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The separation of church and state
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The separation of church and state
Under the incoming US presidency and his appointments, do you see any threat to the establishment clause of the first amendment?

Considering how awful Jeff Sessions did this week, as well as the incoming Betsy Devos, I seriously worry what the next four years will be like concerning the separation of church and state.
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RE: The separation of church and state
maybe there otta be a state religion?

We can put 70,000 tags in a big drum, let Trump pick one, and that will be the state religion.


I'm hoping the Congregation of Jehovah's Presbytery of Zion wins.
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RE: The separation of church and state
You know what is funny in your example V.  The winner will swear up and down that "GOD" guided the hand of the person who drew the winning cult and the 69,999 others will swear it was the fucking devil.

These dumb fucks are all alike.



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RE: The separation of church and state
The first Amendment's establishment clause is already under threat.
My daughter's class recites the pledge of allegiance every day with "under god" in there and that phrase was added - what, in the 1950s? Some religious whackadoodle insisted on putting up a nativity crèche at my state's Capitol last month. Not to mention all the other crazies who want to construct 10 commandment monuments on government property or government officials who insist on conducting public prayers to Jesus before conducting their government business.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
-WB Yeats
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The separation of church and state
(11th January 2017, 21:59)Tres Leches Wrote: The first Amendment's establishment clause is already under threat.
My daughter's class recites the pledge of allegiance every day with "under god" in there and that phrase was added - what, in the 1950s? Some religious whackadoodle insisted on putting up a nativity crèche at my state's Capitol last month. Not to mention all the other crazies who want to construct 10 commandment monuments on government property or government officials who insist on conducting public prayers to Jesus before conducting their government business.


I agree with your opinion about the religious garbage being pushed on us and our kids. I don't quite understand how it violates the 1st amendment. I need some clarification.
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#6
RE: The separation of church and state
It's the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment which is at play, here.  Not the First.



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