According to former House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R. TX), the Columbine school shootings occurred "because our school systems teach our children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized [sic] out of some primordial mud." He has also stated that he was on a mission from God to promote a "biblical worldview" in American politics. (NYT, 12/17/02)
The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."
So much for the “Christian” foundation of our country!
How many of our first six presidents were Christian?
How many of these founding fathers – Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, Washington - were Christian?
" ... no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,..."
"Free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed..."
"The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion ... except for the sect that can win political power."
"A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some."
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Separation of Government and Religion
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