church and state
Religion plays a major role in the way Betsy DeVos thinks about education.
Is government prayer time only open to those who want to talk about God?
After thirty minutes of discussion, Tennessee lawmakers voted 19 to 8 to make the "Holy" book (yeah, right there in the title, guys) our official state book.
"The vast majority of nations manage to function without religious verbiage on their money," writes lawyer Michael Newdow.
Ben Carson is trying to portray his stance on Muslims and Sharia law as defending the United States Constitution. But by making the argument for the separation of mosque and state but not church and state, he is showing his own hypocrisy.
As a Muslim intellectual living in the West, I have always marveled at the durability of the idea of secularism. For a civilization that boasts considerable sophistication, in most areas, to assume that politics and religion constitute two separate realms is uncharacteristically naïve.
In the name of transparency, I voice three things: One, I've spent more time with the Bible open before me than any other book. I would not be who I am today, whether for good or ill, apart from the book.
There was a second reason why the Founders feared that bringing religion into politics would have a divisive effect on our young nation -- the rise of political and religious opportunists, who would inflame political issues to further themselves.
Hice claimed the United States has "been going downhill" since removing religion from educational institutions: Listen to
Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.