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A Wall For All

By Dave Churvis

It is axiomatic to Church & State readers that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state. That principle was put in place largely as a protection for religion – to keep government from interfering with the right to practice one’s faith.

But in the last 50 years or so, and accelerating, the Religious Right has treated church-state separation as an attack on religion and joined battle: Something to purposely fight, circumscribe or ignore.

Just In From The X Files: Secular Humanism Is (Still) Coming To Get Your Mom!

Back in the 1980s, Religious Right groups frequently spread conspiracy theories about “secular humanism.” Members of this secretive, worldwide cabal, we were told, had seized control of educational institutions, the media and the government in the United States.