Is there truly a separation of church and state"? I think not, because religiou

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 12 years ago

    Is there truly a separation of church and state"?  I think not, because religious conservatives are

    constantly interferring with the basic rights of Americans, particularly in terms of women's reproductive technologies, the issue of sex education in the schools, and issue of alternative beliefs and lifestyles.    I believe that the time has come to take the religious modus operandi out of the running of this country and leave religion and/or ethics to each individual.  No one person has to right to impose his/her religious philosophy on the whole country!   What is your opinion on this issue?

  2. JEDIJESSICUH profile image76
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 12 years ago

    I don't think there's any way we'll ever have perfect separation of church and state. Someone will always be complaining about something. This shouldn't be taught to our children or that shouldn't be something we're voting on. I think it'll just be a part of our culture whether we like it or not.

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    icountthetimesposted 12 years ago

    I definitely don't think that they are is right. If anything the influence of religion in politics is greater in the US than almost any other western nation.

  4. Jay S profile image61
    Jay Sposted 12 years ago

    Freedom of religious choices is given us in the Bill of Rights. It should remain a personal choice, others religious choices should not be forced upon us by the government or anyone else. The biggest problem I see with separating church and state is removing religious words and phrases from government documents. Removing the word god from the pledge of allegiance and from our currency could create immense problems between the 2 sides in this debate. I personally believe that religion should be separated from government. Candidates religious beliefs should not be part of their campaign. I don't see how god or faith can fix America. If that's the solution, I'm moving.

    1. joyce31202 profile image68
      joyce31202posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      What will fix America?

  5. DIYmyOmy profile image70
    DIYmyOmyposted 12 years ago

    The extreme right is utterly hypocritical, extolling the rights of individuals to be free of governmental invasion of their health care while promoting governmental invasion of a woman's body--and health.

    The separation  of church and state is a fragile concept that the Republican Party wants to destroy so that religious extremists such as Rick Santorum can impose their religious beliefs on everyone. I sincerely hope this coming election will demonstrate that the vast, vast majority of Americans understand what he and others are trying to do, and speak with their votes to support not only a woman's basic right to privacy, health and the control of her destiny, but the rights of all people to be free of the religious intolerance and hypocrisy of a tiny-but-loud minority.

  6. CertifiedHandy profile image60
    CertifiedHandyposted 11 years ago

    There never was and there never will be a separation between church and state. The church and the state have always been partners. The state issues marriage licenses so that church officials can perform a legal contract. The state also issues 501c3 tax exempt statue to churches, so they are able to perform community services. The separation of church and state is a myth...

    1. joyce31202 profile image68
      joyce31202posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Conservatives have a right to voice their opinions. They don't control everything. There is a separation as long as we want there to be. Abortions are still legal. Prohibition didn't stop drinking from occurring. We do what we want.

  7. joyce31202 profile image68
    joyce31202posted 10 years ago

    If there was indeed a separation. Praying people would be able to pray at graduations. I don't even see an ecumenical prayer being prayed in a school unless it's a private school.


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