty books, including the recently published study A Queer Thing Happened to America, which is quickly being recognized as the definitive work on the history and effects of gay activism on American culture.

"I believe this debate will address key issues which we cannot avoid, issues pertaining to 'gay civil rights' and the redefining of marriage," said Brown. "But I'm confident that the debate will be conducted with civility and respect, hopefully presenting a model as to how the public debate of such volatile issues can produce more light than heat."

The debate is part of Dr. Brown's book speaking tour, The Campaign for Religious Tolerance and Intellectual Diversity. Moderating the debate will be John Stemberger, the President of the Florida Family
Policy Council.

The event is sponsored by Resound Missions Base; a southern Orlando school of ministry and a church, centered around a house of prayer.

Dr. Michael L. Brown is host of the daily, nationally syndicated talk radio program, the Line of Fire and serves as a professor at a number of leading seminaries, holding a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He has spoken in over twenty-five nations and has made numerous TV and radio appearances, while his work has been featured in newspapers such as the Washington Post, the Charlotte Observer, and the Baltimore Sun. His most recent book, A Queer Thing Happened to America, proved so controversial that no major publisher was willing to touch it, but it reached #1 on Amazon's Gay and Lesbian Nonfiction list just days after its release. To request a review copy of the book or to schedule an interview with Dr. Michael Brown, please contact: Domenick Nati at or 530-346-3342. More information can be found on