"<quoted text>The Constitution ALSO provides for seperation of church and state (like school buildings), a fact that xman cannot seem to absorb. Numbers notwithstanding, that's the law. We kicked God out of our schools but it's okay to let reigious practioners of a cult founded by a pedophile IN? And you're okay with that? I don't give a rat's patootie if there are TEN times that many muslims by 2030, I'll likely be under the
sod by then. Sadly I DO expect to see a huge decline in the American way of life as we "tolerate" ourselves out of existence. IOW, screw "adapting"- I and my way of life were just fine without the need of "tolerance" of cultists.
The True Meaning of Separation of Church and State
Our nation was predicated on unalienable rights with governance through family, church and community, each rightfully sovereign within its sphere. Human dignity, legal equality and personal freedom reflect biblical values imparted on Western Civilization, which retains these values in secular form while expunging their Author from public discourse.
Americans are frequently reminded of what the revisionists deem our greatest achievement:“Separation of Church and State.” Crosses are ripped down in parks. Prayer has been banished from schools and the ACLU rampages to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Moreover,“Separation of Church and State” is nowhere found in the Constitution or any other founding legislation. Our forefathers would never countenance the restrictions on religion exacted today.
The phrase “separation of church and state” was initially coined by Baptists striving for religious toleration in Virginia, whose official state religion was then Anglican (Episcopalian). Baptists thought government limitations against religion illegitimate. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson championed their cause.
The preamble in Act Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia (1786), affirms that “the Author of our Religion gave us our ‘free will.’” And that He “chose not to propagate it by coercions.” This legislation certainly did not diminish religious influence on government for it also provided stiff penalties for conducting business on the Sabbath.
Nor did the Constitution inhibit public displays of faith. At ratification, a majority of the thirteen several and sovereign states maintained official religions. The early Republic welcomed public worship. Church services were held in the U.S. Capitol and Treasury buildings every Sunday. The imagery in many federal buildings remains unmistakably biblical."
Many people don't understand the real meaning of separation of church and state.