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American courts have recognized the importance of church-state separation. In a body of law that has evolved over more than two centuries, our courts have interpreted the First Amendment to ban compelled support for religion while protecting the right to worship as every American sees fit. This section examines the legal underpinnings of church-state separation and court interpretations of this principle.

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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:

October 2014 Church & State

Corporate Conscience?

Why The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Even Worse Than You Think

July/August 2014 Church & State

The Great Unraveling

In Its Ruling On Legislative Prayer, The Supreme Court Betrayed American Principles

June 2014 Church & State

Moore Extremism

Alabama's Notorious 'Ten Commandments Judge' Is Back - And He's As Big A Zealot As Ever

April 2014 Church & State

Faux Founders

An Ambitious Band Of Religious Right Activists Has Hatched A Bold Scheme To Rewrite The Constitution More To Their Liking