Originally posted by Illmatic67
There is no doubt that America DOES have the freedom OF religion.
What do you call churches, mosques, and temples all around the country? That's freedom OF religion. We as Americans have the freedom to practice
any religion in the privacy of our own homes and the private institutions such as churches and mosques.
That is freedom OF religion.
But religion cannot be expressed or established in any government establishment such as a court house.
If you want to go worship and set up shrines then go to a church, not to a court house.
There's no doubt in my mind that America does have freedom OF religion, especially if you compare it to any other nation (that I know of (not
England, look at the Irish deal)) in the world. However, I've noticed a concerted effort recently by the ACLU and individuals to try to remove it
from the public eye.
You said religion cannot be expressed or established in any government establishment. Does that include a sidewalk as it did in the first story I
City officials in Scotsdale, Ariz. have told a gallery owner there that he must remove a statue of Jesus from the sidewalk outside his
Note: emphesis added
The sidewalk isn't a government building. It was an attempt to force religion out of the public eye. To protect people from
(read from religion). I'm not saying we're to the point of having freedom FROM religion, but we are moving in that direction faster then we have
been at any other point in our nation's history post-1850.