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Religion and Politics

jefferson2small.jpgThe Supreme Court has refused to review a New York City ban on nativity scenes in public schools — even though displays of Jewish and Islamic heritage are allowed. We all know the secular crowd pushing for this kind of public policy likes to repeat their mantra “Seperation of Church and State…Seperation of Church and State…” as if that phrase appeared in some sort of authoritative fashion. Most of us now realize that phrase is found nowhere in the United States Constitution and is, in fact, a portion of a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association.

The secular crowd will point out that “Seperation of Church and State” was clearly the intent of the founders since Jefferson was a founder, is reputed to have been a deist, and coined the phrase. Won’t the secularists be disappointed to learn that Jefferson advocated a “gate” between Church and State and may not have been the deist they all previously thought.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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