Let’s continue to keep church and state separate

Let’s continue to keep church and state separate

Let’s continue to keep church and state separate

An essential part of our democracy lies in the concept of separation of church and state. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” a concept that means that there will be no coercion in religious matters, no expectations to support a national religion.

This amendment is the cornerstone of American religious freedom, ensuring through the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise clause that the government does not favor one religion over another. Our Founding Fathers recognized the diverse ways people practice religion. Even after 12 years of Catholic education, that concept is crystal clear to me. Unfortunately, some of our elected and appointed officials are determined to change the very nature of our country.  

The Supreme Court, dominated by Catholics, has overturned Roe citing Sir Matthew Hale, who lived in England from 1609 to 1676, as the basis for throwing out Roe. This was a judge who sentenced two women to death as witches. Hale believed we should distrust women who reported being raped. He has been quoted on this opinion even into the 1960s.

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