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The separation of church and state is firmly ingrained in the U.S. Constitution. Key founders such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and others supported this idea and insisted that only church-state separation could guarantee the freedom of all Americans. Church-state separation is thus not only an historic principle, it's also America's great gift to the world. Under the separation policy, Americans have enjoyed more religious freedom than any other people in history.

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July/August 2015 Church & State

One Nation Under God:

Was The Rise Of The Religious Right A Reaction To The New Deal?

July/August 2015 Church & State

Operation Exclusion?

A Misguided Belief In ‘Christian Nation’ Theology Spurs N.C. County Officials To Exclude Minorities From Public Prayers

July/August 2015 Church & State

Founded On Faith?

As Denominational Ties In The United States Fray, The Religious Right Clings To The Idea That The United States Is An Officially ‘Christian Nation’

May 2015 Church & State

Mere Words?

How To Respond To Someone Who Says 'Separation of Church and State Isn't In The Constitution'

March 2015 Church & State

Fundamentally Extreme

How A Series Of Pamphlets Led To The Evolution Of The Religious Right In America

February 2015 Church & State

Good Reads

Books That Support Church-State Separation

February 2015 Church & State

Myths Debunked

Religious Right Activists Love To Spread False Information About The Separation Of Church And State. Here Are Ten Rebuttals: