Finding a Proper Role for Religion

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

From the beginning of the United States, it’s clear that the Founding Fathers did not intend to establish a state-supported religion, be it Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Paganism, or any of the other hundreds of religions in the world. However, there seems to be a push in certain parts of today’s political environment for America to return to its status as a “Christian Nation” and to heed “God’s Law” in our policies. Nothing could be further from the wishes of the Founders. Continue reading

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