Sunday, January 8, 2012

Separation of Church and State

Worship and living out my faith is an important part of my life. Absolute separation of church and state is a very important concept and principle to me as well, as referred to in the establishment clause of the 1st amendment to the constitution and as confirmed by the U. S. Supreme Court.

American Baptists were among the first to express concern over the issue of separation of church and state. On October 7, 1801, the Danbury Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut sent a letter to President Jefferson expressing a concern over the lack, in their state constitution, of explicit protection of religious liberty and against a government establishment of religion. It remains a very important principle to informed, moderate Baptists today.

Above, we see a conservative Republican President confirming his support for separation.

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