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Founding fathers never discussed wall of separation between church and state

 

December 30, 2020



By Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer - The Washington Times

School civics classes teach that the Constitution guarantees the right to remain silent, freedom of speech, equal protection under the law, and a wall of separation between church and state.

Except the founding document never actually talks about a wall.

“It’s something that the courts and anti-religious groups created to keep religion out of our public square,” says John Bursch, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom.

Like so much of founding-era wisdom, the concept of separation of church and state sprung from the mind...



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