What is the truth about “Separation of Church and State?”
February 24, 2016

It has been well established by multiple Supreme Court rulings, the majority of Presidents, countless founding documents, dozens of national monuments, state constitutions, and over 400 years of practice, Americans are free to publicly express their faith.

The phrase “wall of separation between the church and the state” was originally coined by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists on January 1, 1802. His purpose in this letter was to assuage the fears of the Danbury, Connecticut Baptists, and so he told them that this wall had been erected to protect them. The metaphor was used exclusively to keep the state out of the church’s business, not to keep the church out of the state’s business.

The constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Both the free exercise clause and the establishment clause place restrictions on the government concerning laws they pass or interfering with religion. The First Amendment protects your right to freedom of religion it does not give anyone the right to demand that America be free from religion.

No restrictions are placed on religions except perhaps that a religious denomination cannot become the state religion.  It is impossible to conclude otherwise in the face of mountains of evidence, that America is a nation designed to allow individuals to express their Christian faith in every aspect of their public life.

The well-orchestrated and well-funded efforts of a few misguided individuals to falsely wield the misapplication of, “Separation of Church and State’ cannot change the history or the facts.  The only way this lie succeeds in stripping American’s of their freedom of religion, is if we continue to let this misapplication go unopposed.  This lie will become as powerful as the truth, if it is not exposed and repudiated at every opportunity.