Who built the wall which separates the Church from the State?
Was it the Constitution or the Bill of Rights? No, the First Amendment simply states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
Was it the original intent of the founders? No, they believed with all of their heart in freedom of religion. Our first President, George Washington speaking to the chiefs of the Delaware Indian tribe, said, "You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of JESUS CHRIST. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention."
Goveneur Morris, who penned and signed the Constitution, made this statement which was indicative of all of the founders reflections, "Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man toward GOD."
The founders of this country believed the Holy Bible to be the perfect example of moral legislation and the source of what they called the moral law. This moral law was the basis for all of our civil laws.
Did all of the founders believe in this total freedom of religion? Yes! Did not some believe in 'Separation of Church and State'? The phrase 'Separation of Church and State' did come from one sentence, from one private letter written by our 3rd President Thomas Jefferson. So it was Thomas Jefferson who wanted to separate the Church from the State? No! Thomas Jefferson while he was President was also head of the Washington DC School board and in that capacity issued only two books to the students, The Holy Bible and the Watt's Hymnal a song book based on the Holy Bible. President Jefferson certainly was not separating Church from the public schools.
Thomas Jefferson, the very man who coined the phrase 'Separation of Church and State" also said, "The liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His Will is a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support."
So who built the wall? The ACLU was the driving force behind building the wall. ACLU lawyer Leo Pfeffer, wrote the draft for the 1947 Supreme Court case Everson Vs. Board of Education in which he referenced the one sentence from one of Thomas Jefferson's private letters. By a 5 to 4 vote, 'Separation of Church and State' became the contemporary standard in jurisprudence. Since these 5 justices did not judge by the Constitution, or the rule of law, or even by legal or historical precedent like they swore to do, separation of Church and State became the standard jurisprudence by lies, deceit and corruption. In fact, until that case, there was no other precedent in American History of separating the Church from the State.
Ever since that day in 1947 forces led by the ACLU and other 'Separation of Church and State' proponents, have been using this lying standard to strip religion, and especially Christianity, from public life.
The sixth President of the US, John Quincy Adams said, "The inception of this country connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government and the principles of Christianity."
Today that indissoluble bond has been all but dissolved and with that our public morality and goodness
. Justice Felix Frankfurter expounds the typical reasoning of 'Separation of Church and State' proponents, "Separation means separation, not something less....The Constitution of US forbids this."
This is a lie on top of the original lie. The Constitution was written to restrain the federal government from interfering with the liberties of the people. The First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Actually it was Justice Frankfurter who was violating the free exercise of religion.
As the 'Separation of Church and State' standard grew in power, prayer in public schools was ruled illegal in 1962, in the Engel case. What was the prayer so terrible that it had to be ruled illegal? "Almighty GOD, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country."
In striking down prayer in school the court explained, "A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and to degrade religion." Another lie!
George Washington said, "True religion affords to government its surest support."
Here is a small list of other rulings associated with "Separation of Church and State"
1. It is ruled illegal for students to see the Ten Commandments since they might read, meditate upon, respect, or obey them.
2. It is ruled illegal for a kindergarten class to ask whose birthday is celebrated on Christmas.
3. Freedom of speech and press are guaranteed to students and teachers unless the topic is religious, at which time such speech is ruled unconstitutional.
By now we can see that the true goal of separating Church from the state is to expunge Christian influence and standards from every facet of the culture.
If 'Separation of Church and State' supporters applied their same standard to 'Freedom of the Press', news reporters would only be allowed to report and thereby communicate in private. How absurd! Anything associated with the public including the government, public servants such as teachers, police would be off limits. How repressive! Yet how frightening that the right to freely exercise religion given to us by GOD and the Constitution is only applicable if we are in private, a home or Church. In a recent case, an individual was prohibited from having a Bible study in her home more than once a month. How long before even the precious refuges of home and Church will be ruled illegal?
It is time to fight separation of Church and State. It is un-constitutional, it is contrary to the Holy Bible, it is terrible for the country and all of its citizens, and especially for the children. We must obey the commandments of the LORD JESUS CHRIST as recorded in the Holy Bible, "... ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." - Acts 1:8 JESUS CHRIST did not say be witnesses unto me except at public schools - but everywhere. Christians must obey this commandment so that they might spread the love of GOD to even those who fight us.