Guess you forgot, Restonin, the article you pointed out was referring to Palin giving what a speech for, as the article clearly states, "graduating evangelical students". Just because Palin was governor. It also stated: "Palin's spokeswoman in the governor's office, Sharon Leighow, said the state paid for the trip because Palin was invited to the events as the governor, not as a private citizen."
So, are all those on public office now barred from speaking their faith --within their own church--?? Are public officials now exempt from having any faith at all and disallowed from sharing it -- particularly when they were invited to do so??
Separation from church and state is a myth concocted by those who wish to remove any form of bot just any religion, but only Christianity, from the public square. It doesn't exist in any original documents of the Founding Fathers. We have freedom of religion. That doesn't translate into a "forced freedom from religion". Which, again, seems focused mainly against Christianity these days. What there was put in place were laws against forming a State Church such as what out Founding Fathers had fled from when they first came to America.
Might want to go back and refresh on American history. Sadly, too many these days are trying to rewrite it.
aiko8, huffingtonpost.com 6 Comments
[9/15/2008 12:38:56 PM]
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Submitted By: The Lazy One
Doesn't sound like much of a conspiracy... this person is a step above many in that they didn't claim that the US was founded on Christian principals.
9/15/2008 1:03:23 PM
For fuck's sake, read your crazy text-walls before you click "post". I can't even tell what your crapping on about, so I'm just gonna use my fall-response. Ahem...
"ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN" IS JUST A MOVIE!!!
I know it had nothing to do with this, but it needed to be said.
9/15/2008 1:08:30 PM
9/15/2008 4:50:01 PM
"Which, again, seems focused mainly against Christianity these days. "
Well, the Hindus and Buddhists aren't the ones constantly asking for preferential treatment from the government.
9/18/2008 12:46:16 AM
"Separation from church and state is a myth concocted by those who wish to remove any form of bot just any religion, but only Christianity, from the public square. It doesn't exist in any original documents of the Founding Fathers."
is there any point in reading on after that sentence?
9/20/2008 4:37:29 PM
"Separation from church and state ... doesn't exist in any original documents of the Founding Fathers."
Ahem. Explain this, then:
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, 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 and State."
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802
9/26/2008 6:02:10 AM