"Bush flew relatives of bin Laden out of US'- this is a false narrative that just will not die, after 9/11 the Saudi govt did request permission to fly a number of Saudi nationals out of the country fearing reprisals. Many of them were members of bin Laden's family - the same family from which he was largely estranged. The flights took place after the airports reopened - I mention this because usually the conspiracy theory includes that planes flew all over the US to pick up these same people while the flight ban was still ongoing. The FBI did interview some of the Saudi nationals before allowing them to leave. But just what was our govt supposed to do?- Refuse to let citizens of another country leave when there was NO evidence they were involved in any way - SOME of them just had the misfortune to be related - most in no close way - to a terrorist. That's a great way to cause an international incident.<quoted text>
Remember when Bush flew the relatives of Bin Laden OUT of the US to "protect" them after he killed all those innocent Americans?? Why, because George grew up with the Saudi leaders, they were friends of the family and Bin Laden is Saudi.
Never heard or read where Obama said the U.S. was not a Christian Nation. Just another lie repeated in a feeble attempt to make Obama a monster. You must be thinking of the group that wrote the Constitution, they believed in separation of church and state after witnessing the atrocities of the Church Of England, that's why they came here in the first place, religious freedom.
That's another reason you are allowed to lie and make things up, the Constitution is for all including clueless nuts.
And once again we have a complete misrepresentation of "separation of church and state" . First of all, please enlighten us on the "atrocities of the Church of England" - name them specifically.
The intent of the First Amendment was that each be allowed to worship as they saw fit. The aspects of the Church of England the founders did not want repeated included:
1. The Church of England was identified with the state, going so far as to have the head of state (the current king or queen) actually being identified as the head of the Church. Ministers took an oath on ordination to not only Christ and the Church but to the King/Queen.
2. Being the state church, it was also supported by taxes. And you paid those taxes whether you belonged to the church or not.
3. This pattern had been continued in many of the colonies though with different denominations. Those same denominations that came to the New World for their own religious freedom denied that same freedom to different denominations by establishing their preferred denomination as the charter's official religion. Not all colonies did this, but many did.
4. The Danbury Baptists (to whom Jefferson's letter containing "separation of church and state" was written) were concerned that the Congregationalist majority in Connecticut would establish the Congregationalist church as the official church of Connecticut much as the Church of England had been for England.
5. So again, the founders INTENT was that there be no state supported denomination. All citizens were to have true freedom of religion and freedom of expression of that religion without fear of oppression.