HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Between calculus and European history classes at a West Virginia public high school, 16-year-old Cameron Mays and his classmates were told by their teacher to go to an evangelical Christian revival assembly.
PARIS (AP) — France’s government has summoned the head of the French bishops’ conference after he said that secrets shared in the confessional are above the law, as the country reels from new revelations of large-scale child sex abuse within the Catholic Church.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have reached an agreement over how the state will oversee treatment of foster children placed with private agencies.
The settlement came from a two decades-old federal lawsuit alleging religious coercion of children and discrimination of LGBTQ people by Sunrise Children’s Services.
The Supreme Court elated religious freedom advocates and alarmed secular groups with its Tuesday ruling on public funding for religious education, a decision whose long-term effect on the separation of church and state remains to be seen...
Editor: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therof,” the First Amendment says. We often hear about how civil government enjoys the separation of church and state.
James Koehler recently responded to my March 21 letter by saying that we are “not a Christian nation”. As I mentioned in my letter the Supreme Court has stated six times that we are a Christian nation — first mentioning it in AD1791 — John Jay was chief justice.
Eric Lane would like to ask our political leaders whether they “support the separation of church and state” (“The question we need to ask our political candidates,” by Eric Lane, Other Views, Feb. 27).
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years...
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At least twice in the State Journal last week, articles by the Associated Press referred to the Freedom From Religion Foundation as "an atheist group." The true description of the FFRF is its own: "An umbrella for those who are free from religion and committed to the cherished principle of separation of state and church."
The "holy war" being waged in our current government is an embarrassment to our founding fathers, who died for the right of Americans to exercise religious choice.
The separation of church and state is the backbone of religious freedom in America.