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Confronting Lies About Separation of Church & State, Talk To Action, January 30, 2007

Commandments Display Allowed, New York Times, August 20, 2006

City denies rally permit Christian group searching for alternative spots, NewstimeLive (from Danbury Connecticut), April 14, 2006 -- The group, the Minutemen, is Ohio based and wants to march in Danbury Connecticut to claim that Jefferson didn't really call for a separation of church and state. Danbury Connecticut was home to the Danbury Baptist Society, recipient of the famous letter from then President Thomas Jefferson. The letter coins the words "separation of church and state.":

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate 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.

The Myth of Christian America, Talk To Action, January 26, 2006

Churches deserve clarity on tax rules, Baltimore Sun, December 29, 2005

Church, State And Alito, by Susan Jacoby,, December 12, 2005

Jimmy Carter: The Church-State Wall Is Being Broken Down, Americans United, December 8, 2005

Justices Allow a Commandments Display, Bar Others, New York Times, June 28, 2005

The Court Affirms Separation of Church and State ..., New York Times, June 28, 2005

Ten Opinions, Washington Post, June 28, 2005

Christian Groups Plan More Monuments, Washington Post, June 28, 2005

The Weakest Link of the Christian Right, Frederick Clarkson in DailyKos, May 20, 2005

Debating America's Christian Character, NPR Morning Edition, May 5, 2005

America's Most Insidious, Immoral Movement, Axis of Logic, May 2, 2005 - discusses religious persecution in the American colonies before the U.S. Constitution was written.

The Lure of Christian Nationalism, TruthOut, April 6, 2005

Our Godless Constitution, The Nation, February 21, 2005

Virginia House Passes Amendment Erasing Church-State Protections In State Constitution, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, February 9, 2005

Voters may be asked to remove Florida's church-state ban, Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau, December 16, 2004




Last updated: January-2007