Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quotes On The Separation Of Church And State

Earlier this year, The Examiner published an article on the issue of Church and State.  It features quotes from history in defense of this foundation of American freedom.

The two worth sharing, to me, are:
4. "I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public schools shall be nonsectarian and no public moneys appropriated for sectarian schools." - President Teddy Roosevelt, Carnegie Hall address, October 12, 1915
7. "We should not have teacher-led prayers in public schools, and school officials should never favor one religion over another, or favor religion over no religion" - President George W. Bush 2000
I'm admittedly biased toward Roosevelt's because TR is one my favorite people in history.  But the fact that even George "God told me to invade Iraq" Bush respected the Separation of Church and state when it came to prayer and endorsement of religion in public schools is noteworthy.

We have so many people hellbent (pun intended) on pushing Christianity in public schools, and even Dubya knows they're wrong.  That's how grotesquely wrong they are.  If only they were capable of recognizing it.  Or least cared whether or not they were wrong.

(Found via Godless Heathens of America)

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