Here is another great article from Josh Sager about separation of church and state!
The United States is a purely secular country and was founded on the ideal that government should be completely separated from any religious sect. The term “separation of church and state”—a quote from Thomas Jefferson—is the most common label for the freedom of religion guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the constitution. Unfortunately, many modern citizens and elected officials have begun to twist the ideal of the 1st Amendment to facilitate religious discrimination and the imposition of religious laws over non-believers.
The first sentence of the 1st Amendment reads as such:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
—1st Amendment of the Constitution—
The 1st Amendment establishes a double-edged separation of church and state; one side of this separation prevents religion from taking control over the government, while the other side prevents government from interfering…
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