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IRS Surrenders: Time For Churches to Get ‘Political’

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 6:20 AM
I see a lot of comments about separation of church and state yet all the constitution says is that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Note that only congress is restricted. Note also that congress, when they pass a budget with money for chapels and chaplains are violating the first amendment. Nowhere does it say that the administrative branch or Judicial or even congressional cannot allow a religious symbol on a holiday or placed on a wall and they have no authority to prevent schools from teaching (cont
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 6:24 AM
religious texts and history. They have no authority to restrict states or local governments from passing laws about churches and religion, that being dependent on their own constitutions or charters. The only thing the federal government can do is NOTHING with regard to controlling religious believers and their demonstrations as long as they harm no one. Any such that do otherwise, if singularly, can be dealt with locally and any organized religion that declares a religious war can be dealt with the same as a hostile government agency.

The jig is up. The news is out. Pastors across America have called the left’s bluff. The empty words “separation of church and state” – a phrase found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution – have lost their sting.

Yes, “separation” still applies, but only insofar as it requires the state to remain separate from the church. That is to say, that government not interfere with the free exercise of either speech or religion.

For decades, hard-left anti-theist groups like the ACLU, People for the American Way (PFAW) and Barry Lynn’s Americans United (AU) have employed a cynical disinformation scheme...