As a progressive, I believe that there is still fundamental progress to be made in many areas in the United States, including gay rights, religious tolerance, environmental care, worldwide conflict resolution, and so on. As such, most of my writing on this blog and elsewhere tends to focus on what we could do better. I […]
Tag Archive 'Separation of Church and State'
It seems that some liberals are up in arms over Barack Obama’s choice of Rick Warren to give the religious invocation at his inauguration. While I certainly disagree with Warren on some key issues, gay rights and marriage equality foremost among them, this choice does not bother me. For too long, liberals have insisted on […]
A high school math teacher in Southern California evidently confused his school with his church, posting seven-foot long signs in his classroom with phrases like, “In God we Trust,” “God Bless America,” and, “God Shed His Grace on Thee.” The school principal rightly demanded that the signs be removed because they were obviously an, “…attempt […]
A Jewish high school in Denver, the Herzl/Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy, is two wins away from the basketball championship game. However, even if they make it to the final game, they won’t be able to play because it’s supposed to take place on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.
Thus far, the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) […]
Posted in Separation of Church and State on Feb 18th, 2008
In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s what our first four presidents had to say about church-state separation:
“…we ought to ascribe the absence of any regulation, respecting religion, from the Magna Charta [Constitution] of our country.”
-From a letter to the New Hampshire-Massachusetts Presbytery, November 2, 1789.
“It shall still be my endeavor to manifest by overt […]
The Colorado Springs Gazette published another letter from me today, titled, “Charities must follow law if they take tax money.” You can read the letter and the article to which I responded on the Gazette’s web site. Also, here is the full text of the letter:
The debate over Colorado HB 1080, which would prohibit […]