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Church-State Separation

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

In an initiative spearheaded by BJC, Christian leaders are calling out Christian nationalism as a distortion of ‘the Christian faith and America’s constitutional democracy.’ […] Read More

Christians, or anyone for that matter, should never be asked to jeopardize their conscience, but they should also not be allowed to discriminate in the public square based upon their faith. Over all else, love must prevail. […] Read More

Many Baptist core beliefs, while grounded in Scripture, reflect central themes of U.S. history and are a tenor of our times. While U.S. Baptists love and honor their nation, their ultimate loyalty must be to Christ and his reign. […] Read More