Originally Posted by *MC*
I agree with the spirit of what you are saying. However, the Constitution is pretty clear and separation of church and state exists at the federal level and is not something in which local jurisdictions can either opt into or out of.
While I do not care to involve myself in political debate. I wish everyone would actually go and read the letter Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Church in 1802. The "wall of separation," is from this letter, it is not mentioned ANY WHERE in the Constitution.
The 1st ammendment is very clear also, it protects the Church in 2 ways. 1.) Shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion ( ie will not require everyone to attend a certain church or practice a certain religion) 2.) Guarantees the free expression of religion by her citizens. IMHO, note ... this is an opinion, too often in an effort to apply the first protection (often incorrectly), we are denied the second. What a shame.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
2014 100%RAW American Challenge, May 31, 2014:
Deadlift 375 PR
Total - 843 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified