“Separation of church and state.” This is likely one of the most over used phrases in the United States. Would you be surprised to learn that most of the rhetoric surrounding it is false? That’s right; nearly everything we hear about this phrase is a fabrication perpetuated not only by anti-Christians, but secularized-Christians alike.
So, let’s get this out of the way right up front. Following is the so-called separation of church and state clause as included in the first amendment, written into our constitution;
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
As you can see in the text, there is no such thing as a separation of church and state. Where our problem lies, is with the anti-Christians and secularized-Christians who have used this first amendment to promote their own non-beliefs. Our Constitution, our country was built on the very values that anti Christians are trying to stamp out.
The founding fathers that wrote this constitution in fact wrote it in such a way that little interpretation was necessary. Again, it is the anti-Christian and the secularized-Christian that have forced many unnecessary and varied interpretations of our founding documents. Please note that we’re not talking about translation or interpretation of a language.
Admittedly there are certainly phrases imbedded within the constitution that are easily seen as outdated. Of course, therefore we have, “amendments,” to it. The clarity used in the first amendment is for most people quite explicit and requiring no one’s interpretation. It says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Is this truly a statement, written in English, that requires any interpretation?
Clearly, our founding fathers were protecting us from the likes of kings, queens, and monarchies, that would literally force one religion upon the people while outlawing another. While this, one of our country’s founding documents, has built a business for the “Constitutional-Law Lawyer,” it doesn’t appear as though it takes one to understand, based on world history, why particular words or phrases were included in it as well as in its amendments.
Simply put, what has happened here is that we have been lied to. In fact, this lie has been told so many times and for so many years, that many believe it, and leave it at that. Thus, most Americans believe that they have no right to publicly display their religion. The phrase, “separation of church and state,” has been force-fed to Americans, just as health insurance was forced upon Americans here in the early 21st century.
In light of what I have presented here so far, where is it written that Bibles and prayer are prohibited in our public schools? Where is it written that a display of the ten commandments cannot be displayed on any public property? In fact, the truth is the United States Supreme Court never banned prayer in public schools. Again, this is another falsehood perpetuated by some people and has been told so many times that most Americans believe it.
Here’s the truth; In June of 1965, the Supreme Court ruled in the Engle v. Vitale case. While I cannot recite the decision as ruled by the court here, the justice providing the ruling included the following statement, “The history of man is inseparable from the history of religion.” This court ruling never banned prayer in public schools. What the ruling did do was prevent the school, in its official capacity, from establishing (writing) a prayer and requiring students to recite it on a daily basis. Again, there is no such thing as a separation of church and state, as understood by most Americans.
Religion, Bibles, and prayer in our public schools, or anywhere else, is most certainly not prohibited by any law of the United States. The religion, Bible, and prayer, simply cannot be provided by the school. No doubt, you have been inundated with the myriad of images shared on social media over the past several years. Anti-Christians, for the most part, will simply not go quietly into the night. They continue to propagate the lie of separation of church and state.
My main reason for writing today about this is simply to remind people. We need to ensure specially, that our children and youth understand the truths of this matter. We need to assure them that they have the right to display their religion anywhere they like. The anti-Christians and secularized-Christians take no day off in promoting their lies about the separation of church and state, and therefore, neither should we. While the public schools (and other public places) may have left Christ and God out of official curriculums and views, Christ and God never left the public schools. My sincerest prayer is that we never stop encouraging our children, youth and others, to show and practice their Christianity as they desire.
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Sources include: U.S. Constitution (1st Amendment); law.cornell.edu; firstamendmentcenter.org;