Posts Tagged ‘George Washington’

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion and politics, Religious Right Research

Sarah Palin has once again demonstrated that she just doesn’t know much about basic American principles.

The erstwhile Alaska governor, speaking in Louisville, Ky., Friday night at a women’s religious conference, blasted a federal judge in Wisconsin for declaring the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. She also indirectly criticized President Barack Obama, who on more than one […] Read More

This Day in History

Today we celebrate the 278th birthday of our first president, George Washington.

Americans United honors Washington for, among many other things, his commitment to religious liberty and church-state separation. We know the Father of Our Country wanted people of all faiths and none to feel welcome in our new nation.

How do we know this? He said so. During a […] Read More

Church-State Milestones, Freedom of Religion, Resources, This Day in History

It’s Presidents’ Day. In honor of the holiday, I thought it would be interesting to pull together some quotes by our chief executives on church-state separation and religious freedom.

Most people know that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were great champions of church-state separation. But did you know that James K. Polk had some interesting things to say, […] Read More

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