Where is Separation of Church and State?

  • In taking oath for public office in the name of God?
  • In federal governments faith based partnerships?
  • In making churches pay no taxes?
  • In having a national day of prayer?
  • In taking away the choice of women to get an abortion? 
  • In creating laws against women who want to get abortion, by denying them any financial help, forcing them to get ultrasound scans before abortion?
  • In blocking of teaching of evolution in schools?
  • In forcing prayer into schools?
  • In adding Under God into pledge of allegiance?
  • In adding "In God We Trust" to currency?
  • In states issuing "In God We Trust" license plates?
  • In having laws on book that block embryonic stem cell research and stopping research that has potential to cure cancer, Alzheimer's etc ?
  • In putting crosses on public property, roads?
  • Having laws on books in some states that prohibit atheists from public office?
  • In saying "God Bless America" after every major political speech?
  • In denying LGBT's right to marry?

 

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Comment by M on February 26, 2011 at 7:25pm
It's been sneaking in there for years.  I may have to move.  Or start my own country.  Well, really, I'm too lazy for that.  I'll have someone else start my own country so I can live there. 
Comment by ungodlynews on February 26, 2011 at 9:38pm
This is the ONE THING that bothers me most about religion. If people want to pray and believe in non existent deities, that's their own thing. But when they decide that I should be forced to participate in their shenanigans by exploiting our government and public school system, well that really pisses me off. That's why I support organizations like FFRF. Somebody has to stand up and defend the constitution.
Comment by atheistrising on February 27, 2011 at 2:10am

@M: ha ha starting own country is not possible lol. Rights have to fought for otherwise they will go away

 

@ungodlynews: I agree we have to fight for our equal rights in a respectful and non violent manner otherwise the rights will go away one at a time  

Comment by Spencer on February 27, 2011 at 3:33am

Separation of church and state! Where is--

Oh, right. You had me excited for a second there.

 

I find it ironic that the founding fathers fled from religious tyranny in Europe, and yet the US now seems to be devolving into that while the places they left behind become more secular.

Comment by LS on February 27, 2011 at 10:14am

 Here is the short version of how religion is integrated into a taxpayer funded work place.

  • Told to hold hands and pray at staff meetings
  • Bible toting visitors given access to the buiding
  • Clubs organized exclusivly to praise and spread "his" word 
  • Mention of evolution strongly discouraged
  • Removal of the word evolution from science curriculum
  • Removal of the teaching of evolution ... period 
  • Pledge of Allegiance repeated daily with emphasis on the word God
  • Might lose my job for posting on this site
Comment by atheistrising on March 8, 2011 at 11:48pm
horrible is one to describe the things they are forcing the people to do
Comment by Becky Glynn on March 9, 2011 at 12:18am
Ah yes, LS, your post has the ring of my old profession----teacher?  I live here in good ol' Texas and the encroachment is moment by moment....good luck.

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