Monday, June 4, 2018

Mark Deforrest, RIP

I was shocked and saddened to hear former American Creation blogger Mark Deforrest passed away, way too soon for this world. We had an online friendship, both through social media and email. We had a lot of interests in common (notably, the content of our blogging; he blogged at The New Reform Club too); we didn't always see eye to eye; but he was always gracious with his time and interest in engaging me and others in lively discussions.

A devout Catholic with an unshakable faith, he was the kind of man who would want you to pray for his family at this time (and, in the Catholic tradition, for him too, for any imperfections he needed purged before he could experience the beatific vision).

He will be missed by many.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting. Mark will be dearly missed at both Gonzaga and the Spokane community.

Tom Van Dyke said...

Mark DeForrest's CV, bio, and a list of his legal publications can be permanently found at The New Reform Club.

see his frequently-cited

26 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 551 (2003)

An Overview and Evaluation of State Blaine Amendments: Origins, Scope, and First Amendment Concerns

Mark Edward DeForrest

Requiescat In Pace