Religious Freedom Home Page


"Standing behind history and culture."



This page is dedicated to opposing the separation of church and state extremism which has taken all too strong a foothold in the body politic. Here, we refute the historical revisionists as well as those who would misinterpret the Constitution to make the case that the Founding Fathers wanted to divorce religion completely from government.

   

"Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens."

"And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

--From George Washington's Farewell Address

 

 

Welcome to the Religious Freedom Home Page! We certainly hope that your stay here is as enjoyable as it is enlightening.

To get started, we first present you with a quick summary which provides an overview of the whole thing. Next, we ask the question, "What is separation of church and state extremism?" And then provide the answer. Next, we define religious freedom.

Having dispensed with the definition of terms, we move on to a an overview of The First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Next, we relate some problems with separation of church and state extremism. Added to this are some historical examples of religion intermixed with government in the U.S. Concluding this section is Supreme Court Justice Stewart's dissent in Engel v. Vitale, the case which declared that teacher-led non-sectarian prayer in public schools is unconstitutional.

We finish off the presentation of our position with a hefty letter from former Alabama Governor Fob James to Judge Ira DeMent, which brings out a great deal of historical and legal information pertaining to this subject.

Then, take a brief look at the other extreme as we examime some historical examples of state-established religions.

To end the whole debate, a moderate solution is presented.


By now the casual reader might wonder, "What is the historical and/or legal evidence of all of this stuff?" In response to that, sources of information are included.

For a breath of fresh air, some light-hearted fun along these lines is presented.

Finally, take a quiz to see how much you've learned here (or how much you already knew).

And if you're still here after all of that, browse through some additional links that might be of interest.

Your complaints, comments, gripes, etc are certainly welcome.

Once again, enjoy your stay!

 

 

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