|Where is John Lee?|
The topics for last night's show were politics and religion, and the guests were Raymond Gaita, author and philopher; Jim Wallace of the Australian Christian Lobby; Kristina Keneally, former NSW Premier and active Catholic; Gerard Henderson, conservative commentator; and Cristina Rad, an athiest blogger.
Guests were asked to email questions before hand for selection to put to the panel. Only 10 questions were selected, and president John Moxon was lucky (or smart) enough to be selected to ask one. The questions ranged from the cynical (or cheeky) to the serious, and covered belief; charity and religion; the current responses to asylum seekers and more.
|John being checked in by security.|
There is more to this debate than "I want to decide how and when I die" versus "God should determine when we die", so as a person whose level of disability is often used as a supposedly legitimate and understandable reason to allow someone to be euthanased, I just wonder when we will see a truly comprehensive debate about euthanasia - one that includes a genuine opportunity for people who live quite productively with serious disability to speak out against euthanasia."
|On our way to the studios|
|Ruth, Shirley, Val and Barbara after the show|
The bus trip home was a great deal noisier than on the journey in. It certainly was a stimulating evening and it was great to share it with our good friends from ParraPals.
|A happy group of young men - all up the back of the bus of course|
You will find some more photos below. You can tell that Margaret was very pleased that John had such a good opportunity to get his point across. One of our Facebook friends said that he'd never heard Tony Jones going back to a questioner three times.
Back home, it seemed that many of our friends and colleagues had seen the show, and were very pleased with with it. As one friend said, it was a much better opportunity for a more in depth discussion than Channel 10's Can of Worms, on which John had an opportunity to appear a couple of weeks ago - he wished he hadn't!
|A bit tricky getting out - but good one ABC, making sure the bus was accessible|
|A fun night out for Marg & John|