Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Good Article on "Separation of Church and State"

Most of the point of my blog is to correct the misconception that many seem to have about the intent of our First Amendment's Religion Clause(s). The actual words of the amendment have been replaced in conversation AND in court decisions with a metaphor Thomas Jefferson once used: "separation of church and state." And in using that metaphor, they ignore the many statements Jefferson made about the First Amendment when he referred to it creation of "freedom of religion."

Here is a good article that discusses the point in some detail, including covering the British background more than I have:

Separation of Church and State: What It Really Means

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