church and state

Church and State: Not Separate At All
The line in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been nearly beaten meaningless by repetition: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This line has been interpreted as a “separation of church and state.”
Did the Supreme Court Just Strengthen or Weaken Religious Freedom?
Many generations of Supreme Court Justices have tried to define the correct balance of church and state.
Football, Faith and Freedom
We LOVE football in our house. Everybody has a different favorite team they’re passionate about which makes holiday shopping easy. My family has even been sponsoring an all-skill-levels weekly pick-up flag football game in our neighborhood for a decade now.
In God We May Still Trust
The venerable phrase “In God We Trust” has survived yet another legal attack and will continue to appear on the bills and coins in your pocket. A recent decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota, confirmed similar decisions
On Respecting Religion, Church and State
We’re living at a time when it seems that to believe in something means you have to do whatever you can to force everyone else to believe the same thing. A few people do it with actual physical violence. Many, many more do it with overheated rhetoric and accusation.
Religious Arbitration—What It Means and Why It Matters
If we allow courts to override agreements made between parishioner and religious institution, we will be setting a very dangerous precedent.
We Are Religion
Cultures rise and fall, governments come and go, but religion remains a constant influence. Under all the verbiage of such things as laws and governments lie spiritual motivations and goals.
Why Is a Texas School Being Bullied by the Freedom From Religion Foundation?
This is not free thinking. This is hostile to religion and to an individual’s freedom of religious choice, as outlined explicitly in the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.
Why You Should Be Worried About the Separation of Church and State
A “freedom of religion” based on intolerance toward all but one or two religions is not acceptable in a free and tolerant society.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Tuition Payments to Religious Schools
The Court concluded that making government payments to a religious entity based on the decision of an individual parent does not qualify as an establishment of religion.