Some Americans need a swift reminder that our Bill of Rights allows Freedom of Religion- not Freedom FROM Religion. We live in a country where blood, sweat, tears have been spent for well over 200 years in order to insure that those who live a life of faith shall do without threat of persecution. On the flip side, those who choose not to, shall also be free to live how they choose- as long as it isn’t harmful to someone else.
However, in the last few decades there has been a war on Christianity. The statement of “separation of church and state” has been grossly misinterpreted and we have a public who believes the myth that there was actually anything written in our founding documents that refers to this.
This concept and these particular words were invented by an ACLU attorney named Leo Pfeffer in 1947 in the Supreme Court case of Everson versus Board of Education of Ewing Township. That liberal supreme court imposed it on the nation by a 5 to 4 vote. The ACLU and other anti-Christian organizations and individuals have used it to harass Christians with ever since. It is also used by evolutionists to try to keep a theistic explanation of origins out of the public schools. Many young people today are not aware of the fact that this concept is an ACLU invention, and that it is the extreme opposite of what our founding fathers actually intended. In other words, there is virtually no constitutional support whatsoever for it.
Thomas Jefferson referred to this clause in a letter to the Danbury Baptist and it referred very clearly to the fact that the church was to be protected FROM the government, and NOT the opposite. But, history is easily rewritten and retaught in our public schools in an effort to indoctrinate our youth when there is an agenda from a progressive anti-God, anti-faith government.
Thankfully, we still have a few lawmakers who carry the torch for our religious freedoms and expression and Steve King from Iowa is one of those.