Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…

First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Looking from the outside it seems that there is a constant struggle in the United States to keep the separation of church and state alive. Many lawmakers try and try again to introduce and pass bills which will destroy the wall between religion and the secular state. It surprised me that in a supposed secular country so many states have Prayer Caucuses, which seems on the face of it to be unconstitutional but what does an ignorant Canadian know!

These Prayer Causes support something called Project Blitz which aims to introduce as many pro-Christian bills as possible. They include: Bible classes; In God we trust displays; In God we trust licence plates and after this low hanging fruit bills restricting abortion, recognizing religious refusals in health care and discrimination in adoption and foster care.

So the wall between church and state can be taken down, brick by brick.

What is your opinion on the separation of church and state? Does the First Amendment support this?

Is there a real danger that this might happen or is it the work of a fringe movement?

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