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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Separation of What?

One of the favorite tools of the ACLU and other left-wing groups is the so-called 'establishment clause'. It is the first line in the first amendment and it reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
No where does it say anything about 'separation of church and state', but many people like to spout it as if it is law. My question is, "where are those people now?"

However, it's not just the power of prayer that brings out the faithful. "There is," Las Vegas City Councilman Lawrence Weekly notes, "political power in the pulpit."

Whether it's bringing in a high-profile speaker such as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama or sending a message to get out and vote, West Las Vegas churches are not afraid to tread into political ground.
What's so wrong with telling people to go out and vote? Nothing, except the place in which they are doing it. There are better locations to spout political messages (yes, even if it is 'go vote') than a house of worship. The pulpit is to be used for one message only; a religious message.

This can't be a one way street. If you are keeping religion out of the state, keep the state out of religion.



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