Religion in politics

Mikey,

I think your whole understanding of “separation” or “endorsement” is ill-conceived.  There is a whole section on religion in politics at the Library of Congress which shows facsimiles of documents attesting to our founders attending church at the various Federal buildings.

Jefferson himself attended church at the “Hall of Representatives.”

If anyone would know what an “endorsement” was, it was he.

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel06.html
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel06-2.html

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

Hi (name withheld),

The separation of powers doctrine is clearly understood and enforced in law. The Founders had differing religious views and understood the importance of separating the government from any demonstration of preference of one belief system over any other. That has, of course, only become more important as our society becomes more diverse.

That’s why both law and relevant military regulations maintain the separation.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

 

 

 

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