Posts Tagged ‘American History’

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion in Public Schools

The social studies war in Texas continues to rage.

According to today’s Houston Chronicle, those reviewing the state’s social studies curriculum are deeply divided on what our Founding Fathers intended when it comes to church-state separation.

Peter Marshall, one of the Religious Right-aligned “experts” on the review panel, told the Chronicle, “You can’t properly tell American history unless you […] Read More

Church-State Milestones

On July 10, 1822, James Madison sent a letter to Edward Livingston about the appropriate relationship between religion and government. Writing 186 years ago today, the Father of our Constitution insisted that church-state separation has been a triumph for democracy and a boon to religious devotion.

Almost two centuries after Madison’s missive, church-state separation is under tremendous attack […] Read More