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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
by Christin Sander 7 years ago
Do people understand the actual meaning of separation of church and state?Do you find many don't understand that separation of church and state protects both religious institutions and the citizens? I've seen so many that irrationally fear their churches will be forced to marry same sex couples for...
by Mick Menous 8 years ago
As far as this whole Separation of Church and State thing in the United States is concerned, I personally believe that it is necessary. For example, the words “Separation of Church and State” are not physically found in the US Constitution. Yet it does say that, quote:“No law shall be passed...
by M. T. Dremer 6 years ago
Does the use of "In God We Trust" on our currency violate the separation of church and state?"In God We Trust" wasn't always on U.S. currency. I believe it was put on coins in the 1860s and then later on paper money in the 1950s. From what I understand, court cases have already...
by JP Carlos 10 years ago
Do you believe in the separation of church and state?Many policies and bills being passed by the government seem to encrouch on religious beliefs. Also, the church has been very active in the state's affairs (at least here in the Philippines). Is the separtion of church and state still...
by Art Summers 9 years ago
Do you believe in "separation of church and state"?JFK put forth this policy. In recent days GOP candidate Rick Santurom has challenged this by stating"I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state are absolute," he told 'This Week' host George...
by Rad Man 10 years ago
The USA is supposed to be a secular society, but the religion or faith of their politicians seems to be of upmost importance. Canada for example, is also a secular society, but their citizens don't care what faith their politicians practice. What happened to the separation of church and state?
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