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Church-State Separation

Teachers, administrators and public school advocates gathered at the Texas Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass legislation increasing education funding, currently 20 percent lower than 2008 levels when adjusted for inflation. […] Read More

State bills are being proposed and enacted to teach the Bible in public schools. It may sound innocent, but it’s an effort to subvert the First Amendment’s anti-establishment clause. Perhaps we first need biblical integrity. […] Read More

There’s a time and place for honoring the U.S. flag, but church is for worshipping God alone. Pastors who want to remove the flag from the sanctuary often face angry members, raising serious concerns about idolatry. […] Read More

The church does not reign over the world anymore and cannot enforce its beliefs on others. That leaves the legal system of the United States as the only recourse for some, but that path carries a price. […] Read More

Some Christians seem willing to support political leaders who lead in ways that violate basic human – much less Christian – principles because they think they will make the country stronger. But at what cost? […] Read More

In supporting President Trump and believing his promises to bring about the social changes they seek, his evangelical supporters are adopting the tactics, politics and principles of secular power. […] Read More

Baptists have long defended separation of church and state, which is why it’s so disturbing that some Baptists today are politicizing Christianity to align with the POTUS and current administration. […] Read More

It’s frustrating to see a Baptist leader push so hard to bring the corrupting influence of partisan politics into our churches. And it’s even more frustrating that he does so with false claims. […] Read More

When AG Jeff Sessions and other politicians seek to appease Christians who falsely believe their religion is under attack, it distracts the church from its legitimate mission. […] Read More

As long as they’re willing to give up their tax-exempt status, U.S. churches can endorse candidates or play politics from the pulpit. For the danger of politics and religion mixing, look at China. […] Read More