Separation of Church and State….Except in the Bedroom

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3 Responses to Separation of Church and State….Except in the Bedroom

  1. All non-religious arguments against same-sex marriage are relatively lame. Libertarians get matters like same-sex marriage right. The fools who want bans on same-sex marriage seem to be in the minority. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s job is to review cases that go before it, rule on the Constitutionality of a law, if laws that refuse to acknowledge same-sex marriage from a legal standpoint are deemed Unconstitutional, they are, by definition, Unconstitutional. Religious institutions should be able to refuse to perform a marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple without reprisal.

  2. Separation of church and state do not appear in the U.S. Constitution. The 1st Amendment says that there is religious freedom, that there is to be no state established religion.

    • Thomas Jefferson and I want that separation: “The phrase “separation between church & state” is generally traced to a January 1, 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson, addressed to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper. Jefferson wrote,

      “ “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”[1]–Wikipedia

      I’d hate our country to be like Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. Don’t you?

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