Want one good reason why you should care about the separation of church and state? We'll give you five.
1. TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS.
You have the right to worship, or not to worship, as your conscience dictates. Public schools cannot force you to take part in religious activities, or prevent you from doing so. Religious freedom means the right to practice as you choose, not as you are told.
Possible violations of the First Amendment often go unmentioned and unchallenged. That’s why you need to know and protect your rights! Keeping church and state separate is essential to protecting religious freedom.
2. TO KEEP OUR GOVERNMENT SECULAR.
Aggressive religious groups are lobbying hard to make government programs conform to their doctrines. Policy should be based on the public interest and principles of fairness and equality, not any denomination’s dogma and teachings...
find more reasons, and a blueprint for campus action, inside...