Posts Tagged ‘CARD’

Church-State Milestones, Faith-Based Initiatives

In February of 1811, President James Madison vetoed a congressional bill incorporating an Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. Citing the First Amendment, Madison said the measure “exceeds the rightful authority to which governments are limited by the essential distinction between civil and religious functions.”

The bill indicated that the church, among other things, would be caring for the poor […] Read More