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America’s founders crafted a constitution that separated church and state. They believed this was the best mechanism for protecting the rights of all. Their efforts have paid off handsomely. The United States enjoys unprecedented levels of religious liberty, expanding pluralism and a high degree of inter-faith harmony. None of this would have been possible without the wisdom of our founders. Despite this record of success, opponents of church-state separation are trying to rewrite American history to promote their ideas of an officially “Christian nation.” This section debunks these discredited claims and provides sound historical materials.

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March 2015 Church & State

Fundamentally Extreme

How A Series Of Pamphlets Led To The Evolution Of The Religious Right In America

February 2015 Church & State

Good Reads

Books That Support Church-State Separation

February 2015 Church & State

Myths Debunked

Religious Right Activists Love To Spread False Information About The Separation Of Church And State. Here Are Ten Rebuttals:

February 2015 Church & State

Persecution Complex

It's Enshrined In The First Amendment, But Religious Freedom Is A Principle Some Groups Still Have To Fight For

November 2014 Church & State

Erasing Separation

In Texas And Other States, Religious Right Activists Want To Replace James Madison With Moses