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Church-State Separation

The Constitution prohibits religious tests for public office, but a candidate’s religion is still a significant factor in US voting patterns, a report said. About one-third said they would not vote for Muslims or atheists. […] Read More

The most significant legislation in the history of religious freedom is not well known to most US citizens. That must change because Christian nationalists are conflating religious freedom to suit their theocratic aims. […] Read More

More than three-quarters of US adults say houses of faith should not support political candidates and nearly two-thirds agree they ‘should keep out of political matters,’ a new report found. […] Read More

More than two-thirds of teenagers see at least one expression of religious faith at their public schools, a report said. The most common expression they witness is wearing clothing or jewelry with religious symbols. […] Read More

Although many American Christians will insist the U.S. flag belongs in their churches’ sanctuaries, displaying the flag in church compromises Christianity. It’s worth the fight to remove the flag from your sanctuary. […] Read More

The founders of the United States didn’t rely on the Ten Commandments to forge our nation’s laws. Indeed, their goal was to ensure religion would neither control government nor contend with unnecessary government entanglement. […] Read More

In our pluralistic democracy, religious leaders have a moral responsibility to address injustices they see in society and a civic responsibility to work to secure justice. […] Read More

With Christian fundamentalists proposing state laws to erode church-state separation and promote Christian nationalism, we must be ready to testify against such bills – and not back down. […] Read More

Baptists have long been known as strong, tireless defenders of religious liberty, believing that everyone should be free to accept God’s offer of salvation and free to worship or not to worship according to the dictates of conscience. […] Read More

Despite our heritage of religious freedom and the lessons of history, US Christians are quick to use legislation as a crutch to avoid accepting the personal responsibility we have been given. […] Read More